Table 4-28: Wasted Fuel Per Person

Table 4-28: Wasted Fuel Per Person

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Population group Urban area Gallons wasted Percent change Short-term 1994-2000 Percent change Long term 1982-2000
1982 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Percent Rank Percent Rank
Medium Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY R0 R0 R4 R4 R4 R6 R6 8 R8 R8 R8 R10 10 67 16 NM 57
Medium Albuquerque, NM 5 R9 R12 R12 R13 R17 R22 R25 R30 R35 R36 R39 32 45 37 540 18
Small Anchorage, AK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM 68 NM 57
Large Atlanta, GA R10 R17 R20 R19 R21 R29 R40 R45 R51 R53 R56 R50 56 40 42 460 26
Medium Austin, TX R7 R15 R15 R18 R18 R21 R25 R28 R35 R43 R36 R43 48 92 7 586 16
Small Bakersfield, CA 0 0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R3 R5 R5 R5 R5 7 NM 68 NM 57
Large Baltimore, MD R6 R10 R25 R24 R22 R24 R27 R29 R30 R32 R30 R31 35 30 49 483 24
Small Beaumont, TX 0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R7 R7 7 NM 68 NM 57
Medium Birmingham, AL 3 5 8 8 9 11 16 15 18 20 23 23 25 56 28 733 13
Very large Boston, MA R14 R20 R30 R30 R32 R34 R37 R37 R38 R40 R41 R43 45 22 53 221 46
Small Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM 68 NM 57
Small Brownsville, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM 68 NM 57
Large Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY R2 R2 R5 R4 R4 R5 R5 R5 R5 R5 R5 R6 8 60 25 300 33
Small Charleston, SC 6 11 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 16 18 20 43 40 233 44
Medium Charlotte, NC R6 R14 R16 R22 R22 R21 R21 R22 R23 R29 R29 R32 37 76 12 517 20
Very large Chicago, IL-Northwestern, IN R11 R18 R29 R30 R31 R31 R29 R34 R43 R40 R44 R43 43 48 35 291 34
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY R3 R5 R13 R13 R15 R15 R22 R21 R25 R30 R31 R31 34 55 30 1,033 9
Large Cleveland, OH R1 R1 R5 R6 R7 R9 R10 R15 R18 R20 R16 R16 15 50 32 1,400 6
Small Colorado Springs, CO 0 R0 R0 R0 R3 R6 R8 R10 R13 R12 R16 R18 19 138 3 NM 57
Large Columbus, OH R2 R5 R15 R14 R17 R19 R23 R26 R27 R32 R32 R35 30 30 48 1,400 6
Small Corpus Christi, TX R0 R0 R0 R0 R4 R0 R0 R0 R0 R3 R3 R3 3 NM 68 NM 57
Very large Dallas-Fort Worth, TX R10 R21 R30 R31 R37 R40 R38 R42 R41 R40 R48 R65 60 58 26 500 22
Large Denver, CO R12 R13 R20 R20 R24 R30 R30 R37 R42 R47 R50 R52 55 83 10 358 31
Very large Detroit, MI R10 R12 R32 R34 R44 R54 R44 R42 R42 R43 R44 R43 41 -7 64 310 32
Medium El Paso, TX-NM R0 R0 R4 R4 R7 R7 R9 R8 R7 R8 R9 R11 15 67 16 NM 57
Small Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R9 9 NM 68 NM 57
Large Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Beach, FL R6 R6 R14 R16 R19 R23 R20 R22 R26 R29 R30 R35 44 120 5 633 14
Small Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL 0 0 0 0 4 8 8 8 8 11 11 15 14 75 13 NM 57
Medium Fresno, CA 6 R5 R13 R13 R10 R8 R8 R10 R9 R11 R13 R15 18 125 4 200 49
Medium Hartford-Middletown, CT R5 R12 R11 R13 R15 R11 R10 R10 R11 R13 R14 R17 19 90 8 280 37
Medium Honolulu, HI R9 R10 R24 R24 R25 R25 R24 R24 R24 R21 R24 R24 19 -21 67 111 54
Very large Houston, TX R33 R55 R40 R31 R32 R41 R45 R45 R49 R60 R57 R65 59 31 47 79 56
Large Indianapolis, IN R2 R3 R6 R8 R13 R22 R29 R32 R38 R40 R33 R31 34 17 55 1,600 1
Medium Jacksonville, FL R7 R8 R15 R17 R22 R22 R24 R30 R29 R30 R25 R25 24 0 63 243 41
Large Kansas City, MO-KS R1 R3 R6 R5 R7 R10 R13 R11 R13 R14 R15 R19 16 23 51 1,500 4
Small Laredo, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R0 R0 0 NM 68 NM 57
Large Las Vegas, NV R4 R8 R19 R20 R18 R16 R20 R20 R23 R25 R26 R27 28 40 42 600 15
Very large Los Angeles, CA R36 R45 R94 R91 R91 R87 R80 R84 R92 R89 R95 R93 94 18 54 161 51
Medium Louisville, KY-IN R6 R8 R9 R12 R16 R20 R25 R21 R29 R31 R33 R37 37 48 36 517 20
Medium Memphis, TN-AR-MS 3 R3 R8 R9 R11 R12 R15 R18 R18 R22 R22 R23 26 73 14 767 12
Large Miami-Hialeah, FL R14 R17 R34 R34 R44 R43 R45 R43 R43 R46 R44 R45 51 13 57 264 40
Large Milwaukee, WI R4 R6 R10 R11 R12 R15 R15 R19 R20 R20 R22 R24 25 67 16 525 19
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN R3 R6 R14 R15 R18 R24 R26 R28 R29 R39 R41 R45 44 69 15 1,367 8
Medium Nashville, TN R10 R11 R16 R12 R12 R17 R21 R24 R26 R29 R27 R32 34 62 24 240 42
Large New Orleans, LA R7 R9 R11 R12 R12 R12 R20 R18 R18 R18 R18 R18 17 -15 66 143 53
Very large New York, NY-Northeastern, NJ R10 R12 R30 R22 R22 R22 R27 R30 R31 R34 R36 R38 39 44 38 290 35
Large Norfolk-Newport News-Virginia Beach, VA R8 R12 R15 R13 R15 R14 R18 R19 R22 R22 R24 R25 20 11 59 150 52
Large Oklahoma City, OK R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R6 R6 R8 R8 R10 R12 R13 10 67 16 400 27
Medium Omaha, NE-IA R2 R4 R9 R9 R11 R11 R11 R11 R14 R14 R17 R18 18 64 22 800 11
Large Orlando, FL R10 R16 R19 R25 R27 R30 R31 R31 R34 R36 R42 R41 48 55 29 380 28
Small Pensacola, FL 0 0 8 11 11 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 16 7 62 NM 57
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ R8 R10 R14 R17 R17 R17 R18 R20 R21 R22 R25 R25 25 39 45 213 47
Large Phoenix, AZ R12 R12 R23 R26 R27 R29 R28 R26 R32 R35 R32 R41 44 57 27 267 39
Large Pittsburgh, PA R6 R7 R10 R10 R10 R10 R10 R12 R12 R12 R12 R13 11 10 60 83 55
Large Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA R4 R5 R14 R15 R20 R24 R25 R27 R32 R33 R33 R36 38 52 31 850 10
Medium Providence-Pawtucket, RI-MA R2 R7 R14 R12 R11 R15 R17 R18 R22 R19 R24 R29 32 88 9 1,500 4
Medium Richmond, VA 0 4 9 7 7 10 12 16 18 18 19 19 17 42 41 NM 57
Medium Rochester, NY R0 R0 R2 R2 R3 R3 R3 R5 R6 R6 R5 R6 6 100 6 NM 57
Large Sacramento, CA R7 R11 R25 R25 R22 R23 R27 R24 R29 R26 R27 R28 33 22 52 371 29
Small Salem, OR 0 0 R0 R0 R0 R0 R6 R0 R6 R11 R11 R11 10 67 16 NM 57
Medium Salt Lake City, UT R1 R3 R8 R9 R10 R11 R15 R16 R15 R14 R13 R15 17 13 57 1,600 1
Large San Antonio, TX R6 R12 R10 R10 R11 R10 R10 R16 R16 R18 R23 R31 34 240 2 467 25
Large San Bernardino-Riverside, CA R7 R13 R32 R38 R37 R37 R32 R34 R37 R39 R44 R43 48 50 32 586 16
Large San Diego, CA R7 R12 R30 R25 R26 R25 R25 R25 R27 R31 R29 R36 41 64 21 486 23
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA R20 R39 R60 R47 R45 R47 R41 R51 R52 R47 R53 R55 67 63 23 235 43
Large San Jose, CA R17 R34 R66 R55 R43 R40 R40 R43 R42 R39 R44 R50 53 33 46 212 48
Large Seattle-Everett, WA R15 R25 R42 R51 R53 R48 R49 R50 R56 R59 R58 R61 56 14 56 273 38
Small Spokane, WA R0 R0 R0 7 R3 R7 R6 R6 R6 R6 R9 R9 9 50 32 NM 57
Large St. Louis, MO-IL R9 R13 R15 R14 R16 R22 R25 R28 R28 R31 R32 R33 35 40 42 289 36
Medium Tacoma, WA R5 R4 R15 R15 R15 R20 R21 R21 R20 R20 R20 R27 23 10 61 360 30
Large Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, FL R12 R14 R22 R26 R27 R30 R35 R33 R33 R32 R31 R33 32 -9 65 167 50
Medium Tucson, AZ R0 R4 R8 R11 R11 R10 R10 R11 R14 R17 R18 R18 18 80 11 NM 57
Medium Tulsa, OK 0 4 6 4 4 4 4 7 7 8 9 10 14 250 1 NM 57
Large West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL 2 4 13 15 19 18 23 23 26 24 30 32 33 43 39 1,550 3
Very large Washington, DC-MD-VA R17 R23 R36 R37 R41 R44 R44 R47 R51 R50 R58 R60 56 27 50 229 45
  75-Area Average R6 R9 R16 R16 R17 R19 R20 R21 R23 R25 R26 R28 a43 114   612  
  Very Large Area Average R17 R26 R40 R37 R39 R42 R40 R43 R46 R47 R50 R53 a55 36   225  
  Large Area Average R7 R10 R19 R19 R20 R22 R24 R26 R28 R30 R31 R33 a37 52   452  
  Medium Area Average R4 R6 R11 R11 R12 R13 R15 R17 R18 R20 R20 R23 a24 58   555  
  Small Area Average R0 R1 R2 R2 R3 R4 R4 R4 R5 R5 R7 R8 a10 146   2,233  

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 The average of the wasted fuel per person for each urban area category for 2000 was obtained from table A-6 of TTI's The 2002 Annual Urban Mobility Report referenced below. For all other years it was calculated using raw data obtained from internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of Aug. 5, 2002, where the total annual wasted fuel per person for each year and urban area was divided by the number of cities in that particular urban area.

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

Percent changes for area averages were calculated before rounding.

SOURCE

1982 - 2000: Texas Transportation Institute, The 2001 Annual Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2001) from Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of Aug. 5, 2002.