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 2004 2005 Percent changea
Short-term 2000-2005 Long-term 1982-2005
Percent Rank Percent Rank
Medium Akron, OH 2 3 6 6 8 9 11 9 12 13 14 14 13 12 11 10 11 10 -23 84 400 16
Medium Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 3 4 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 14 16 16 45 2 433 15
Medium Albuquerque, NM 11 15 22 21 25 26 27 30 33 35 35 36 30 29 26 27 30 33 10 41 200 48
Medium Allentown-Bethlehem, PA-NJ 9 9 12 13 15 18 20 21 24 25 26 23 23 23 22 21 22 22 -4 66 144 58
Small Anchorage, AK 10 11 10 10 11 10 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10 0 56 0 85
Very large Atlanta, GA 26 38 42 48 52 60 66 70 75 75 78 75 73 71 69 64 63 60 -18 81 131 65
Medium Austin, TX 12 19 22 24 21 23 27 32 36 40 37 41 41 45 43 43 44 49 20 26 308 28
Small Bakersfield, CA 2 3 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 8 8 10 10 12 14 75 1 600 8
Large Baltimore, MD 11 17 34 33 31 31 32 33 33 34 32 32 33 35 41 43 43 44 33 10 300 29
Small Beaumont, TX 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 6 7 9 9 9 11 10 11 11 22 22 175 52
Medium Birmingham, AL 8 11 13 13 14 17 20 21 23 25 29 30 29 30 31 32 33 33 14 35 313 27
Very large Boston, MA-NH-RI 12 16 25 25 29 29 30 30 31 33 35 35 36 37 40 41 45 46 28 15 283 34
Small Boulder, CO 7 8 10 11 13 15 14 16 16 18 17 17 17 17 16 15 16 16 -6 69 129 66
Medium Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 9 13 17 17 20 19 21   21 25 27 30 30 31 32 31 28 31 3 52 244 41
Small Brownsville, TX 2 2 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 33 10 300 29
Large Buffalo, NY 3 4 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 9 10 10 10 12 11 11 10 41 267 39
Small Cape Coral, FL 9 10 13 14 16 21 24 28 29 27 24 24 21 23 23 24 24 24 14 31 167 55
Small Charleston-North Charleston, SC 15 19 26 26 29 28 29 28 27 27 29 30 30 29 30 31 32 31 3 52 107 70
Medium Charlotte, NC-SC 12 20 25 26 27 25 24 23 26 31 33 37 41 42 45 44 47 45 10 43 275 37
Very large Chicago, IL-IN 15 22 30 30 31 30 30 33 36 36 37 36 34 35 40 41 44 46 35 7 207 47
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 5 7 17 17 19 22 27 26 26 30 30 28 29 27 27 28 27 27 -7 72 440 14
Large Cleveland, OH 3 3 8 9 9 11 13 16 17 19 17 18 16 14 13 13 14 13 -19 82 333 24
Small Colorado Springs, CO 4 5 6 6 8 9 11 12 13 16 19 22 25 25 25 24 22 27 8 45 575 9
Small Columbia, SC 4 7 10 9 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 13 14 15 15 16 16 16 14 31 300 29
Large Columbus, OH 4 6 19 18 20 23 25 27 29 31 31 30 29 29 29 30 34 33 14 35 725 4
Small Corpus Christi, TX 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 25 18 100 71
Very large Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10 17 26 28 30 33 34 34 34 35 38 43 43 42 43 45 51 58 35 9 480 12
Medium Dayton, OH 10 12 18 18 19 21 18 22 21 22 22 24 22 19 18 16 19 17 -23 83 70 77
Large Denver-Aurora, CO 16 19 21 24 26 31 33 37 40 42 44 47 47 46 44 44 46 50 6 47 213 45
Very large Detroit, MI 25 29 48 50 54 56 52 51 52 52 52 53 51 54 56 57 56 54 6 48 116 68
Medium El Paso, TX-NM 3 4 6 7 9 9 11 10 9 10 11 14 17 18 19 19 22 24 41 5 700 5
Small Eugene, OR 6 6 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 9 10 12 14 11 12 13 12 14 0 56 133 63
Medium Fresno, CA 12 11 16 16 16 17 17 17 18 19 23 24 24 21 21 20 19 20 -17 80 67 78
Medium Grand Rapids, MI 6 9 14 14 18 23 21 19 20 21 24 25 24 23 22 22 24 24 0 56 300 29
Medium Hartford, CT 4 5 8 8 13 11 12 13 13 16 18 19 19 18 18 18 19 19 0 56 375 20
Medium Honolulu, HI 14 17 24 24 26 25 25 26 25 23 23 22 21 21 20 22 22 24 14 31 71 76
Very large Houston, TX 30 41 35 30 28 29 32 32 35 41 43 46 45 50 52 51 52 56 24 21 87 74
Large Indianapolis, IN 19 21 28 31 35 46 51 53 53 57 49 47 46 46 47 46 46 43 -7 71 126 67
Medium Jacksonville, FL 16 21 30 30 35 35 37 40 40 39 36 35 33 32 37 39 41 39 18 29 144 59
Large Kansas City, MO-KS 3 6 11 10 12 17 17 17 19 20 20 23 19 19 18 18 16 17 -11 75 467 13
Small Laredo, TX 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 7 8 9 9 9 9 10 9 12 11 12 33 10 500 10
Large Las Vegas, NV 10 13 26 29 29 32 35 37 37 36 37 38 35 34 36 37 39 39 11 39 290 33
Small Little Rock, AR 4 5 6 7 7 9 9 10 10 10 13 15 13 15 12 13 17 17 31 14 325 25
Very large Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 45 52 87 81 79 73 70 71 72 72 70 72 68 70 70 67 70 72 6 48 60 80
Medium Louisville, KY-IN 18 18 19 24 29 33 34 34 38 40 41 43 41 36 39 40 44 42 2 55 133 63
Medium Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6 6 15 15 16 19 21 23 23 24 24 24 25 26 25 27 29 30 20 24 400 16
Very large Miami, FL 16 18 33 32 35 34 35 35 35 37 38 43 44 46 48 49 49 50 14 37 213 45
Large Milwaukee, WI 7 10 16 17 19 21 20 22 20 20 21 22 21 20 19 20 20 19 -10 74 171 54
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 6 11 21 20 24 28 32 34 34 41 43 44 41 44 40 39 40 43 5 50 617 7
Medium Nashville-Davidson, TN 20 20 29 27 25 25 33 35 35 37 33 34 35 36 38 40 40 40 14 31 100 71
Medium New Haven, CT 5 7 9 9 11 12 13 13 12 15 18 20 20 21 21 20 18 19 -5 67 280 36
Large New Orleans, LA 16 21 20 21 19 19 21 20 19 20 21 21 19 18 18 18 18 18 -5 68 13 84
Very large New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 12 15 27 25 24 25 28 30 32 35 35 38 34 33 34 37 42 46 35 7 283 34
Large Oklahoma City, OK 5 7 9 11 11 13 12 17 18 20 21 24 21 24 25 22 22 21 0 56 320 26
Medium Omaha, NE-IA 5 8 14 14 18 17 19 19 21 20 22 23 23 25 26 26 26 25 9 44 400 16
Large Orlando, FL 18 28 49 54 53 51 53 54 57 61 63 64 63 65 61 58 56 54 -14 78 200 48
Medium Oxnard-Ventura, CA 4 8 13 13 15 16 21 21 25 22 22 23 27 30 32 32 35 39 44 3 875 2
Small Pensacola, FL-AL 5 5 11 11 13 14 14 16 19 22 20 21 21 20 22 24 24 25 19 27 400 16
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 16 19 25 25 27 25 26 27 27 29 32 32 30 33 35 36 37 38 27 16 138 61
Very large Phoenix, AZ 35 33 36 36 37 36 36 33 37 37 38 41 40 43 40 41 42 48 20 24 37 83
Large Pittsburgh, PA 11 13 20 19 18 17 17 19 19 18 17 19 17 17 17 16 17 16 -6 69 45 82
Large Portland, OR-WA 13 13 23 23 29 30 30 33 36 36 37 39 37 37 35 36 37 38 3 54 192 51
Large Providence, RI-MA 3 4 9 9 10 11 12 12 15 15 18 21 22 24 26 28 29 29 32 13 867 3
Medium Raleigh-Durham, NC 8 13 23 23 21 24 25 26 27 31 29 30 31 32 35 33 35 35 13 38 338 23
Medium Richmond, VA 6 7 11 12 14 15 19 22 23 21 19 19 16 17 17 18 20 20 25 18 233 43
Large Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 5 9 26 29 30 31 26 28 31 30 34 36 34 34 36 38 47 49 44 4 880 1
Medium Rochester, NY 3 3 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 25 18 233 43
Large Sacramento, CA 14 19 41 38 35 33 36 35 39 35 34 35 34 35 35 36 40 41 21 23 193 50
Small Salem, OR 3 3 8 9 10 12 12 12 11 12 12 14 14 17 18 15 14 14 0 56 367 22
Medium Salt Lake City, UT 8 11 17 19 23 27 31 32 30 28 27 29 31 32 33 34 29 27 -13 77 238 42
Large San Antonio, TX 6 13 12 12 14 14 15 19 22 24 28 34 39 36 35 34 38 39 0 56 550 10
Large San Diego, CA 12 19 40 36 39 37 34 35 38 38 40 45 45 49 53 50 59 57 27 16 375 20
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA 24 44 64 58 57 56 52 56 57 51 54 54 54 52 53 54 56 60 11 10 150 57
Large San Jose, CA 23 39 58 54 49 44 46 51 49 46 50 56 55 56 55 55 51 54 -2 64 135 62
Medium Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 15 20 18 19 19 20 20 19 22 23 23 26 24 24 25 25 26 25 4 51 67 78
Large Seattle, WA 13 21 47 48 49 52 51 52 51 53 53 51 46 43 42 43 42 45 -2 65 246 40
Small Spokane, WA 3 5 6 8 9 13 13 10 10 11 11 11 11 9 9 9 8 8 -27 85 167 55
Medium Springfield, MA-CT 7 8 9 9 11 11 10 10 10 10 11 12 12 11 11 10 10 11 -8 73 57 81
Large St. Louis, MO-IL 12 15 17 16 19 26 33 38 39 39 39 40 39 35 34 31 31 33 -15 79 175 52
Large Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 24 27 34 38 38 40 40 41 40 39 39 40 38 42 44 46 46 45 18 28 88 73
Medium Toledo, OH-MI 2 2 4 4 5 6 9 12 13 14 15 17 17 17 16 15 17 15 -12 76 650 6
Medium Tucson, AZ 24 26 26 25 25 25 23 23 24 30 31 31 31 33 34 40 39 42 35 6 75 75
Medium Tulsa, OK 8 13 15 14 13 13 13 14 17 18 19 18 19 20 20 21 19 19 0 56 138 60
Large Virginia Beach, VA 14 18 22 20 20 20 24 27 30 32 33 35 28 32 32 30 30 30 7 46 114 69
Very large Washington, DC-VA-MD 16 28 40 42 50 51 52 53 56 55 52 55 52 55 57 59 60 60 15 30 275 37
NA 437-Area Average 14 18 38 37 36 35 35 34 35 34 33 33 31 30 30 29 28 28 -10 NA 100 NA
NA 85-Area Average 16 21 33 32 33 34 34 36 37 38 38 40 39 39 40 41 42 44 13 NA 175 NA
NA Very Large Area Average 21 28 43 41 42 42 42 43 45 46 46 48 46 47 48 49 51 54 17 NA 157 NA
NA Large Area Average 11 15 24 24 25 27 28 30 32 33 33 35 34 34 35 35 36 37 9 NA 236 NA
NA Medium Area Average 9 11 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 24 24 25 25 25 26 26 27 28 12 NA 211 NA
NA Small Area Average 6 7 9 10 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 16 17 17 13 NA 183 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.

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.

Methodology and data sources have been changed in 2007 and were applied retroactively to past years, these figures are not comparable to those in past editions of NTS.

SOURCE

Texas Transportation Institute, The 2007 Annual Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2007), Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of Nov. 20, 2007.