04/21/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT
Los Angeles has once again won the dubious distinction of having the worst rush-hour traffic in the U.S., according to a Surface Transportation Policy Project analysis released Monday. Furthermore, it is also the worst for commuting overall because there are few mass transit options, the survey says. But L.A.'s rival to the north, San Francisco, mustn't gloat. The City by the Bay ranked second when it comes to traffic snarls. "The places where commuters suffer the most are the ones with the fewest transportation choices," Roy Kienitz, executive director of the transportation policy organization, told Reuters.