On a list just released by Kiplinger, Hartford ranks tenth among the top American cities with the easiest and most affordable commutes.

To make the cut, cities had to have a metro population of at least 1 million and a low congestion rate, a measurement of wasted time and fuel calculated by the Texas Transportation Institute. Kiplinger also factored in the average length of commute, local gas prices, yearly delays per commuter, and public transit use.

The rest of the top ten:

  1. Rochester, New York
  2. Columbus, Ohio
  3. Providence, Rhode Island/Fall River-New Bedford, Massachusetts
  4. Richmond, Virginia
  5. Buffalo-Niagara, Falls, New York
  6. Cleveland, Ohio
  7. Cincinnati, Ohio metro
  8. Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas
  9. Louisville, Kentucky
  10. Hartford, Connecticut

For more information: www.kiplinger.com/tools/slideshows/slideshow_pop.html?nm=Commutingcities