Traffic jam: The 10 most congested cities in America

3. Los Angeles

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    Traffic stacks up on the eastbound Santa Monica Freeway in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, which is getting 25 percent of California’s surface transportation stimulus money, produces about 40 percent of the state’s economic output.
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Yearly delay: 63 hours

Cost per driver: $1,464

Los Angeles ranks as the worst city when it comes to getting around during rush hour. In 2009, a trip during rush hour took about 38 percent longer than at other hours. The second-worst city for travel time was Washington, D.C., which registered a 30 percent increase during rush hour.

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