Lead article today in The Stamford Advocate "Braking Bad" sites Bridgeport/Stamford corridor 4th worst in country for traffic congestion. Washington DC is the worst, then Los Angeles area, then New York/Newark corridor and fourthly Bridgeport/Stamford - something anyone who drives on it already knows!
To do a 20 minute commute during commuter times takes 88 minutes according to A & M Transportation Institute out of Texas. This is a huge cost in personal time and actual cost of operating a vehicle. It translates into substantial difference in housing values between living close to, or in, Stamford and communities further away.