Table 1-63: Annual Person-Hours of Highway Traffic Delay Per Person

Table 1-63: Annual Person-Hours of Highway Traffic Delay Per Person

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Population group Urban area 1982 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Percent change Short-term 1994-2000 Percent change Long-term 1982-2000
Percenta Ranka Percenta Ranka
Medium Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1 R1 R4 R3 R4 R4 R4 R4 R4 R4 R5 R6 6 50 32 500 29
Medium Albuquerque, NM R2 R5 R8 R8 R10 R11 R15 R17 R21 R23 R25 R26 21 40 42 950 5
Small Anchorage, AK 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 69 0 74
Large Atlanta, GA R6 R10 R11 R10 R12 R17 R23 R26 R30 R31 R33 R29 33 43 39 450 33
Medium Austin, TX R4 R8 R9 R11 R10 R12 R14 R18 R21 R25 R21 R26 28 100 10 600 21
Small Bakersfield, CA 1 1 R2 R2 R3 R2 R2 R3 R3 R3 R3 R3 4 100 10 300 45
Large Baltimore, MD R4 R6 R15 R15 R13 R14 R16 R17 R18 R19 R18 R18 20 25 58 400 38
Small Beaumont, TX R2 R3 R3 R3 R3 R4 R3 R3 R3 R4 R6 R6 6 100 10 200 60
Medium Birmingham, AL 3 4 5 5 5 6 8 10 11 11 13 13 14 75 19 367 43
Very large Boston, MA R9 R12 R18 R18 R19 R21 R23 R23 R23 R25 R25 R27 28 22 59 211 59
Small Boulder, CO 1 2 2 R2 R2 R3 R3 R3 R3 R4 R4 R4 5 67 23 400 38
Small Brownsville, TX 1 1 R1 R1 R1 R1 2 2 2 2 R2 R2 3 50 32 200 60
Large Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R3 R3 R4 5 150 6 400 38
Small Charleston, SC 5 6 10 10 11 10 9 9 9 10 11 12 12 33 51 140 68
Medium Charlotte, NC R4 R7 R11 R12 R14 R13 R12 R12 R14 R17 R18 R19 22 83 17 450 33
Very large Chicago, IL-Northwestern, IN R7 R11 R18 R19 R19 R20 R18 R21 R28 R26 R28 R28 27 50 32 286 48
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY R2 R3 R7 R7 R8 R9 R12 R12 R14 R17 R17 R18 20 67 23 900 6
Large Cleveland, OH R1 R1 R3 R3 R4 R5 R6 R9 R10 R12 R9 R9 8 33 51 700 17
Small Colorado Springs, CO 1 R2 R2 R2 R3 R4 R4 R6 R6 R8 R10 R12 13 225 3 1,200 3
Large Columbus, OH R2 R2 R8 R8 R10 R11 R14 R15 R17 R19 R19 R20 17 21 60 750 16
Small Corpus Christi, TX R2 R2 R2 R3 R3 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R2 R3 3 50 32 50 73
Very large Dallas -Fort Worth, TX R6 R13 R18 R19 R22 R25 R23 R26 R25 R24 R29 R40 37 61 29 517 28
Large Denver, CO R7 R8 R12 R13 R15 R18 R19 R23 R26 R29 R32 R32 35 84 16 400 38
Very large Detroit, MI R7 R7 R20 R21 R28 R34 R28 R26 R26 R27 R27 R26 25 -11 73 257 54
Medium El Paso, TX-NM R1 R1 R2 R3 R4 R4 R5 R5 R4 R5 R5 R8 10 100 10 900 6
Small Eugene-Springfield, OR 1 R1 2 2 R2 R3 R2 R3 R3 R3 R4 R5 7 250 2 600 21
Small Fort Myers - Cape Coral, FL 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 40 42 600 21
Medium Fresno, CA R3 R3 R7 R7 R7 R5 R5 R5 R6 R7 R8 R10 11 120 8 267 51
Large Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Beach, FL R3 R4 R8 R10 R12 R14 R12 R14 R16 R18 R18 R23 28 133 7 833 12
Medium Hartford-Middletown, CT R3 R6 R7 R8 R8 R6 R5 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 11 120 8 267 51
Medium Honolulu, HI R5 R7 R15 R15 R16 R15 R15 R15 R15 R13 R14 R15 11 -27 75 120 70
Very large Houston, TX R19 R33 R24 R18 R19 R24 R27 R27 R30 R36 R34 R40 36 33 51 89 71
Large Indianapolis, IN R2 R2 R4 R5 R7 R13 R17 R19 R22 R24 R19 R19 20 18 64 900 6
Medium Jacksonville, FL R3 R4 R9 R10 R13 R13 R14 R18 R17 R18 R15 R15 15 7 68 400 38
Large Kansas City, MO-KS R1 R2 R3 R3 R4 R6 R7 R6 R8 R8 R9 R11 9 29 56 800 13
Small Laredo, TX 1 1 1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R3 R3 R3 3 200 4 200 60
Large Las Vegas, NV R3 R5 R12 R13 R11 R11 R13 R13 R14 R16 R16 R17 18 38 45 500 29
Very large Los Angeles, CA R22 R27 R63 R61 R60 R58 R52 R55 R61 R59 R63 R62 62 19 62 182 64
Medium Louisville, KY-IN R4 R5 R5 R7 R9 R12 R14 R13 R17 R19 R20 R21 21 50 32 425 37
Medium Memphis, TN-AR-MS R1 R2 R5 R6 R7 R7 R9 R11 R11 R13 R14 R14 16 78 18 1,500 2
Large Miami-Hialeah, FL R9 R11 R21 R21 R29 R28 R29 R27 R27 R30 R28 R29 33 14 67 267 51
Large Milwaukee, WI R2 R3 R5 R6 R7 R9 R9 R11 R12 R12 R13 R14 15 67 23 650 19
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN R1 R4 R8 R9 R11 R14 R15 R16 R17 R23 R23 R27 26 73 20 2,500 1
Medium Nashville, TN R6 R7 R9 R8 R7 R10 R12 R14 R15 R18 R16 R19 20 67 23 233 57
Large New Orleans, LA R4 R5 R6 R8 R7 R7 R12 R11 R11 R11 R11 R11 10 -17 74 150 66
Very large New York, NY-Northeastern, NJ R6 R7 R18 R13 R13 R14 R16 R18 R19 R21 R22 R23 23 44 38 283 49
Large Norfolk - Newport News- Virginia Beach, VA R5 R7 R9 R8 R9 R8 R10 R11 R12 R12 R14 R15 12 20 61 140 68
Large Oklahoma City, OK R1 R2 R2 R3 R3 R3 R3 R4 R5 R6 R6 R7 6 100 10 500 29
Medium Omaha, NE-IA R2 R3 R5 R5 R6 R6 R8 R8 R9 R10 R10 R11 11 38 46 450 33
Large Orlando, FL R5 R9 R11 R16 R17 R19 R19 R19 R21 R24 R27 R26 31 63 28 520 27
Small Pensacola, FL 1 2 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 11 38 46 1,000 4
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ R5 R6 R9 R11 R11 R10 R11 R12 R13 R13 R15 R16 15 36 50 200 60
Large Phoenix, AZ R7 R8 R14 R17 R18 R18 R18 R16 R20 R23 R20 R26 28 56 31 300 45
Large Pittsburgh, PA R4 R5 R7 R7 R6 R6 R6 R8 R7 R8 R8 R9 7 17 66 75 72
Large Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA R3 R3 R8 R9 R11 R14 R14 R18 R19 R19 R20 R21 23 64 27 667 18
Medium Providence-Pawtucket, RI-MA R2 R4 R8 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R14 R11 R14 R17 19 90 15 850 11
Medium Richmond, VA 1 2 4 4 4 5 7 10 10 10 12 12 10 43 40 900 6
Medium Rochester, NY R0 R1 R2 R1 R2 R2 R2 R3 R3 R3 R3 R4 3 50 32 NM 75
Large Sacramento, CA R5 R7 R14 R14 R13 R13 R16 R14 R17 R15 R15 R16 19 19 63 280 50
Small Salem, OR 1 1 R3 R4 R4 R5 R5 R4 R6 R6 R7 R6 7 40 42 600 21
Medium Salt Lake City, UT R1 R2 R4 R5 R6 R7 R9 R10 R8 R7 R8 R8 9 0 69 800 13
Large San Antonio, TX R3 R7 R6 R6 R7 R6 R5 R10 R10 R10 R13 R18 20 300 1 567 26
Large San Bernardino-Riverside, CA R4 R7 R19 R22 R23 R22 R19 R20 R22 R23 R27 R26 30 58 30 650 19
Large San Diego, CA R4 R7 R17 R14 R15 R14 R14 R14 R15 R18 R17 R21 24 71 21 500 29
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA R12 R24 R37 R28 R26 R28 R24 R30 R31 R28 R32 R34 41 71 22 242 56
Large San Jose, CA R10 R21 R43 R35 R26 R25 R24 R26 R25 R23 R26 R31 33 38 46 230 58
Large Seattle-Everett, WA R8 R14 R24 R30 R32 R29 R29 R30 R34 R36 R35 R37 34 17 65 325 44
Small Spokane, WA 2 3 R3 R4 R3 R5 R5 R4 R4 R5 R5 R5 5 0 69 150 66
Large St. Louis, MO-IL R5 R7 R9 R8 R10 R13 R15 R16 R16 R18 R18 R19 20 33 51 300 45
Medium Tacoma, WA R2 R3 R9 R9 R9 R10 R11 R11 R11 R12 R12 R15 14 27 57 600 21
Large Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL R8 R9 R14 R17 R18 R20 R23 R23 R22 R21 R21 R22 21 -9 72 163 65
Medium Tucson, AZ R2 R2 R5 R6 R6 R7 R8 R8 R8 R11 R12 R12 11 38 46 450 33
Medium Tulsa, OK 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 6 9 200 4 800 13
Large West Palm Beach - Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL 2 2 7 8 11 10 14 14 16 15 18 20 20 43 40 900 6
Very large Washington, DC-MD-VA R10 R14 R22 R23 R25 R27 R27 R29 R32 R31 R36 R37 35 30 55 250 55
  75 Area Average R7 R10 R19 R18 R19 R20 R20 R21 R23 R24 R25 R26 27 36   278  
  Very Large Area Average R10 R14 R28 R26 R27 R27 R26 R28 R31 R31 R33 R35 35 32   237  
  Large Area Average R4 R6 R12 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R18 R19 R20 R21 22 44   423  
  Medium Area Average R2 R4 R6 R7 R8 R8 R9 R11 R11 R12 R12 R14 14 55   469  
  Small Area Average 2 2 4 4 R4 R4 R4 R4 R5 R5 R6 R6 7 62   289  

KEY: NM = not meaningful; R = revised.

Very large urban areas - over 3 million population.

Large urban areas - over 1 million and less than 3 million population.

Medium urban areas - over 500,000 and less than 1 million population.

Small urban areas - less than 500,000 population.

a Percent change was calculated using the numbers in this table and were not obtained from the source mentioned below. Rank is based on the calculated percent change with the highest number corresponding to a rank of 1.

NOTE

The cities shown represent the 50 largest metropolitan areas, as well as others chosen by the states sponsoring the Texas Transportation Institute study on mobility.

SOURCE

1982 - 2000: Texas Transportation Institute, The 2002 Annual Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2002) from Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of Aug. 1, 2002.