Table 4-28: Wasted Fuel per CapitaR

Table 4-28: Wasted Fuel per CapitaR

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Population group Urban area Gallons wasted % change
RShort-term
1995-1999
% change
RLong-term
1982-1999
R1982 1985 R1990 1991 R1992 1993 1994 R1995 R1996 R1997 1998 1999 % Rank % Rank
Med Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 2 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 14 75 5 600 17
Med Albuquerque, NM 5 11 18 17 21 26 33 36 43 48 46 50 39 27 900 6
Lrg Atlanta, GA 17 31 39 35 40 50 68 68 77 86 83 84 24 44 394 28
Med Austin, TX 16 24 31 32 35 42 44 51 55 68 69 71 39 25 344 33
Sml Bakersfield, CA 0 0 7 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 10 8 33 30 NM 61
Lrg Baltimore, MD 12 21 41 40 39 39 42 46 46 47 47 48 4 66 300 43
Sml Beaumont, TX 0 9 8 8 16 8 8 15 15 15 14 14  -7 74 NM 61
Vlg Boston, MA 18 30 44 43 45 50 52 56 56 58 61 63 13 58 250 48
Sml Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM 66 NM 61
Sml Brownsville, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM 66 NM 61
Lrg Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 3 4 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 12 71 6 300 43
Med Charlotte, NC 9 19 36 39 34 31 31 35 40 49 50 51 46 18 467 22
Vlg Chicago, IL-Northwestern, IN 17 25 36 37 38 40 39 42 45 46 50 50 19 50 194 54
Lrg Cincinnati, OH-KY 6 11 25 25 29 32 37 37 41 46 49 53 43 21 783 8
Lrg Cleveland, OH 2 3 10 11 13 16 19 23 26 29 29 32 39 26 1,500 1
Sml Colorado Springs, CO 0 7 6 6 9 11 14 16 18 19 26 30 88 2 NM 61
Lrg Columbus, OH 5 6 24 24 27 28 31 34 37 43 44 46 35 29 820 7
Sml Corpus Christi, TX 8 8 7 11 11 7 7 10 10 10 10 10 0 68 25 73
Lrg Dallas, TX 13 28 37 39 40 46 47 50 50 59 63 70 40 24 438 26
Lrg Denver, CO 19 25 30 32 38 43 44 52 54 58 63 67 29 38 253 47
Vlg Detroit, MI 18 20 48 49 56 59 55 55 60 61 60 62 13 57 244 49
Med El Paso, TX-NM 4 4 9 13 14 16 17 15 12 15 17 22 47 16 450 23
Sml Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 0 5 10 10 10 10 10 15 20 25 40 300 1 NM 61
Lrg  Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood - Pompano Beach, FL 10 11 20 24 31 34 30 31 33 37 38 44 42 23 340 35
Lrg Fort Worth, TX 7 15 23 21 23 25 28 29 32 36 42 51 76 4 629 13
Med Fresno, CA 6 8 20 19 18 14 14 15 17 20 22 25 67 10 317 40
Med Hartford-Middletown, CT 11 19 26 26 26 19 18 21 22 27 27 30 43 22 173 57
Med Honolulu, HI 11 14 27 27 29 29 30 30 28 30 30 30 0 68 173 57
Vlg Houston, TX 42 59 50 44 43 50 50 49 57 65 76 76 55 15 81 69
Lrg Indianapolis, IN 5 6 15 18 24 39 51 66 67 70 58 57 -14 78 1,040 3
Med Jacksonville, FL 8 11 31 31 38 39 42 50 46 45 44 46  -8 76 475 21
Lrg Kansas City, MO-KS 3 4 10 9 13 18 20 22 25 30 30 37 68 9 1,133 2
Sml Laredo, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 NM 66 NM 61
Lrg Las Vegas, NV 7 12 32 32 25 25 30 31 32 30 29 31 0 68 343 34
Vlg Los Angeles, CA 48 56 88 86 86 81 79 83 84 82 83 84 1 67 75 70
Med Louisville, KY-IN 12 13 15 19 27 37 40 39 45 48 54 57 46 17 375 31
Med Memphis, TN-AR-MS 3 5 15 16 20 21 29 33 35 38 35 33 0 68 1,000 4
Lrg Miami-Hialeah, FL 24 29 55 54 58 59 61 58 56 59 61 61 5 65 154 63
Lrg Milwaukee, WI 7 11 18 20 22 27 26 27 30 30 31 34 26 43 386 30
Lrg Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 6 11 24 24 27 34 40 44 44 52 56 61 39 28 917 5
Med Nashville, TN 20 19 30 26 25 28 37 44 43 54 54 64 45 19 220 50
Lrg New Orleans, LA 16 23 23 26 24 24 26 27 25 25 26 26  -4 72 63 71
Vlg New York, NY-Northeastern, NJ 12 16 33 32 32 34 37 41 45 49 50 52 27 39 333 36
Lrg Norfolk, VA 14 28 30 25 24 24 26 30 36 38 37 38 27 41 171 59
Lrg Oklahoma City, OK 5 7 11 11 13 12 12 16 20 22 23 27 69 7 440 24
Med Omaha, NE-IA 4 8 13 15 19 19 22 22 25 25 28 29 32 31 625 14
Lrg Orlando, FL 15 27 36 44 49 51 47 50 54 59 61 61 22 48 307 41
Vlg Philadelphia, PA-NJ 12 15 23 27 26 27 29 29 33 35 39 38 31 33 217 52
Lrg Phoenix, AZ 17 19 34 36 36 37 36 36 44 43 44 47 31 35 176 55
Lrg Pittsburgh, PA 9 10 16 16 15 15 16 17 17 18 20 21 24 44 133 65
Lrg Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 6 10 28 29 35 45 44 47 53 50 50 53 13 55 783 8
Med Providence-Pawtucket, RI-MA 5 11 26 23 22 24 26 28 32 32 40 44 57 12 780 11
Med Rochester, NY 2 3 7 8 10 10 10 11 11 15 11 13 18 51 550 19
Med Nashville, TN 20 19 30 26 25 28 37 44 43 54 54 64 45 19 220 50
Lrg New Orleans, LA 16 23 23 26 24 24 26 27 25 25 26 26  -4 72 63 71
Vlg New York, NY-Northeastern, NJ 12 16 33 32 32 34 37 41 45 49 50 52 27 39 333 36
Lrg Norfolk, VA 14 28 30 25 24 24 26 30 36 38 37 38 27 41 171 59
Lrg Oklahoma City, OK 5 7 11 11 13 12 12 16 20 22 23 27 69 7 440 24
Med Omaha, NE-IA 4 8 13 15 19 19 22 22 25 25 28 29 32 31 625 14
Lrg Orlando, FL 15 27 36 44 49 51 47 50 54 59 61 61 22 48 307 41
Vlg Philadelphia, PA-NJ 12 15 23 27 26 27 29 29 33 35 39 38 31 33 217 52
Lrg Phoenix, AZ 17 19 34 36 36 37 36 36 44 43 44 47 31 35 176 55
Lrg Pittsburgh, PA 9 10 16 16 15 15 16 17 17 18 20 21 24 44 133 65
Lrg Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 6 10 28 29 35 45 44 47 53 50 50 53 13 55 783 8
Med Providence-Pawtucket, RI-MA 5 11 26 23 22 24 26 28 32 32 40 44 57 12 780 11
Med Rochester, NY 2 3 7 8 10 10 10 11 11 15 11 13 18 51 550 19
Lrg Sacramento, CA 14 21 47 46 43 46 48 48 56 51 50 53 10 60 279 45
Sml Salem, OR 0 0 12 12 12 11 11 17 17 16 21 21 24 44 NM 61
Med Salt Lake City, UT 4 7 14 17 20 25 29 32 34 32 28 29  -9 77 625 14
Lrg San Antonio, TX 7 15 13 13 16 13 15 20 23 25 28 37 85 3 429 27
Lrg San Bernardino-Riverside, CA 9 22 48 50 50 52 53 54 57 55 59 59 9 61 556 18
Lrg San Diego, CA 12 23 53 49 52 49 48 50 50 50 53 59 18 53 392 29
Vlg San Francisco-Oakland, CA 31 46 66 61 61 61 58 61 62 60 63 65 7 64 110 67
Lrg San Jose, CA 31 43 62 61 59 56 56 60 59 57 61 65 8 62 110 67
Lrg Seattle-Everett, WA 31 45 75 77 84 76 75 72 73 79 81 81 13 58 161 61
Sml Spokane, WA 4 7 7 7 7 13 13 9 13 15 15 15 67 10 275 46
Lrg St. Louis, MO-IL 16 24 27 26 31 52 58 59 60 65 66 67 14 54 319 39
Med Tacoma, WA 10 13 27 30 29 32 33 33 36 41 40 43 30 37 330 38
Med Tampa, FL 20 22 39 45 48 47 55 54 51 51 49 50  -7 75 150 64
Med Tucson, AZ 7 9 17 16 16 20 21 21 23 31 36 33 57 12 371 32
Vlg Washington, DC-MD-VA 27 35 60 58 62 60 63 64 68 66 69 69 8 51 156 51
  68-Area Average 11 16 27 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 24   293  
  Very Large Area Average 25 34 50 49 50 51 51 53 57 58 61 62 16   148  
  Large Area Average 12 18 30 31 33 36 38 40 43 45 46 49 22   326  
  Medium Area Average 8 12 22 22 24 26 28 30 32 36 36 39 27   362  
  Small Area Average 1 3 5 6 7 7 7 8 10 10 13 15 80   1,142  

KEY: NM = not meaningful; R = revised.

Vlg = Very Large Urban Areas - over 3 million population.

Lrg = Large Urban Areas - over 1 million and less than 3 million population.

Med = Medium Urban Areas - over 500,000 and less than 1 million population.

Sml = Small Urban Areas - less than 500,000 population.

NOTES: "Wasted" fuel is the difference between the fuel consumed under estimated existing conditions and the fuel consumed if all traffic was moving at free-flow conditions.

Calculations are made for peak period speeds and for free-flow speeds on both the freeway and principal arterial system.

For a more detailed description of the formulas used, see the source document.

The Texas Transportation Institute, for the year 2001, decided to only publish wasted fuel per capita, contrary to previous years when they would publish data for eligible drivers, as well as per capita. To account for this change, the entire table has been updated with wasted fuel per capita.

The cities shown represent the 50 largest metropolitan areas, as well as others chosen by the states sponsoring the study.

SOURCE: 1982 - 1999: Texas Transportation Institute, The 2001 Annual Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2001) from Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu accessed on Sept. 14, 2001.