Cleveland, Cincinnati Among Cities Were Commuting Costs Most

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a costly commute for motorists who endure the traffic in two of Ohio's largest cities.

Cleveland and Cincinnati have made a Forbes magazine list of the ten U.S. cities where the trip to and from work is most expensive, based on local incomes, gas prices, vehicle maintenance and other factors.

While Houston comes in first, Cleveland is right behind in second place. The study says transportation costs swallow up 20.5 percent of household budgets in Cleveland, and commuters typically spend 10 hours per year stuck in traffic.

Cincinnati is Number 6 on the list. Forbes says one-fifth of the average household's expenses go toward commuting, and travelers are delayed about 30 hours each year.