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Contra Costa County Has Longest Commute Time In California

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Heavy traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on August 17, 2011 after authorities shut down part of Interstate 580 due to a police standoff. (CBS)

Heavy traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on August 17, 2011 after authorities shut down part of Interstate 580 due to a police standoff. (CBS)

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Don Knapp is a general assigment reporter at KPIX 5 Eyewitness News....
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Californians rank 10th in the country for having the longest commute times, taking an average of 26.9 minutes to travel to work, recently released census data show.

According to a study done by California Watch, the longest commute times in the state belonged to residents of Contra Costa County, who spent an average of 32.2 minutes traveling to work.

On the bright side, residents of San Francisco were the least likely in the state to commute by driving alone. The study says they are also the most likely to take public transit, such as buses, subways, trains or ferries to get to work.

Read the study at CaliforniaWatch.org.

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