Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:47:14 PM CSTUpdated On: Jun 05 2014 09:43:26 AM CDT
TomTom has released the results of its latest Congestion Index, which measures traffic congestion in North American cities between July and September 2013. The fourth Congestion Index examines the congestion in 57 metropolitan areas with a population of more than 950,000. Take a look at the top 10 worst cities for traffic:
15. New Orleans -- Average congestion level: 22 percent (meaning that commuters are sitting in traffic 22 percent of the time overall)
Morning peak: 30 percent
Evening peak: 51 percent
14. Portland, Ore. -- Average congestion level: 22 percent
Morning peak: 31 percent
Evening rush: 58 percent
13. Washington, D.C. -- Average congestion level: 24 percent
Morning peak: 41 percent
Evening peak: 54 percent
12. Miami -- Average congestion level: 24 percent
Morning peak: 42 percent
Evening peak: 50 percent
11. Montreal -- Average congestion level: 26 percent
Fight for $15 is a growing national protest movement that represents fast food workers' demand for higher wages. Take a look at what average restaurant and retail CEOs earn, broken down as if they got paid hourly.
A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed, leaving thousands dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear rubble and find survivors.
A peaceful demonstration in Baltimore on Saturday came to an end when police in riot gear tried to hold a line, and a few protesters vandalized police cars, threw objects at officers, cursed at them and scuffled with them.