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Baton Rouge has worse commuter time than national average

Baton Rouge has worse commuter time than national average

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Commuters in Louisiana's capital region spend more time getting to work than many other people across the country, and nearly all of them are driving alone.

Gridlock in Baton Rouge has been a regular criticism among the region's residents and visitors to the city. A nationwide congestion analysis by The Associated Press shows the grousing about traffic is warranted.

Census data from 2013 shows the average travel time to work for the Baton Rouge metro area commute is higher than the national average, but other regions in the state fall close to or even a bit lower than the national figure.

Of the 195 major metropolitan areas analyzed, four were in Louisiana, covering the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and Shreveport-Bossier City regions.

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