Traffic jam: The 10 most congested cities in America

8. Atlanta / Seattle (tie)

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    Traffic stacks up on the highway south of Atlanta, Ga., in May 2006.
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Yearly delay: 44 hours

Cost per driver: $1,046 (Atlanta), $1,056 (Seattle)

The study’s authors acknowledge that populated cities are bound to face a certain level of congestion, but suggest a few things for improving the situation, including carpooling and telecommuting to the office.

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