Study: Denver drivers have longest commute time

Traffic backed up for miles on SB I-25 after trucks damaed bridge. July 17, 2012

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DENVER — Not surprisingly, drivers in Denver have the highest commute time of other metro area communities.

Commuters in Denver also spend more time in the care than the national average.

According to a study commissioned by the Longmont Area Economic Council, Denver drivers spent 26.9 minutes in their commute. Residents in Longmont had the shortest commute at 21.9 minutes.

Overall, Boulder County residents have an average 22.4-minute commute time to work and Fort Collins-area residents have a 22.8-minute commute time.

The U.S. average is 25.7 minutes, the study said.

The study used census data from 2011.

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