N.J. drivers face the worst commutes in the U.S., and one of the worst in the world, 2 studies show
Traffic delays in the New Jersey-New York region are legendarily bad. A crash or emergency construction can turn a routine ride into a steering-wheel pounding nightmare.
But two recent traffic report cards show Jersey drivers wasted the equivalent of three work weeks annually sitting in traffic in 2021 and 2022. Both ranked the metro area among the five worst in the world and worst in the nation for traffic delays.
The 2022 Inrix global traffic scorecard ranked the New Jersey-New York region fifth worst of 25 regions around the globe that saw commuters spending the most hours in traffic. The CoPilot research 2021 study ranked the New York-New Jersey region as worst metro area in the nation.