Stuck in Traffic? Six PIA Western Alliance Cities Among the Nation’s Worst

The headline is about traffic. But let’s talk household vehicles first. According to Forbes Advisor 91.7% of all households in the United States have at least one vehicle. That’s a 3.66% increase from 2018 to 2021.

And these days trucks are the most popular vehicle to have in the U.S.

Rural areas have more vehicles per 1,000 drivers than cities. The PIA Western Alliance state of Montana has the most registered vehicles per 1,000 licensed drivers than any state in the union.

Montana has 2,492.55 vehicles per licensed driver. The Treasure State is followed by South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota and Iowa.

The state with the fewest vehicles per 1,000 licensed drivers is Delaware with 547.23. It is followed by the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey and the PIA Western Alliance state of Arizona is fifth.

According to Forbes Advisor, 91.7% of households in the United States had at least one vehicle in 2021. Overall, the number of registered vehicles in the U.S. increased 3.66% between 2017 and 2021, with trucks being the most popular type of vehicle.

An analysis by insurance comparison firm, The Zebra leads us to what happens to all those vehicles in traffic. These — the site says — are the worst cities for traffic. Six of the top 10 are PIA Western Alliance cities.

The site analyzed time spent in traffic, the amount of public transportation available, the high cost of gasoline and what it costs to insure a vehicle each year. Here are the details:

1. Los Angeles, California

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 153 hours

Public transportation score: 7.7

Average gas prices in the state: $4.761 per gallon      

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,688 per year

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 110 hours

Public transportation score: 5.1

Average gas prices in the state: $4.085 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,856

3. Riverside, California

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 92 hours

Public transportation score: 5.2

Average gas prices in the state: $4,761 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: No costs available

4. San Francisco, California tied with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

San Francisco stats:

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 184 hours

Public transportation score: 9;6

Average gas prices in the state: $4,761 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,295 per year

Philadelphia stats:

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 143 hours

Public transportation score: 9

Average gas prices in the state: $3.55 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $3,315 per year

6. Phoenix, Arizona

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: Not available

Public transportation score: 6.1

Average gas prices in the state: $3,403 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,210 per year

7. Baltimore, Maryland

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 144 hours

Public transportation score: 8.4

Average gas prices in the state: $3,204 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,971 per year

8. Seattle, Washington tied with Miami, Florida

Seattle stats:

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 135 hours

Public transportation score: 8.5

Average gas prices in the state: $4,314 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,157 per year

Miami stats:

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 139 hours

Public transportation score: 8.5

Average gas prices in the state: $3,098 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $3,938 per year

10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 131 hours

Public transportation score: 8.3

Average gas prices in the state: $3.55 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $1,868 per year

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