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 2001 2002 Short-term Percent changea
1997-2002
Long-term Percent changea
1982-2002
Percent Rank Percent Rank
Medium Akron, OH 1 1 3 3 4 3 5 4 6 8 9 9 8 8 6 -25 81 500 29
Medium Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 3 1 4 3 (R) 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 50 11 100 79
Medium Albuquerque, NM 2 (R) 4 8 8 10 11 (R) 14 (R) 18 (R) 20 23 25 (R) 27 19 18 15 -35 83 650 19
Small Allentown-Bethlehem, PA-NJ 3 4 6 6 6 7 7 7 10 8 8 7 7 7 7 -13 74 133 76
Small Anchorage, AK 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 (R) 2 3 50 11 50 83
Large Atlanta, GA 6 10 11 (R) 11 12 17 23 26 30 31 33 29 (R) 31 (R) 28 32 3 61 433 40
Medium Austin, TX 4 8 9 11 (R) 9 (R) 11 14 (R) 17 (R) 20 (R) 24 (R) 20 (R) 24 (R) 25 (R) 26 26 8 55 550 26
Small Bakersfield, CA 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 33 26 300 53
Large Baltimore, MD 4 6 15 15 13 14 16 17 18 19 18 18 (R) 19 (R) 21 26 37 24 550 26
Small Beaumont, TX 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 6 6 6 6 8 100 2 300 53
Medium Birmingham, AL 3 4 5 5 5 6 8 (R) 9 (R) 10 11 13 13 (R) 13 (R) 13 14 27 33 367 50
Very large Boston, MA 9 12 18 18 19 21 23 23 23 25 25 27 (R) 26 (R) 27 27 8 56 200 67
Small Boulder, CO 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 25 36 400 41
Medium Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 2 4 8 6 8 8 9 10 10 11 13 16 16 16 17 55 9 750 11
Small Brownsville, TX 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 (R) 3 3 3 3 50 11 200 67
Large Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 67 7 400 41
Small Cape Coral, FL 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 14 49 700 14
Small Charleston-North Charleston, SC 5 6 10 10 (R) 11 10 9 9 9 10 11 12 12 11 12 20 45 140 75
Medium Charlotte, NC-SC 4 7 11 12 14 13 12 12 14 17 18 19 (R) 21 21 24 41 19 500 29
Very large Chicago, IL-IN 6 11 17 18 18 (R) 18 17 20 26 24 26 26 (R) 25 (R) 26 29 21 44 383 48
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2 3 7 7 8 9 12 12 14 17 17 18 (R) 19 (R) 19 21 24 41 950 5
Large Cleveland, OH 1 1 3 3 4 5 6 9 10 12 9 10 8 7 6 -50 85 500 29
Small Colorado Springs, CO 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 6 6 8 10 12 (R) 12 13 12 50 11 1,100 4
Small Columbia, SC 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 4 4 33 26 300 53
Large Columbus, OH 2 2 8 8 10 11 14 15 17 19 19 20 17 (R) 16 15 -21 79 650 19
Small Corpus Christi, TX 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 50 11 50 83
Very large Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6 (R) 12 (R) 17 (R) 18 (R) 21 (R) 23 (R) 22 (R) 24 (R) 23 (R) 24 (R) 27 (R) 37 (R) 32 (R) 32 36 50 11 500 29
Medium Dayton, OH 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 9 10 11 11 13 11 10 8 -27 82 700 14
Large Denver-Aurora, CO 7 8 12 13 15 18 19 23 26 29 32 32 (R) 34 (R) 35 27 -7 72 286 58
Very large Detroit, MI 7 7 20 21 28 34 28 26 26 27 27 26 (R) 24 (R) 26 27 0 63 286 58
Medium El Paso, TX-NM 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 8 (R) 9 11 10 100 2 900 6
Small Eugene, OR 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 (R) 2 3 3 4 5 (R) 6 5 5 67 7 400 41
Medium Fresno, CA 3 3 (R) 7 7 7 5 5 5 6 7 8 10 (R) 10 (R) 8 8 14 49 167 72
Medium Grand Rapids, MI 2 2 4 5 6 8 8 7 8 8 11 11 10 10 11 38 22 450 37
Medium Hartford, CT (R) 1 (R) 2 (R) 3 (R) 4 (R) 6 (R) 5 5 5 6 (R) 6 8 (R) 8 (R) 8 (R) 9 9 50 11 800 9
Medium Honolulu, HI 4 (R) 6 13 13 14 13 13 14 13 12 12 13 10 (R) 11 10 -17 76 150 74
Very large Houston, TX 19 33 (R) 23 17 (R) 17 (R) 21 24 25 (R) 26 (R) 32 (R) 29 (R) 35 (R) 31 (R) 32 33 3 62 74 81
Large Indianapolis, IN 2 2 4 5 7 13 17 19 22 24 19 19 (R) 20 (R) 21 20 -17 76 900 6
Medium Jacksonville, FL 3 4 (R) 10 10 13 13 14 18 17 18 15 15 (R) 14 15 17 -6 69 467 36
Large Kansas City, MO-KS 1 2 3 3 4 6 8 6 8 9 9 11 9 9 8 -11 73 700 14
Small Laredo, TX 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 4 33 26 300 53
Large Las Vegas, NV 3 5 12 13 11 (R) 10 13 13 14 16 16 17 (R) 17 (R) 15 15 -6 71 400 41
Small Little Rock, AR 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 5 6 5 25 36 400 41
Very large Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 19 24 53 51 51 51 46 49 54 52 56 (R) 55 (R) 52 (R) 49 (R) 49 -6 70 158 73
Medium Louisville, KY-IN 4 5 5 7 9 12 14 13 17 19 (R) 19 (R) 21 (R) 20 (R) 18 20 5 58 400 41
Medium Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1 2 5 6 7 7 9 11 11 13 (R) 13 (R) 13 (R) 14 (R) 16 16 23 42 1,500 3
Very large Miami, FL (R) 5 (R) 6 (R) 13 (R) 14 (R) 18 (R) 18 (R) 19 (R) 19 (R) 21 (R) 22 (R) 22 (R) 24 (R) 26 (R) 27 29 32 32 480 35
Large Milwaukee, WI 2 3 5 6 7 9 9 11 12 12 13 15 (R) 14 (R) 13 12 0 63 500 29
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 1 4 8 9 11 14 15 (R) 17 17 23 23 26 (R) 21 (R) 23 22 -4 68 2,100 1
Medium Nashville-Davidson, TN 6 7 9 8 7 10 12 14 15 18 16 20 (R) 20 (R) 20 22 22 43 267 62
Medium New Haven, CT 2 2 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 6 9 11 (R) 12 (R) 15 11 83 5 450 37
Large New Orleans, LA 4 5 6 8 7 7 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 9 -18 78 125 77
Very large New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 6 7 18 13 13 14 16 18 18 20 21 23 (R) 21 (R) 22 23 15 48 283 60
Large Oklahoma City, OK 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 6 (R) 8 6 6 7 17 46 600 22
Medium Omaha, NE-IA 2 3 5 5 6 6 (R) 8 8 9 (R) 9 10 11 (R) 10 12 12 33 26 500 29
Large Orlando, FL 5 9 11 16 17 19 19 19 21 24 27 26 (R) 31 (R) 32 27 13 52 440 39
Medium Oxnard-Ventura, CA 2 5 8 7 7 7 10 11 12 10 12 12 15 17 17 70 6 750 11
Small Pensacola, FL-AL 1 2 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 11 10 10 11 53 900 6
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5 6 9 (R) 12 (R) 13 (R) 11 (R) 12 (R) 14 (R) 14 (R) 15 (R) 19 (R) 21 (R) 18 (R) 21 22 47 18 340 52
Large Phoenix, AZ 7 8 15 17 19 19 19 16 21 23 20 25 (R) 24 (R) 25 24 4 60 243 63
Large Pittsburgh, PA 4 5 7 7 (R) 7 6 6 (R) 7 7 8 8 9 7 7 (R) 7 -13 74 75 80
Large Portland, OR-WA 3 3 8 9 11 14 14 (R) 16 (R) 18 19 20 21 (R) 20 (R) 20 20 5 58 567 25
Medium Providence, RI-MA 2 (R) 3 (R) 6 (R) 6 7 (R) 8 (R) 8 (R) 9 (R) 10 (R) 15 (R) 10 (R) 13 (R) 11 (R) 12 17 13 51 750 11
Medium Raleigh-Durham, NC 3 5 10 7 9 10 11 11 11 12 12 11 12 16 14 17 46 367 50
Medium Richmond, VA (R) 2 2 4 (R) 5 (R) 6 (R) 6 (R) 8 (R) 12 (R) 15 (R) 13 12 (R) 10 (R) 7 (R) 7 8 -38 84 300 53
Large Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 4 7 20 23 25 24 20 22 24 25 29 28 (R) 27 (R) 29 31 24 40 675 18
Medium Rochester, NY 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 0 63 NM NM
Large Sacramento, CA 5 7 14 14 13 13 16 14 17 15 15 16 (R) 17 (R) 17 19 27 34 280 61
Small Salem, OR 1 1 3 4 4 (R) 4 5 (R) 4 (R) 5 6 (R) 6 6 (R) 6 (R) 6 8 33 26 700 14
Medium Salt Lake City, UT 1 2 4 5 6 7 9 (R) 9 8 7 8 9 10 (R) 14 17 143 1 1,600 2
Large San Antonio, TX 3 7 6 6 7 6 5 10 10 10 13 (R) 19 (R) 21 (R) 19 19 90 4 533 28
Large San Diego, CA 3 6 16 14 14 (R) 13 14 14 14 17 16 20 (R) 20 (R) 21 26 53 10 767 10
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA 12 24 (R) 36 28 26 28 24 (R) 31 31 28 32 34 (R) 35 (R) 36 37 32 31 208 66
Large San Jose, CA 10 21 43 35 26 25 24 26 25 23 26 31 (R) 31 (R) 32 29 26 35 190 70
Medium Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 8 8 8 10 9 9 11 38 22 120 78
Large Seattle, WA (R) 5 (R) 9 (R) 22 (R) 24 (R) 29 (R) 25 (R) 25 (R) 28 (R) 29 (R) 31 (R) 31 (R) 32 (R) 25 (R) 25 24 -23 80 380 49
Small Spokane, WA 1 (R) 2 2 3 3 5 (R) 6 4 4 5 5 (R) 6 5 5 5 0 63 400 41
Medium Springfield, MA-CT 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 25 36 67 82
Large St. Louis, MO-IL (R) 6 (R) 8 9 (R) 9 (R) 11 (R) 15 (R) 16 (R) 18 (R) 18 (R) 20 (R) 19 (R) 20 21 18 20 0 63 233 64
Large Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 8 9 14 17 18 20 23 23 22 21 21 22 (R) 20 (R) 23 23 10 54 188 71
Medium Toledo, OH-MI 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 40 20 600 22
Medium Tucson, AZ 2 2 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 11 12 12 (R) 11 (R) 13 15 36 25 650 19
Medium Tulsa, OK 1 2 3 3 3 3 (R) 2 3 4 5 6 6 (R) 8 (R) 7 7 40 20 600 22
Large Virginia Beach, VA 5 7 9 8 9 8 10 11 12 12 14 14 (R) 10 (R) 12 15 25 36 200 67
Very large Washington, DC-VA-MD 10 14 21 22 24 26 26 28 31 31 35 37 33 (R) 33 33 6 57 230 65
NA 85 Area Average 7 (R) 9 (R) 17 (R) 16 (R) 17 (R) 18 (R) 18 (R) 20 (R) 21 (R) 22 (R) 23 25 (R) 45 (R) 45 24 9 NA 243 NA
NA Very Large Area Average (R) 9 (R) 13 (R) 25 (R) 23 24 (R) 25 (R) 24 (R) 26 (R) 28 (R) 28 31 (R) 32 (R) 60 (R) 60 32 14 NA 256 NA
NA Large Area Average 4 6 12 12 13 14 (R) 15 (R) 16 (R) 17 19 (R) 19 21 (R) 38 (R) 38 20 5 NA 400 NA
NA Medium Area Average (R) 2 (R) 3 6 (R) 6 7 (R) 7 (R) 8 (R) 9 (R) 10 (R) 11 (R) 11 (R) 12 (R) 23 (R) 24 13 18 NA 550 NA
NA Small Area Average 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 (R) 5 5 5 6 6 (R) 13 (R) 12 7 40 NA 289 NA

KEY: NA = not applicable; 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 urban areas included are those containing over 500,000 people and several smaller places mostly chosen by previous sponsors of the Texas Transportation Institute study on mobility.

SOURCE

1982-2002: Texas Transportation Institute, The 2004 Annual Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2004), Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of Sep. 13, 2004.