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 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 R4 0 4 4 4 6 6 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 50 15 200 49
Medium Albuquerque, NM 5 9 12 12 13 17 22 25 30 35 36 39 R29 29 -3 60 480 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 10 17 20 19 21 29 40 45 51 53 56 50 56 58 14 45 480 23
Medium Austin, TX 7 15 15 18 18 21 25 28 35 43 36 43 48 50 43 21 614 16
Small Bakersfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 5 5 5 7 7 NM 24 NM NM
Large Baltimore, MD 6 10 25 24 22 24 27 29 30 32 30 31 R34 38 27 38 533 17
Small Beaumont, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 NM NM NM NM
Medium Birmingham, AL 3 5 8 8 9 11 16 15 18 20 23 23 25 25 39 26 733 13
Very large Boston, MA 14 20 30 30 32 34 37 37 38 40 41 43 45 46 21 40 229 45
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 6 8 8 60 11 300 36
Small Charleston, SC 6 11 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 16 18 20 20 43 21 233 44
Medium Charlotte, NC 6 14 16 22 22 21 21 22 23 29 29 32 37 36 57 12 500 20
Very large Chicago, IL-Northwestern, IN R10 R17 R28 R28 R29 R30 R28 R32 R40 R38 R41 R40 R41 42 5 53 320 34
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY 3 5 13 13 15 15 22 21 25 30 31 31 34 36 44 20 1,100 9
Large Cleveland, OH 1 1 5 6 7 9 10 15 R17 20 16 R17 R16 13 -24 68 1,200 8
Small Colorado Springs, CO R0 0 0 0 3 6 8 10 13 12 16 18 19 19 46 19 NM NM
Large Columbus, OH 2 5 15 14 17 19 23 26 27 32 32 35 30 29 7 51 1,350 7
Small Corpus Christi, TX 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 6 NM NM NM NM
Very large Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 10 21 30 31 37 40 38 42 R40 R42 48 R66 60 60 50 15 500 20
Large Denver, CO 12 13 20 20 24 30 30 37 42 47 50 52 55 56 33 33 367 31
Very large Detroit, MI 10 12 32 34 44 54 44 42 42 R43 44 43 41 43 2 55 330 33
Medium El Paso, TX-NM 0 0 4 4 7 7 9 8 7 8 9 11 15 20 186 1 NM NM
Small Eugene-Springfield, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 9 NM NM NM NM
Large Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Beach, FL 6 R5 R13 R15 R18 R21 R19 R21 R24 R27 R28 R32 R39 43 79 4 617 15
Small Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL 0 0 0 0 4 8 8 8 8 11 11 15 14 13 63 10 NM NM
Medium Fresno, CA 6 5 13 13 10 8 8 10 9 11 13 15 18 14 56 13 133 55
Medium Hartford-Middletown, CT 5 12 11 13 15 11 10 10 11 13 14 17 19 19 73 5 280 37
Medium Honolulu, HI R7 10 R21 R21 R22 R22 R22 R21 R21 R20 R21 R22 R17 17 -19 67 143 53
Very large Houston, TX 33 55 R39 R30 R30 R37 R40 R42 R44 R54 R50 R60 R58 59 34 32 79 57
Large Indianapolis, IN 2 3 6 R9 13 22 29 32 38 40 33 31 34 39 3 54 1,850 2
Medium Jacksonville, FL 7 8 15 17 22 22 24 30 29 30 25 25 R25 26 -10 65 271 38
Large Kansas City, MO-KS 1 3 6 5 7 R11 13 11 R15 R15 17 19 R17 17 13 46 1,600 3
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 4 8 19 20 18 16 20 20 23 25 R26 27 28 25 9 49 525 18
Very large Los Angeles, CA R31 R39 R80 R77 R77 R77 R71 R75 R82 R79 R83 R81 R82 78 -5 61 152 52
Medium Louisville, KY-IN 6 8 9 12 16 20 25 21 29 31 33 37 37 31 7 52 417 27
Medium Memphis, TN-AR-MS 3 3 8 9 11 12 15 18 18 22 22 23 26 28 56 13 833 12
Large Miami-Hialeah, FL 14 17 34 34 44 43 45 43 43 46 44 45 R52 51 19 43 264 40
Large Milwaukee, WI 4 6 10 11 12 15 15 19 20 20 22 24 R26 24 20 41 500 20
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 3 6 14 15 18 24 26 28 29 39 41 R44 R45 48 66 7 1,500 5
Medium Nashville, TN R11 11 16 12 12 17 21 24 26 29 27 R33 R36 36 38 27 227 46
Large New Orleans, LA 7 9 11 12 12 12 20 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 -6 62 143 53
Very large New York, NY-Northeastern, NJ 10 12 30 22 22 22 27 30 R30 R32 R34 38 R38 41 37 30 310 35
Large Norfolk-Newport News-Virginia Beach, VA 8 12 15 13 15 14 18 19 22 22 24 R24 R18 22 NM 56 175 51
Large Oklahoma City, OK 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 8 8 10 12 13 10 11 38 28 450 25
Medium Omaha, NE-IA 2 4 9 9 11 11 11 11 14 14 17 18 18 19 36 31 850 11
Large Orlando, FL 10 16 19 25 27 30 31 31 34 36 42 41 R49 51 50 15 410 28
Small Pensacola, FL 0 0 8 R8 11 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 R17 13 -7 64 NM NM
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ 8 10 14 17 17 17 18 20 21 22 25 25 25 27 29 36 238 42
Large Phoenix, AZ 12 R13 R24 R27 R29 29 R30 R27 32 R36 32 R39 R41 44 38 28 267 39
Large Pittsburgh, PA 6 7 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 13 11 12 NM 56 100 56
Large Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 4 5 14 15 20 24 25 27 32 33 33 R35 R37 39 22 39 875 10
Medium Providence-Pawtucket, RI-MA 2 7 14 12 11 15 17 18 22 19 24 29 32 33 50 15 1,550 4
Medium Richmond, VA 0 4 9 7 7 10 12 16 18 18 19 19 17 17 -6 62 NM NM
Medium Rochester, NY 0 0 2 2 3 3 3 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 NM 56 NM NM
Large Sacramento, CA 7 11 25 25 22 23 27 24 29 26 27 28 33 33 14 44 371 30
Small Salem, OR 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 11 11 R10 10 10 67 6 NM NM
Medium Salt Lake City, UT 1 3 8 9 10 11 15 16 15 14 13 15 R18 21 40 24 2,000 1
Large San Antonio, TX 6 12 10 10 11 10 10 16 16 18 23 31 34 30 88 3 400 29
Large San Bernardino-Riverside, CA 7 13 R33 38 R40 R40 R34 R37 R40 R42 R47 R46 R52 57 43 23 714 14
Large San Diego, CA 7 12 R28 25 R25 R24 R24 25 R26 R30 R28 R34 R40 43 65 8 514 19
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA 20 39 60 47 45 47 41 51 52 47 53 55 R65 67 29 35 235 43
Large San Jose, CA 17 34 66 55 43 40 40 43 42 R38 44 R50 53 54 29 36 218 47
Large Seattle-Everett, WA R12 R20 R43 R53 R61 R54 R55 R56 R62 R65 R63 R66 R53 53 -15 66 342 32
Small Spokane, WA 0 0 0 R0 R0 7 6 6 6 6 9 9 9 6 NM 56 NM NM
Large St. Louis, MO-IL 9 13 15 14 R16 22 25 28 28 31 32 33 R36 31 11 47 244 41
Medium Tacoma, WA 5 4 15 15 R15 20 21 21 20 20 20 27 23 26 30 34 420 26
Large Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 12 14 22 26 27 30 35 33 33 32 31 33 32 36 9 48 200 49
Medium Tucson, AZ 0 4 8 11 11 10 10 11 14 17 18 18 18 23 64 9 NM NM
Medium Tulsa, OK 0 4 6 4 4 R4 4 7 7 8 9 10 14 14 100 2 NM NM
Large West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL 2 4 R11 15 R17 R17 23 23 26 24 R26 R29 R30 31 19 42 1,450 6
Very large Washington, DC-MD-VA 17 23 R35 R36 R40 R41 R43 R46 R50 R49 R56 R58 R54 54 8 50 218 47
  75-Area Average R11 R16 R29 R28 R29 R30 R31 R33 R36 R37 R39 R41 R41 42 17   282  
  Very Large Area Average R16 R23 R41 R38 39 R41 40 43 46 R46 R49 R52 R52 52 13   206  
  Large Area Average 7 R11 R20 R20 R22 R24 R26 R28 R30 R32 R33 R35 R36 37 23   429  
  Medium Area Average 4 6 11 11 12 13 15 17 R19 20 20 23 24 24 26   500  
  Small Area Average R1 1 R3 R3 R4 R5 R5 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 10 67   900  

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 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.

SOURCE

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