Feeling Traffic Trauma? Miami Commutes Are Longer Than Ever For More People Than Ever

Apr 26, 2018

If you feel like your South Florida commute seems increasingly hellish these days, you're not alone.

Over the past decade, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties have seen a whopping increase of almost 29 percent in the share of commuters who travel at least 90 minutes to get to work. That is one of the largest increases in America among big cities.

By comparison, Atlanta saw just a 14 percent increase between 2005 and 2016, while New York jumped only 15 percent.

The data, compiled by ApartmentList.com, brings South Florida in line with the national share of Americans now making "supercommutes." As of 2016, 2.7 percent of South Florida commuters were traveling at least 90 minutes to get to work. That's the same as the nation as a whole. Other fast-growing regions now have even larger shares: 6.7 percent of New Yorkers are now supercommuters, while 4.6 percent of people living in and around Washington D.C. are making daily megahauls.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald.