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Honolulu third-worst for traffic congestion


  • Traffic backed up on the H-1 freeway in both directions due to road work and accidents on March 18. Navigation device maker TomTom found Honolulu to be the third-most traffic-congested city in North America
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Navigation device maker TomTom found Honolulu to be the third-most traffic-congested city in North America, in its 2012 Congestion Index, released Thursday.

Los Angeles tops the list with travel times 33 percent longer than when traffic is flowing freely. Vancouver, Canada, is No. 2 with a 32 percent congestion rate, and Honolulu is third with a 30 percent congestion rate.

San Francisco placed fourth at 29 percent and Seattle, Wash., rounded out the top five at 26 percent.

The rest of the top 10 cities, Toronto, Canada, San Jose, Calif., Wash. D.C., New Orleans, La. and Montreal, Canada, all had congestion rates of 25 percent, according to TomTom’s research.

http://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/congestionindex/

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