Study: Minneapolis commuters have it better than others

John Hageman

Traffic in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is not nearly as bad as other metro areas across the nation, even if you feel like your slowly wasting your precious time on Earth stuck behind that stop-and-go jerk on I-94 every afternoon.

According to a study by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, the Twin Cities has the 166th best commute out of the 200 cities studied.

About 1.6 million people in Minneapolis work outside their home. More than 12 percent of them take 45 minutes or more to get to work, while it takes 15 minutes or less for about a quarter of the commuters.

For 41 percent of them, it takes somewhere between 15 and 29 minutes to get to work, according to the study.

New York City has the worst commute times, with almost a third of commuters waiting 45 minutes or more to get to work.