Study: Pittsburgh One Of The Worst Cities For Commuters

Confirmation of what we already know

Andrew Limberg
November 25, 2019 - 11:03 am

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh is used to making national top 10 lists but this is one we’d rather forget.

According to Apartment Guide, the Steel City is the 8th worst city in the country for commuters.

The website says that on average a commuter in Pittsburgh loses 127 hours per year in congestion.

Congestion also costs the average driver $1,776 and the monthly cost of public transportation costs commuters roughly $97.50.

Downtown and South Side are the most popular neighborhoods in Pittsburgh to move to with the average one-bedroom spot costing $1,353 a month on average.

According to the study, Pittsburgh is a victim of its own success.

“With great amenities comes more congestion as Pittsburgh grabs a spot on our worst commuter list.”

Most of the blame for heavy congestion is the Parkway.

“Interstate 376 often tops the list as a big bottleneck and the city's suboptimal road layouts can't handle high volume traffic. But that shouldn't keep you from the historic city which has much to offer, including the Point State Park, Andy Warhol Museum and a thriving dining scene.”

The top ten are:

10 Philadelphia
9 Boston
8. Pittsburgh
7. Portland
6. Chicago
5. San Francisco
4. New York
3. Washington D.C.
2. Seattle
1. Los Angeles