Table 4-28: Annual Wasted Fuel Per Person

Table 4-28: Annual Wasted Fuel Per Person

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Urban Area Population group Gallons wasted Percent changea
Short-term 2000-2005
Percent changea
Long term 1982-2005
1982 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Percent Rank Percent Rank
Akron OH Med 1 2 4 4 5 6 7 6 8 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 8 7 -22.2 82 600.0 11
Albany-Schenectady NY Med 2 2 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 9 10 10 42.9 3 400.0 20
Albuquerque NM Med 6 8 13 13 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 22 19 18 17 17 19 21 10.5 41 250.0 45
Allentown-Bethlehem PA-NJ Med 5 6 7 7 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 14 14 14 14 13 14 14 0.0 55 180.0 56
Anchorage AK Sml 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 -16.7 77 -16.7 85
Atlanta GA Vlg 16 23 28 31 34 39 44 47 50 52 54 53 52 51 50 47 46 44 -15.4 76 175.0 59
Austin TX Med 8 12 15 16 15 16 19 22 25 26 25 27 28 31 29 30 31 33 17.9 30 312.5 38
Bakersfield CA Sml 1 1 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 8 8 60.0 1 700.0 5
Baltimore MD Lrg 7 11 21 20 20 20 21 22 22 23 22 23 23 25 30 31 31 32 39.1 9 357.1 28
Beaumont TX Sml 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 40.0 7 250.0 45
Birmingham AL Med 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 19 19 19 19 20 21 22 22 15.8 35 340.0 33
Boston MA-NH-RI Vlg 7 10 17 17 19 19 20 20 20 22 23 24 24 25 27 27 30 31 29.2 17 342.9 31
Boulder CO Sml 4 5 6 6 7 9 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 -10.0 71 125.0 68
Bridgeport-Stamford CT-NY Med 6 10 13 13 15 15 16 18 17 20 22 23 23 23 25 24 23 24 4.3 50 300.0 39
Brownsville TX Sml 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 0.0 55 300.0 39
Buffalo NY Lrg 2 2 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 16.7 31 250.0 45
Cape Coral FL Sml 5 5 7 8 9 11 13 15 16 15 13 13 12 13 13 14 14 14 16.7 31 180.0 56
Charleston-North Charleston SC Sml 9 11 15 15 17 17 17 17 16 16 18 18 18 17 18 19 20 19 5.6 49 111.1 70
Charlotte NC-SC Med 7 12 16 16 16 15 15 15 17 20 22 25 28 29 30 30 31 31 10.7 40 342.9 31
Chicago IL-IN Vlg 9 13 20 20 20 20 20 22 25 24 25 25 24 24 28 29 30 32 33.3 12 255.6 44
Cincinnati OH-KY-IN Lrg 3 5 12 12 14 16 18 18 18 21 21 20 20 19 19 20 19 19 -5.0 67 533.3 13
Cleveland OH Lrg 2 2 5 6 6 8 9 10 11 13 12 12 11 10 9 9 10 9 -18.2 78 350.0 29
Colorado Springs CO Sml 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 8 10 11 13 15 15 15 14 13 16 6.7 47 700.0 5
Columbia SC Sml 2 4 6 6 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 11.1 38 400.0 20
Columbus OH Lrg 3 4 12 12 13 15 17 18 19 20 20 20 18 20 20 21 24 24 33.3 12 700.0 5
Corpus Christi TX Sml 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 20.0 25 100.0 73
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX Vlg 7 11 17 19 19 21 21 22 22 23 25 28 28 28 29 31 35 40 42.9 3 471.4 16
Dayton OH Med 6 7 11 11 11 13 11 14 13 14 14 15 14 12 11 11 13 11 -21.4 81 83.3 80
Denver-Aurora CO Lrg 10 12 14 16 17 20 21 24 26 28 29 31 32 31 29 29 30 33 3.1 53 230.0 52
Detroit MI Vlg 15 18 29 31 34 35 33 32 33 34 34 35 34 35 37 37 36 35 2.9 54 133.3 67
El Paso TX-NM Med 2 2 4 5 6 6 8 7 6 7 8 10 11 12 12 13 15 16 45.5 2 700.0 5
Eugene OR Sml 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 7 8 7 7 7 7 8 0.0 55 166.7 60
Fresno CA Med 6 6 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 11 14 15 15 13 13 12 12 12 -20.0 80 100.0 73
Grand Rapids MI Med 3 5 8 8 11 14 13 11 12 13 15 15 14 14 13 13 14 14 0.0 55 366.7 24
Hartford CT Med 3 4 5 6 9 7 8 9 9 11 12 13 13 13 13 12 13 14 7.7 43 366.7 24
Honolulu HI Med 8 10 16 15 17 16 16 17 17 15 15 15 14 14 13 15 15 16 14.3 36 100.0 73
Houston TX Vlg 20 27 23 21 19 20 21 22 24 28 29 31 31 35 37 37 38 42 35.5 11 110.0 71
Indianapolis IN Lrg 11 12 18 20 23 29 33 34 35 37 33 32 31 31 30 30 30 28 -9.7 70 154.5 62
Jacksonville FL Med 9 12 18 18 21 22 23 25 26 24 23 22 22 21 24 25 27 26 18.2 29 188.9 54
Kansas City MO-KS Lrg 2 3 7 6 7 10 10 10 12 13 13 15 13 13 12 12 11 10 -23.1 83 400.0 20
Laredo TX Sml 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 20.0 25 500.0 14
Las Vegas NV Lrg 6 7 16 18 18 20 22 23 23 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 22.7 19 350.0 29
Little Rock AR Sml 2 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 7 7 9 10 9 11 8 9 12 11 22.2 20 450.0 17
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA Vlg 31 36 64 60 58 54 51 53 53 53 53 54 53 54 55 53 55 57 7.5 44 83.9 79
Louisville KY-IN Med 11 11 12 15 18 20 22 22 25 26 28 28 28 25 27 28 31 29 3.6 52 163.6 61
Memphis TN-MS-AR Lrg 3 4 9 9 10 11 13 14 14 15 15 15 15 16 16 17 18 16 6.7 47 433.3 19
Miami FL Vlg 9 11 21 20 23 22 23 24 24 25 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 16.7 31 288.9 41
Milwaukee WI Lrg 4 6 11 11 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 16 16 15 14 14 14 14 -12.5 75 250.0 45
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN Lrg 4 7 13 13 15 18 21 22 23 28 30 31 30 31 29 28 28 30 0.0 55 650.0 10
Nashville-Davidson TN Med 12 12 18 17 16 16 21 22 22 24 21 22 23 23 25 26 26 25 8.7 42 108.3 72
New Haven CT Med 3 4 6 6 8 9 9 9 8 10 12 14 14 15 15 15 13 14 0.0 55 366.7 24
New Orleans LA Lrg 10 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 12 13 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 -8.3 69 10.0 84
New York-Newark NY-NJ-CT Vlg 7 8 16 15 15 15 17 18 19 21 22 24 22 21 22 24 27 29 31.8 14 314.3 37
Oklahoma City OK Med 3 4 6 7 7 8 8 11 12 13 14 15 14 15 16 14 14 13 -7.1 68 333.3 34
Omaha NE-IA Med 3 4 8 8 11 10 11 11 12 11 13 13 14 15 16 16 16 15 7.1 45 400.0 20
Orlando FL Lrg 10 17 30 32 32 31 32 33 35 38 40 40 39 41 38 36 36 35 -10.3 74 250.0 45
Oxnard-Ventura CA Med 3 6 9 9 10 12 15 15 17 16 16 16 19 22 23 23 25 27 42.1 6 800.0 2
Pensacola FL-AL Sml 3 3 6 6 7 8 8 9 11 12 11 12 12 11 12 13 14 14 16.7 31 366.7 24
Philadelphia PA-NJ-DE-MD Vlg 10 11 15 15 16 15 16 16 17 18 20 20 19 21 22 23 23 24 26.3 18 140.0 65
Phoenix AZ Vlg 21 20 23 23 24 23 23 22 24 25 25 28 28 30 28 29 30 34 21.4 22 61.9 82
Pittsburgh PA Lrg 6 7 11 11 10 10 9 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 9 -10.0 71 50.0 83
Portland OR-WA Lrg 8 9 16 16 20 21 21 23 26 26 26 28 27 26 25 25 26 27 0.0 55 237.5 51
Providence RI-MA Lrg 2 2 5 6 6 7 7 7 9 9 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 21.4 22 750.0 4
Raleigh-Durham NC Med 4 7 14 13 13 14 16 16 17 19 18 19 19 20 22 21 22 23 21.1 24 475.0 15
Richmond VA Med 4 4 7 8 9 9 11 14 14 13 12 12 10 11 11 12 13 13 30.0 15 225.0 53
Riverside-San Bernardino CA Lrg 4 7 22 24 25 24 21 23 25 24 27 28 28 27 29 32 39 40 42.9 3 900.0 1
Rochester NY Med 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 40.0 7 250.0 45
Sacramento CA Lrg 8 12 25 25 23 22 24 24 26 23 24 25 25 26 26 27 30 30 20.0 25 275.0 42
Salem OR Sml 1 2 4 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 10 10 9 8 8 0.0 55 700.0 5
Salt Lake City UT Med 5 7 11 12 15 17 20 21 20 19 17 19 20 21 22 23 19 18 -10.0 71 260.0 43
San Antonio TX Lrg 4 8 7 7 9 9 10 12 14 16 19 23 26 24 24 24 27 27 3.8 51 575.0 12
San Diego CA Lrg 8 13 30 27 29 27 26 26 28 28 29 34 34 37 40 39 46 44 29.4 16 450.0 17
San Francisco-Oakland CA Vlg 17 32 46 42 41 42 38 41 42 38 40 40 42 40 42 42 44 47 11.9 37 176.5 58
San Jose CA Lrg 16 27 39 37 34 31 32 35 34 32 34 38 38 39 37 38 35 38 0.0 55 137.5 66
Sarasota-Bradenton FL Med 8 12 10 11 10 12 11 11 13 13 13 15 14 14 15 15 15 15 7.1 45 87.5 77
Seattle WA Vlg 8 14 33 34 35 36 36 36 36 38 37 36 34 32 31 32 32 34 0.0 55 325.0 36
Spokane WA Sml 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 -28.6 85 150.0 63
Springfield MA-CT Med 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 0.0 55 75.0 81
St. Louis MO-IL Lrg 7 9 11 10 12 16 21 25 25 26 26 27 26 23 23 21 20 20 -23.1 83 185.7 55
Tampa-St. Petersburg FL Lrg 15 16 20 23 23 24 24 25 24 23 24 24 23 25 27 28 29 28 21.7 21 86.7 78
Toledo OH-MI Med 1 1 2 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 10 9 11 9 -18.2 78 800.0 2
Tucson AZ Med 13 15 16 15 15 14 13 14 14 18 18 18 19 20 21 24 24 26 36.8 10 100.0 73
Tulsa OK Med 5 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 11 11 0.0 55 120.0 69
Virginia Beach VA Lrg 8 11 13 13 12 13 15 17 19 20 21 22 18 20 20 20 20 20 11.1 38 150.0 63
Washington DC-VA-MD Vlg 10 18 27 29 33 34 35 36 39 38 36 38 36 39 40 42 43 43 19.4 28 330.0 35
437 Urban Area Average All 437 9 12 18 18 19 19 20 21 22 22 23 24 23 24 24 24 25 26 13.0 NA 188.9 NA
85 Urban Area Average All 85 10 13 22 22 22 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 27 27 28 28 30 31 14.8 NA 210.0 NA
Very Large Urban Area Average Vlg 14 18 29 28 29 28 28 30 31 31 32 33 32 33 34 35 36 38 18.8 NA 171.4 NA
Large Urban Area Average Lrg 7 7 9 9 10 12 13 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 22 24 26.3 NA 242.9 NA
Medium Urban Area Average Med 5 7 10 10 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 16 16 17 17 17 18 18 12.5 NA 260.0 NA
Small Urban Area Average Sml 3 4 5 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 11.1 NA 233.3 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 2007 Annual Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2007), Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of Dec 5, 2007