Table 4-28: Annual Wasted Fuel Per Person

Table 4-28: Annual Wasted Fuel Per Person

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Population group Urban area Gallons wasted Percent changea
Short-term 1998-2003
Percent changea
Long term 1982-2003
1982 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Percent Rank Percent Rank
Medium Akron, OH 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 -20 82 NM NM
Medium Albany-Schenectady, NY 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 33 21 300 47
Medium Albuquerque, NM 1 3 5 5 6 7 8 10 11 11 12 11 10 10 9 9 -25 84 800 12
Medium Allentown-Bethlehem, PA-NJ 2 2 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 20 38 200 57
Small Anchorage, AK 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 58 0 77
Very large Atlanta, GA 3 6 7 7 8 10 15 16 17 19 20 19 21 21 22 24 20 38 700 15
Medium Austin, TX 3 4 6 7 6 7 9 11 12 13 12 14 14 16 16 16 33 21 433 33
Small Bakersfield, CA 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 58 NM NM
Large Baltimore, MD 2 4 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 11 12 13 16 17 55 7 750 14
Small Beaumont, TX 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 33 21 300 47
Medium Birmingham, AL 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 9 10 25 33 400 34
Very large Boston, MA-NH-RI 4 6 9 9 10 11 11 10 11 12 12 12 12 13 15 15 25 33 275 53
Small Boulder, CO 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 50 8 200 57
Medium Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 2 3 5 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 10 12 12 12 13 13 30 29 550 20
Small Brownsville, TX 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 58 NM NM
Large Buffalo, NY 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 50 8 200 57
Small Cape Coral, FL 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 25 33 400 34
Small Charleston-North Charleston, SC 3 4 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 14 50 167 69
Medium Charlotte, NC-SC 3 4 7 7 7 7 7 8 9 11 11 12 14 14 15 15 36 19 400 34
Very large Chicago, IL-IN 4 6 9 10 10 11 10 12 14 14 15 15 14 15 18 19 27 31 375 42
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1 2 5 5 6 6 8 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 11 52 900 9
Large Cleveland, OH 0 1 2 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 -33 85 NM NM
Small Colorado Springs, CO 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 33 21 700 15
Small Columbia, SC 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 50 8 200 57
Large Columbus, OH 1 1 5 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 8 9 9 10 0 58 900 9
Small Corpus Christi, TX 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 58 100 73
Very large Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3 6 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 13 15 16 17 18 18 19 27 31 533 21
Medium Dayton, OH 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 -20 82 300 47
Large Denver-Aurora, CO 4 5 7 8 9 11 11 13 15 16 18 18 19 20 18 18 0 58 350 44
Very large Detroit, MI 4 4 11 12 14 15 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 16 17 18 20 38 350 44
Medium El Paso, TX-NM 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 5 6 6 6 6 100 2 500 22
Small Eugene, OR 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 50 8 200 57
Medium Fresno, CA 2 2 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 0 58 150 71
Medium Grand Rapids, MI 1 1 3 3 4 5 5 4 5 5 7 7 6 6 6 6 -14 79 500 22
Medium Hartford, CT 1 2 2 3 4 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 20 38 500 22
Medium Honolulu, HI 3 3 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 -14 79 100 73
Very large Houston, TX 10 15 12 10 10 10 12 12 14 16 16 17 17 19 21 22 38 15 120 72
Large Indianapolis, IN 1 1 2 3 5 8 11 12 14 15 13 13 13 14 13 14 8 56 1,300 2
Medium Jacksonville, FL 2 2 6 6 8 8 9 11 10 10 8 9 9 9 10 11 38 15 450 29
Large Kansas City, MO-KS 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 3 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 20 38 500 22
Small Laredo, TX 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 58 NM NM
Large Las Vegas, NV 2 3 6 7 6 6 7 7 8 9 8 9 9 9 10 11 38 15 450 29
Small Little Rock, AR 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 4 3 4 33 21 300 47
Very large Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 12 14 31 30 30 29 27 29 31 31 33 32 31 32 33 33 0 58 175 67
Medium Louisville, KY-IN 3 3 3 4 5 7 7 8 10 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 17 45 367 43
Medium Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1 1 3 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 25 33 900 9
Very Large Miami, FL 3 4 8 8 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 17 31 28 467 27
Large Milwaukee, WI 1 2 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 0 58 700 15
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 1 2 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 15 15 15 15 7 57 1,400 1
Medium Nashville-Davidson, TN 4 4 6 5 5 6 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 12 11 10 54 175 67
Medium New Haven, CT 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 7 7 8 8 7 40 14 600 18
Large New Orleans, LA 2 3 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 58 200 57
Very large New York, Newark, NY-NJ-CT 2 3 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 10 10 11 11 10 54 450 29
Large Oklahoma City, OK 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 0 58 300 47
Medium Omaha, NE-IA 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 17 45 600 18
Large Orlando, FL 3 5 7 9 9 11 11 11 12 13 15 15 16 17 17 18 20 38 500 22
Medium Oxnard-Ventura, CA 1 3 5 5 5 5 7 8 8 7 8 8 10 12 12 12 50 8 1,100 4
Small Pensacola, FL-AL 1 1 3 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 0 58 400 34
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3 4 6 6 7 6 7 8 9 9 11 11 10 12 12 11 0 58 267 55
Very large Phoenix, AZ 4 5 9 10 11 11 11 10 12 13 12 14 15 16 14 15 25 33 275 53
Large Pittsburgh, PA 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 58 100 73
Large Portland, OR-WA 1 2 5 6 8 9 9 11 12 13 13 13 13 14 14 13 0 58 1,200 3
Large Providence, RI-MA 1 2 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 9 80 3 800 12
Medium Raleigh-Durham, NC 2 3 5 4 6 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 8 10 9 10 43 13 400 34
Medium Richmond, VA 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 -17 81 400 34
Large Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 2 5 14 15 16 15 14 15 16 16 18 19 19 19 19 21 17 45 950 7
Medium Rochester, NY 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 58 NM NM
Large Sacramento, CA 3 4 9 9 9 9 10 9 11 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 36 19 400 34
Small Salem, OR 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 67 6 400 34
Medium Salt Lake City, UT 1 1 2 3 4 4 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 9 10 11 120 1 1,000 6
Large San Antonio, TX 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 5 6 6 8 11 12 11 12 11 38 15 450 29
Large San Diego, CA 2 4 12 10 11 10 10 10 11 12 12 15 16 16 20 21 75 4 950 7
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA 8 14 21 18 17 18 17 19 19 18 20 21 23 23 24 23 15 49 188 65
Large San Jose, CA 7 12 20 19 16 16 15 16 15 14 16 18 20 21 19 18 13 51 157 70
Medium Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 6 6 5 6 6 20 38 100 73
Large Seattle, WA 3 6 14 15 15 15 15 16 16 18 18 18 16 16 17 17 -6 78 467 27
Small Spokane, WA 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 0 58 200 57
Medium Springfield, MA-CT 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 0 58 0 77
Large St. Louis, MO-IL 3 5 6 6 7 9 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 13 13 0 58 333 46
Large Tampa-St Petersburg, FL 5 6 8 10 10 11 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 13 13 14 17 45 180 66
Medium Toledo, OH-MI 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 33 21 NM NM
Medium Tucson, AZ 1 1 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 10 12 71 5 1,100 4
Medium Tulsa, OK 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 33 21 300 47
Large Virginia Beach, VA 3 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 8 6 7 9 9 29 30 200 57
Very large Washington, DC-VA-MD 6 8 14 14 15 15 16 17 18 18 19 19 18 19 20 21 11 53 250 56
NA 85-Area Average 4 5 10 10 10 10 10 11 12 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 15 NA 275 NA
NA Very Large Area Average 5 7 13 13 13 14 13 15 16 16 17 17 17 18 19 19 12 NA 280 NA
NA Large Area Average 2 4 7 7 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 13 18 NA 550 NA
NA Medium Area Average 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 14 NA 700 NA
NA Small Area Average 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 33 NA 300 NA

KEY: NA = not applicable; NM= not meaningful.

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.

NOTES

"Wasted" fuel is the difference between the fuel consumed under estimated existing conditions and the fuel consumed under free-flow conditions. Previous editions of this table were calculated on the basis of total fuel consumed during congested trips. 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 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 13, 2005.