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Tampa Bay residents have some of the shortest commute times in Florida

By Malena Carollo, Times Staff Writer
Published: July 11, 2018 Updated: July 11, 2018 at 12:59 PM
Tampa Bay has some of the fastest commute times in Florida, according to a new ranking by HomeArea.com .Pictured is traffic on I-275 in 2017. | [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times, 2017]

It may not feel like it while you’re sitting in traffic each morning, but Tampa Bay has some of the fastest commute times in Florida.

According to a new ranking by HomeArea.com, Tampa commuters have the second-fastest commute time, up from No. 4 last year, while St. Petersburg has the third-fastest time. Clearwater ranked fifth, up from eighth last year.

The rankings are based on 2016 data — the most recent available — from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Florida city with the shortest travel time to work was Tallahassee.

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Contact this reporter at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.