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Fort Worth stalled by second-worst commute in Texas, new ranking shows

Fort Worth stalled by second-worst commute in Texas, new ranking shows

Pity the poor commuters in Fort Worth. A new ranking shows the daily trek to work for people in Fort Worth is the second-worst in Texas.

Of the Texas cities ranked by real estate website HomeArea.com, Fort Worth commuters have a journey of 27.9 minutes to the office. This means drivers are spending a good part of each day navigating through traffic on I-35, I-30, I-20, and other major roadways through the city. And they have some company on their long commutes.

For its ranking, HomeArea.com looked at Texas cities with at least 60,000 residents that had enough data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey to estimate the average travel time to get to work. In its list, the website presented the Texas cities with the best and worst commute times.

Out of 17 cities listed, Fort Worth lands at No. 16. The drive has gotten longer for Fort Worth commuters, who enjoyed a 26.6-minute trek to work the year before.

Workers in the Dallas suburb of Garland have the longest drive to the office — 29.5 minutes — and data gathered by GeoStat.org shows 7-7:29 am is the busiest rush-hour commuting period there.

Elsewhere in DFW, Arlington has the fourth-worst commute to work (27.3 minutes), with Plano coming in No. 5 (26.8 minutes), Dallas at No. 6 (26.7 minutes), and Irving at No. 7 (26.1 minutes). The Dallas-Fort Worth city with the best commute on the HomeArea.com list is Richardson, at 24.6 minutes from home to work.

Among Texas’ five biggest cities, San Antonio residents enjoy the shortest commute to work, at 24.7 minutes, according to the HomeArea.com ranking, followed by Austin (24.8 minutes), and Houston (27.3 minutes).

Fort Worth has more reason to lay on the horn, as it clocks in with the worst commute among the five largest cities.