Houston traffic dropped sharply in 2020 because of COVID. It's still among the nation's worst.
The most irregular commuting year in history did not change the fact that Houston has some of the worst traffic in America, according to one of the most-used measures of metro area mobility, released Tuesday.
Despite congestion falling 56 percent in the region as hundreds of thousands of residents worked from home and limited public trips, Houston-area drivers still wasted 35 hours in traffic, analytics company INRIX found. The good news is that in 2019, most drivers wasted 81 hours.