Table 4-27: Annual Wasted Fuel Due to Congestiona

Table 4-27: Annual Wasted Fuel Due to Congestiona

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Population group Urban area Gallons wasted (millions) Percent change Short-term 1996-2001 Percent change Long term 1982-2001
1982 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Percent Rank Percent Rank
Medium Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 0 0 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 50 24 NM NM
Medium Albuquerque, NM 2 4 6 6 7 9 12 14 17 20 21 23 R17 17 0 59 750 23
Small Anchorage, AK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM NM NM NM
Large Atlanta, GA 16 28 42 41 48 67 97 111 125 138 156 144 R167 174 39 36 988 19
Medium Austin, TX 3 7 8 10 10 12 15 17 22 29 25 30 35 38 73 13 1,167 12
Small Bakersfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 50 24 NM NM
Large Baltimore, MD 11 18 49 49 45 50 57 61 65 69 64 67 75 85 31 43 673 26
Small Beaumont, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 NM NM NM NM
Medium Birmingham, AL 2 3 5 5 6 7 10 10 12 13 15 15 17 17 42 34 750 23
Very large Boston, MA 40 54 90 88 95 102 111 111 115 122 123 130 136 139 21 46 248 51
Small Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM NM NM NM
Small Brownsville, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM NM NM NM
Large Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 2 2 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 9 9 80 8 350 37
Small Charleston, SC 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 9 9 50 24 350 37
Medium Charlotte, NC 2 5 7 10 11 11 11 12 13 17 18 20 24 24 85 7 1,100 14
Very large Chicago, IL-Northwestern, IN R73 R125 R208 R212 R220 R225 R213 R244 R318 R299 R327 R325 R328 340 7 54 366 36
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY 3 6 15 15 18 19 27 26 31 38 39 40 44 46 48 29 1,433 8
Large Cleveland, OH 2 2 9 10 12 16 19 27 R32 38 30 31 29 24 -25 68 1,100 14
Small Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8 9 9 80 8 NM NM
Large Columbus, OH 2 4 13 13 16 19 23 26 28 33 33 36 31 30 7 53 1,400 9
Small Corpus Christi, TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 NM NM NM NM
Very large Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 24 59 93 100 117 129 124 137 R140 R149 175 R246 R229 230 64 17 858 22
Large Denver, CO 16 20 31 32 38 48 51 64 74 84 92 96 105 114 54 21 613 29
Very large Detroit, MI 40 46 127 134 177 215 176 168 168 174 176 171 166 175 4 58 338 41
Medium El Paso, TX-NM 0 0 2 2 4 4 5 5 4 5 6 7 10 13 225 1 NM NM
Small Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 NM NM NM NM
Large Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Beach, FL 6 R6 R17 R19 R23 R27 R25 R29 R34 R40 R41 R49 R62 70 106 3 1,067 18
Small Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 100 4 NM NM
Medium Fresno, CA 2 2 6 6 5 4 4 5 5 6 7 8 10 8 60 18 300 46
Medium Hartford-Middletown, CT 3 7 7 8 9 7 6 6 7 8 9 11 12 12 71 15 300 46
Medium Honolulu, HI R4 6 R14 R14 R15 R15 R15 R15 R15 R14 R15 R15 R12 12 -20 67 200 53
Very large Houston, TX 78 132 R112 R86 R87 R108 R118 R125 R136 R168 R161 R197 R197 206 51 23 164 55
Large Indianapolis, IN 2 3 6 R9 12 21 28 32 38 41 33 32 35 40 5 56 1,900 4
Medium Jacksonville, FL 4 5 11 13 17 17 19 24 24 25 21 21 R22 23 -4 64 475 33
Large Kansas City, MO-KS 1 3 7 6 8 R14 17 15 R20 R21 R23 R27 R24 24 20 47 2,300 2
Small Laredo, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NM NM NM NM
Large Las Vegas, NV 2 4 13 15 14 14 18 19 23 26 29 31 34 32 39 37 1,500 6
Very large Los Angeles, CA R309 R413 R913 R906 R910 R918 R846 R902 R997 R971 R1,036 R1,023 R1,040 996 0 63 222 52
Medium Louisville, KY-IN 5 6 7 10 13 16 21 17 24 26 27 31 31 26 8 52 420 34
Medium Memphis, TN-AR-MS 2 2 7 8 10 11 14 17 17 21 21 22 25 27 59 19 1,250 11
Large Miami-Hialeah, FL 24 31 62 64 85 83 88 86 88 95 92 95 R116 115 31 44 379 35
Large Milwaukee, WI 5 7 12 13 15 19 19 24 25 26 29 32 R35 33 32 42 560 30
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 5 10 29 31 39 51 56 63 65 90 94 104 108 116 78 10 2,220 3
Medium Nashville, TN R6 6 9 7 7 10 13 15 17 19 18 22 24 24 41 35 300 46
Large New Orleans, LA 7 9 12 13 13 13 22 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 -5 65 171 54
Very large New York, NY-Northeastern, NJ 157 180 472 355 348 362 431 484 R487 R528 R563 R625 R650 696 43 33 343 39
Large Norfolk-Newport News-Virginia Beach, VA 9 14 20 18 20 20 25 27 31 31 35 R35 R27 33 6 55 267 50
Large Oklahoma City, OK 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 7 8 10 12 14 11 12 50 24 1,100 14
Medium Omaha, NE-IA 1 2 5 5 6 6 6 6 8 8 10 11 11 12 50 24 1,100 14
Large Orlando, FL 6 11 16 23 25 29 31 32 36 40 47 47 58 62 72 14 933 20
Small Pensacola, FL 0 0 2 R2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 0 59 NM NM
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ 31 40 61 76 78 75 82 91 94 98 112 116 115 126 34 40 306 44
Large Phoenix, AZ 17 R22 R45 R52 R59 R61 R64 R60 R76 R87 R82 105 115 127 67 16 647 28
Large Pittsburgh, PA 11 R13 18 18 18 17 17 21 21 21 22 24 20 22 5 57 100 56
Large Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 5 6 17 18 25 31 32 36 43 48 49 53 57 62 44 31 1,140 13
Medium Providence-Pawtucket, RI-MA 2 6 12 10 10 13 15 16 20 17 22 26 29 31 55 20 1,450 7
Medium Richmond, VA 0 2 5 4 4 6 7 10 11 11 12 12 11 12 9 51 NM NM
Medium Rochester, NY 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 0 59 NM NM
Large Sacramento, CA 6 10 27 29 26 28 33 30 37 34 36 38 46 46 24 45 667 27
Small Salem, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 100 4 NM NM
Medium Salt Lake City, UT 1 2 6 7 8 9 12 13 13 12 12 13 R16 19 46 30 1,800 5
Large San Antonio, TX 6 12 12 12 13 12 12 20 20 22 28 38 42 38 90 6 533 32
Large San Bernardino-Riverside, CA 6 12 R40 R50 R53 R53 R45 R50 R54 R57 R66 R65 R73 82 52 22 1,267 10
Large San Diego, CA 12 R22 R65 R60 R63 R61 R62 R63 R66 R78 R75 R92 R107 116 76 12 867 21
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA 67 130 220 175 170 179 158 198 201 186 213 223 R262 271 35 38 304 45
Large San Jose, CA 22 45 93 82 65 61 61 67 67 R62 72 83 89 90 34 39 309 43
Large Seattle-Everett, WA R17 R31 R75 R96 R112 R102 R105 R109 R120 R128 R125 R131 R105 110 -8 66 547 31
Small Spokane, WA 0 0 0 R0 R0 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 0 59 NM NM
Large St. Louis, MO-IL 17 25 29 27 32 43 50 R55 56 61 63 66 R73 64 14 50 276 49
Medium Tacoma, WA 2 2 8 8 R8 11 12 12 12 12 12 16 14 16 33 41 700 25
Large Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 17 21 37 44 46 53 62 61 61 59 58 63 62 72 18 48 324 42
Medium Tucson, AZ 0 2 4 6 6 6 6 7 9 11 12 12 12 16 78 11 NM NM
Medium Tulsa, OK 0 2 4 3 3 3 3 5 5 6 7 8 11 11 120 2 NM NM
Large West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL 1 3 R9 12 R14 R14 20 20 23 22 R25 R29 R31 33 43 32 3,200 1
Very large Washington, DC-MD-VA 46 67 R110 R119 R131 R141 R147 R158 R173 R172 R197 R206 R193 203 17 49 341 40
  75-Area Average 16 R23 R45 R44 R46 R49 R51 R55 R60 R63 R66 R71 R74 76 27   375  
  Very Large Area Average R87 R125 R241 R225 R233 R245 R241 R262 R283 R287 R308 R326 R332 338 19   289  
  Large Area Average 9 R13 28 29 32 35 39 42 46 R51 R53 56 R60 63 37   600  
  Medium Area Average 2 3 R6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 14 16 17 18 38   800  
  Small Area Average 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 91   2,000  

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.

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 systems.

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

1982-2001: Texas Transportation Institute, The 2003 Annual Urban Mobility Study Report (College Station, TX: 2003) from Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of Oct. 31, 2003.