>Study: California has nation’s worst traffic jams
Minnesota, New Jersey close behind as researchers ranks states
LOS ANGELES – Californians idle in the nation’s worst traffic jams on interstates surrounding major metropolitan areas but they are far from alone — 52 percent of these urban stretches of highways are congested, according to a new study released on Thursday.
But one Midwestern state, Minnesota, and two East Coast states nearly matched California’s sorry showing.
Some 83.33 percent of California’s urban interstates are overcrowded, followed by Minnesota at 77.78 percent and New Jersey at 73.35 percent, according to the 16th annual survey by The Reason Foundation, a Los Angeles-based nonpartisan group.