Peer regions were chosen for their comparable size and composition. These same regions have been used for comparison in multiple other studies and reports.
Source: INRIX 2017 Global Traffic Scorecard
*Source and methodology for calculating this data point has changed since 2016/2017
Why It's Important
With growing populations, many metropolitan areas deal or will deal with heavy traffic congestion during peak commuting times. Short commuting times correlate to a higher quality of life and make a region more attractive in recruiting high skilled labor.