16. Austin, Texas
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Congestion level: 25%Average commute time: 23.8 minutes% of commuters using public transit: 4.0%% of commuters who walk to work: 2.3%
Like their fellow Texans in Houston, commuters in the Lone Star State’s capital city largely drive to and from work. However, their commute time, on average, shaves three minutes off of that of Houston. The city’s public transit system, CapMetro, is actively seeking federal funding for the primary purpose of easing traffic congestion.