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 2003 Percent changea
Short-term 1998-2003
Percent changea
Long-term 1982-2003
Percent Rank Percent Rank
Medium Akron, OH 1 1 3 3 4 (R) 4 5 4 6 8 9 9 8 (R) 7 6 6 -33 82 500 29
Medium Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (R) 1 1 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 7 40 12 600 20
Medium Albuquerque, NM 2 4 8 8 10 11 14 18 20 23 25 (R) 24 (R) 18 (R) 17 15 16 -36 85 700 15
Medium Allentown-Bethlehem, PA-NJ 3 4 6 6 6 7 7 7 (R) 8 8 8 (R) 8 (R) 8 (R) 9 (R) 9 9 13 48 200 70
Small Anchorage, AK 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 50 10 50 83
Very large Atlanta, GA 6 10 11 11 12 17 23 26 30 31 33 29 31 (R) 31 32 34 3 58 467 39
Medium Austin, TX 4 8 9 11 9 11 14 17 20 24 20 24 25 26 26 27 35 19 575 24
Small Bakersfield, CA 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 33 20 300 59
Large Baltimore, MD 4 6 15 15 13 14 16 17 18 19 18 18 19 21 26 27 50 10 575 24
Small Beaumont, TX 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 6 6 6 6 8 8 33 20 300 59
Medium Birmingham, AL 3 4 5 5 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 13 13 13 14 14 8 55 367 52
Very large Boston, MA-NH-RI (R) 6 (R) 10 (R) 15 (R) 16 19 (R) 18 (R) 18 (R) 16 (R) 17 (R) 19 (R) 20 (R) 19 (R) 20 (R) 21 (R) 24 25 25 33 317 58
Small Boulder, CO 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 25 33 400 44
Medium Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 2 4 (R) 6 6 8 8 9 10 10 11 13 16 16 16 (R) 18 17 31 26 750 13
Small Brownsville, TX 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 0 60 100 78
Large Buffalo, NY 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 6 100 1 500 29
Small Cape Coral, FL 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 14 46 700 15
Small Charleston-North Charleston, SC 5 6 10 10 11 10 9 9 9 10 11 12 12 11 12 14 27 31 180 72
Medium Charlotte, NC-SC 4 7 11 12 14 13 12 12 14 17 18 19 21 21 24 23 28 30 475 38
Very large Chicago, IL-IN 6 11 17 18 18 18 17 20 26 24 26 26 25 26 29 31 19 41 417 43
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2 3 7 7 8 9 12 (R) 11 (R) 13 (R) 16 (R) 15 (R) 15 (R) 16 (R) 16 (R) 17 17 13 47 750 13
Large Cleveland, OH 1 1 3 3 4 5 6 9 10 12 9 10 8 7 6 6 -33 82 500 29
Small Colorado Springs, CO 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 6 6 8 (R) 11 (R) 13 (R) 15 (R) 16 (R) 15 14 27 31 1,300 4
Small Columbia, SC 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 (R) 4 4 4 5 67 8 400 44
Large Columbus, OH 2 2 8 8 10 11 (R) 13 (R) 14 (R) 16 19 (R) 18 (R) 19 (R) 16 (R) 15 15 16 -11 79 700 15
Small Corpus Christi, TX 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 100 1 100 78
Very large Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6 12 17 18 21 23 22 24 23 24 27 (R) 33 (R) 33 (R) 34 (R) 35 35 30 29 483 36
Medium Dayton, OH 1 2 3 4 4 5 (R) 5 (R) 8 (R) 9 (R) 10 (R) 9 (R) 10 (R) 9 (R) 8 (R) 7 6 -33 82 500 29
Large Denver-Aurora, CO 7 8 12 13 15 18 19 23 26 29 32 32 34 35 (R) 31 31 -3 72 343 54
Very large Detroit, MI 7 7 20 21 28 (R) 33 28 26 26 27 27 26 24 26 27 30 11 50 329 56
Medium El Paso, TX-NM 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 8 9 11 10 10 100 1 900 6
Small Eugene, OR 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 5 5 5 25 33 400 44
Medium Fresno, CA 3 3 7 7 7 5 5 5 6 7 8 10 10 8 8 7 -13 80 133 77
Medium Grand Rapids, MI 2 2 4 5 6 8 8 7 8 (R) 9 11 11 10 (R) 9 (R) 10 10 -9 75 400 44
Medium Hartford, CT (R) 2 2 3 4 6 5 5 5 (R) 5 (R) 7 8 8 8 9 9 8 0 60 300 59
Medium Honolulu, HI 4 6 13 13 14 13 13 14 13 12 12 13 10 11 10 11 -8 74 175 74
Very large Houston, TX 19 33 23 17 17 (R) 20 (R) 23 25 (R) 27 (R) 31 29 35 31 (R) 34 (R) 37 36 24 38 89 82
Large Indianapolis, IN 2 2 4 5 7 13 17 19 22 24 19 19 20 21 20 21 11 53 950 5
Medium Jacksonville, FL 3 4 10 10 13 13 14 18 17 18 15 15 14 15 17 18 20 40 500 29
Large Kansas City, MO-KS 1 2 3 3 4 6 8 6 8 9 9 11 9 9 8 9 0 60 800 10
Small Laredo, TX 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 33 20 300 59
Large Las Vegas, NV 3 5 12 13 11 10 13 13 14 16 16 17 17 15 (R) 16 16 0 60 433 42
Small Little Rock, AR 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 (R) 3 5 (R) 5 5 6 5 5 0 60 400 44
Very large Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 19 24 53 51 51 51 46 49 54 52 56 55 (R) 53 (R) 51 (R) 52 50 -11 78 163 75
Medium Louisville, KY-IN 4 5 5 7 9 12 14 13 17 19 19 21 20 (R) 19 (R) 21 22 16 44 450 40
Medium Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1 2 5 6 7 7 9 11 11 13 13 13 (R) 15 16 (R) 17 18 38 15 1,700 2
Very large Miami, FL 5 6 13 14 18 18 19 19 21 22 22 24 26 27 29 29 32 25 480 37
Large Milwaukee, WI 2 3 5 6 7 9 9 (R) 12 12 12 13 (R) 14 14 13 (R) 13 13 0 60 550 27
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 1 4 8 9 11 14 15 17 17 23 23 26 (R) 22 (R) 24 (R) 23 23 0 60 2,200 1
Medium Nashville-Davidson, TN 6 7 9 8 7 10 12 14 (R) 16 18 16 (R) 18 20 (R) 18 (R) 21 20 25 33 233 66
Medium New Haven, CT 2 2 (R) 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 6 9 11 12 (R) 13 (R) 12 11 22 39 450 40
Large New Orleans, LA 4 5 6 8 7 7 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 9 10 -9 75 150 76
Very large New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 6 7 18 (R) 14 13 14 16 18 18 20 21 23 21 22 23 23 10 54 283 63
Large Oklahoma City, OK 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 6 8 6 6 7 7 17 43 600 20
Medium Omaha, NE-IA 2 3 5 5 6 6 8 8 9 9 10 11 (R) 11 12 12 13 30 27 550 27
Large Orlando, FL 5 9 11 16 17 19 19 19 21 24 27 26 (R) 30 (R) 31 (R) 30 30 11 50 500 29
Medium Oxnard-Ventura, CA 2 5 8 7 7 7 10 11 12 10 (R) 11 12 15 17 17 18 64 9 800 10
Small Pensacola, FL-AL 1 2 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 11 10 10 10 11 50 900 6
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5 6 9 12 13 11 12 (R) 15 (R) 15 15 (R) 20 21 18 21 22 21 5 56 320 57
Very large Phoenix, AZ 7 8 15 17 19 19 19 16 21 23 20 25 24 (R) 26 (R) 25 26 30 27 271 64
Large Pittsburgh, PA 4 5 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 7 7 7 8 0 60 100 78
Large Portland, OR-WA 3 3 8 9 11 14 14 16 18 19 20 21 20 (R) 21 (R) 21 20 0 60 567 26
Large Providence, RI-MA 2 3 6 6 7 8 8 9 10 (R) 9 10 (R) 12 (R) 12 12 17 18 80 5 800 10
Medium Raleigh-Durham, NC 3 5 (R) 8 7 9 10 11 11 11 12 (R) 11 11 12 16 14 15 36 18 400 44
Medium Richmond, VA 2 2 4 5 6 6 8 12 (R) 13 (R) 11 (R) 10 10 7 7 8 9 -10 77 350 53
Large Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 4 7 20 23 25 24 20 22 24 25 29 28 (R) 28 (R) 28 (R) 29 30 3 57 650 19
Medium Rochester, NY 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 33 20 NM NM
Large Sacramento, CA 5 7 14 14 13 13 16 14 17 15 (R) 16 (R) 17 (R) 18 (R) 20 (R) 21 22 38 17 340 55
Small Salem, OR 1 1 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 6 6 6 6 (R) 7 8 8 33 20 700 15
Medium Salt Lake City, UT 1 2 4 5 6 7 9 9 8 7 8 9 10 14 (R) 16 16 100 1 1,500 3
Large San Antonio, TX 3 7 6 6 7 6 5 10 10 10 13 19 21 19 19 18 38 15 500 29
Large San Diego, CA 3 6 16 14 14 13 14 14 14 17 16 20 20 (R) 22 (R) 27 28 75 6 833 9
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA 12 24 36 28 26 28 24 31 31 28 32 34 (R) 36 (R) 37 (R) 38 37 16 45 208 69
Large San Jose, CA 10 21 43 35 26 25 24 26 25 23 26 31 (R) 32 32 29 29 12 49 190 71
Medium Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 8 8 8 10 9 9 (R) 10 10 25 33 100 78
Large Seattle, WA 5 9 22 24 (R) 25 25 25 (R) 27 29 (R) 30 (R) 30 (R) 30 (R) 26 25 (R) 26 25 -17 81 400 44
Small Spokane, WA 1 2 2 3 3 5 6 4 4 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 0 60 400 44
Medium Springfield, MA-CT 3 3 4 3 4 (R) 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 0 60 33 84
Large St. Louis, MO-IL 6 8 9 9 11 15 16 18 18 20 (R) 20 (R) 21 (R) 22 (R) 19 (R) 21 19 -5 73 217 67
Large Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 8 9 14 17 18 20 23 23 22 21 21 22 20 23 23 25 19 42 213 68
Medium Toledo, OH-MI 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 (R) 7 7 7 7 40 12 600 20
Medium Tucson, AZ 2 2 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 11 (R) 11 (R) 11 11 13 (R) 16 19 73 7 850 8
Medium Tulsa, OK 1 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 5 (R) 5 6 (R) 7 7 7 7 40 12 600 20
Large Virginia Beach, VA 5 7 9 8 9 8 10 11 12 12 14 14 10 12 (R) 14 14 0 60 180 72
Very large Washington, DC-VA-MD 10 14 21 22 24 (R) 25 26 28 (R) 30 (R) 29 (R) 33 (R) 34 (R) 31 (R) 32 33 34 3 58 240 65
NA 85-Area Average (R) 6 9 17 16 17 18 18 20 21 22 23 (R) 24 (R) 23 (R) 24 (R) 25 25 9 NA 317 NA
NA Very Large Area Average 9 13 (R) 24 (R) 22 24 (R) 24 24 26 28 28 (R) 30 (R) 31 (R) 30 (R) 30 (R) 32 32 7 NA 256 NA
NA Large Area Average 4 6 (R) 11 12 (R) 12 (R) 13 (R) 14 (R) 15 (R) 16 (R) 18 (R) 18 (R) 19 (R) 19 (R) 19 20 18 0 NA 350 NA
NA Medium Area Average 2 3 (R) 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 11 12 (R) 12 (R) 12 (R) 13 13 18 NA 550 NA
NA Small Area Average 2 2 (R) 3 4 4 4 4 (R) 4 (R) 4 5 6 6 (R) 7 (R) 7 7 7 17 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 changes were calculated using the numbers in this table and were not obtained from the source. 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

Texas Transportation Institute, The 2005 Annual Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2005), Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of June 7, 2005.