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 2006 2007 Percent changea
Short-term 2000-2007 Long-term 1982-2007
Percent Rank Percent Rank
Medium Akron, OH 2 3 6 6 8 9 11 9 12 13 14 13 12 12 11 10 11 10 11 9 -25 82 350 23
Medium Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 3 4 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 15 15 17 19 73 1 533 8
Medium Albuquerque, NM 11 14 21 21 24 25 26 29 32 33 33 34 30 29 26 27 30 33 33 34 13 36 209 47
Medium Allentown-Bethlehem, PA-NJ 9 9 12 13 15 18 20 21 24 25 26 23 23 23 22 21 22 22 21 22 -4 59 144 59
Small Anchorage, AK 10 11 10 10 11 10 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 0 53 0 85
Very large Atlanta, GA 19 24 31 35 39 44 48 51 54 56 59 58 60 60 61 60 60 61 59 57 -5 61 200 48
Large Austin, TX 10 16 18 20 18 19 23 26 29 32 30 32 34 37 35 36 37 40 39 39 15 34 290 33
Small Bakersfield, CA 2 2 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 14 13 12 50 5 500 11
Large Baltimore, MD 11 17 33 32 30 30 30 32 31 32 30 30 33 35 41 43 43 44 44 44 33 8 300 28
Small Beaumont, TX 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 9 9 11 10 11 11 12 11 22 25 175 53
Medium Birmingham, AL 8 11 13 13 14 17 20 21 22 24 28 29 29 30 31 32 33 33 33 32 10 40 300 28
Very large Boston, MA-NH-RI 12 16 24 25 28 28 29 29 30 32 33 33 36 37 40 41 45 46 44 43 19 27 258 41
Small Boulder, CO 6 7 8 9 10 12 11 13 13 14 13 13 14 14 13 13 13 13 14 12 -14 72 100 69
Medium Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 9 13 17 17 20 19 20 22 21 24 27 29 30 30 32 31 30 31 33 33 10 40 267 36
Small Brownsville, TX 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 33 8 300 28
Large Buffalo, NY 3 4 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 12 11 12 12 11 10 40 267 36
Small Cape Coral, FL 9 10 13 14 16 21 24 27 28 26 23 22 21 23 23 24 24 24 28 29 38 7 222 45
Small Charleston-North Charleston, SC 15 19 26 26 29 28 29 28 27 27 29 30 30 29 30 32 32 32 35 38 27 16 153 58
Large Charlotte, NC-SC 10 17 22 22 23 21 20 20 22 25 28 30 34 34 37 37 39 38 39 40 18 29 300 28
Very large Chicago, IL-IN 15 21 30 30 30 30 29 32 35 35 36 35 34 34 39 40 43 45 43 41 21 26 173 55
Large Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 5 7 17 17 19 22 26 25 26 29 29 27 29 27 27 28 27 27 26 25 -14 72 400 21
Large Cleveland, OH 3 3 8 9 9 11 12 15 16 18 16 17 16 14 13 13 14 13 13 12 -25 82 300 28
Medium Colorado Springs, CO 4 4 6 6 8 9 11 12 12 16 18 22 25 25 25 24 22 28 26 23 -8 67 475 12
Small Columbia, SC 4 7 10 9 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 13 14 15 15 16 16 16 19 22 57 4 450 14
Large Columbus, OH 4 6 19 18 20 23 25 27 29 31 31 30 29 29 29 30 34 33 32 30 3 50 650 4
Small Corpus Christi, TX 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 8 9 13 36 80 75
Very large Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10 17 25 27 29 31 32 33 32 34 36 40 43 42 43 45 50 53 55 53 23 24 430 18
Medium Dayton, OH 10 12 18 18 19 21 18 22 21 22 22 23 22 19 18 16 19 17 17 14 -36 85 40 81
Large Denver-Aurora, CO 16 19 21 24 26 31 33 37 40 41 43 46 47 46 44 44 46 50 48 45 -4 59 181 52
Very large Detroit, MI 24 27 45 46 50 52 49 47 48 48 48 49 49 51 53 54 53 51 53 52 6 46 117 64
Medium El Paso, TX-NM 3 4 6 7 9 9 11 10 9 10 11 13 16 17 17 17 20 20 21 19 19 27 533 8
Small Eugene, OR 6 6 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 9 9 12 14 11 12 13 12 13 11 11 -21 80 83 74
Medium Fresno, CA 12 11 16 15 15 16 16 16 17 18 21 23 24 21 21 20 19 20 20 20 -17 77 67 78
Medium Grand Rapids, MI 6 9 14 14 18 23 21 19 20 21 24 25 24 23 22 22 24 24 23 22 -8 67 267 36
Medium Hartford, CT 4 5 8 8 13 11 12 13 13 15 17 18 19 18 18 18 19 19 21 21 11 39 425 19
Medium Honolulu, HI 14 17 24 24 26 25 25 26 25 22 23 22 21 21 20 22 22 25 24 26 24 21 86 72
Very large Houston, TX 29 40 34 29 27 28 30 31 33 39 40 43 45 50 52 52 53 55 56 56 24 21 93 71
Large Indianapolis, IN 19 21 28 31 35 46 51 52 53 56 49 46 46 46 47 46 45 43 42 39 -15 75 105 68
Large Jacksonville, FL 17 22 30 31 35 36 37 40 40 39 36 34 33 32 36 38 41 39 38 39 18 29 129 63
Large Kansas City, MO-KS 3 6 11 10 12 17 17 16 18 19 19 22 19 19 18 18 16 17 17 15 -21 80 400 21
Small Laredo, TX 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 7 8 9 8 9 9 10 9 12 11 11 12 15 67 3 650 4
Large Las Vegas, NV 10 13 26 28 28 31 34 36 35 34 35 36 35 34 36 38 41 43 43 44 26 18 340 24
Small Little Rock, AR 4 5 6 7 7 9 9 10 10 10 13 14 13 15 12 14 17 17 19 22 69 2 450 14
Very large Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 44 51 84 79 76 71 68 68 69 69 67 69 68 69 69 67 69 71 72 70 3 50 59 79
Medium Louisville, KY-IN 18 18 19 24 28 32 34 33 37 39 40 42 41 36 39 40 44 41 40 38 -7 65 111 66
Large Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6 6 15 15 16 19 21 22 23 23 24 23 25 26 26 28 28 27 28 25 0 53 317 27
Very large Miami, FL 15 18 32 30 33 32 33 33 33 35 36 40 45 46 48 49 49 50 48 47 4 48 213 46
Large Milwaukee, WI 7 10 16 16 19 21 19 21 19 19 20 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 18 18 -14 72 157 57
Large Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 6 11 20 19 23 27 30 31 31 38 39 40 41 44 40 39 40 43 40 39 -5 61 550 7
Medium Nashville-Davidson, TN 20 20 29 27 25 25 32 34 34 36 32 33 35 36 38 40 41 41 38 37 6 46 85 73
Medium New Haven, CT 5 7 9 9 11 12 12 13 12 15 17 19 20 21 21 20 18 19 19 19 -5 61 280 35
Large New Orleans, LA 17 22 22 22 20 20 22 21 20 21 21 22 20 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 0 53 18 84
Very large New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 12 14 26 23 23 24 26 29 30 32 33 35 34 33 34 39 43 47 45 44 29 14 267 36
Medium Oklahoma City, OK 5 7 9 11 11 13 12 17 18 20 21 23 21 24 25 22 22 21 24 27 29 14 440 16
Medium Omaha, NE-IA 5 8 14 14 17 17 19 19 20 19 21 22 23 25 25 25 26 26 28 26 13 36 420 20
Large Orlando, FL 18 28 48 53 53 50 52 53 57 59 61 62 63 65 61 58 56 55 55 53 -16 76 194 50
Medium Oxnard-Ventura, CA 4 8 12 12 15 16 20 21 25 21 22 26 26 29 30 31 34 38 36 38 46 6 850 2
Small Pensacola, FL-AL 5 5 11 11 13 14 14 16 19 22 20 20 21 20 22 24 24 25 28 28 33 8 460 13
Very large Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 16 19 25 25 26 24 25 26 26 28 30 31 30 33 35 36 37 38 38 38 27 16 138 61
Very large Phoenix, AZ 35 32 35 35 36 35 35 32 35 35 36 38 40 43 40 41 42 47 45 44 10 40 26 83
Large Pittsburgh, PA 11 13 20 19 18 17 17 19 19 18 17 18 17 17 17 16 17 16 15 15 -12 70 36 82
Large Portland, OR-WA 13 13 23 23 28 30 29 32 35 35 36 37 38 37 35 36 37 39 38 37 -3 57 185 51
Large Providence, RI-MA 3 4 9 9 10 11 12 12 15 15 18 21 22 24 26 28 29 29 26 29 32 12 867 1
Large Raleigh-Durham, NC 8 13 24 23 21 24 25 27 27 31 28 30 31 32 33 32 33 34 32 34 10 40 325 26
Medium Richmond, VA 6 7 11 12 14 15 18 22 23 21 19 19 16 17 17 18 20 20 20 20 25 19 233 43
Large Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 5 9 26 26 27 27 23 25 26 26 29 30 33 33 35 38 42 46 45 44 33 8 780 3
Medium Rochester, NY 3 3 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 25 19 233 43
Large Sacramento, CA 15 20 42 40 36 34 37 35 39 35 34 34 36 37 37 38 42 43 42 39 8 45 160 56
Small Salem, OR 3 3 8 9 10 12 12 12 11 12 12 14 14 17 18 15 14 14 17 16 14 35 433 17
Medium Salt Lake City, UT 8 11 17 19 23 26 30 31 29 28 26 28 31 31 33 34 30 27 26 27 -13 71 238 42
Large San Antonio, TX 6 13 12 12 14 14 15 19 22 24 28 33 39 36 36 37 40 42 40 38 -3 57 533 8
Large San Diego, CA 12 19 38 35 37 35 33 34 36 36 37 42 45 49 53 52 55 56 54 52 16 32 333 25
Very large San Francisco-Oakland, CA 23 43 61 54 53 52 48 51 52 47 48 49 54 52 53 53 54 57 58 55 2 52 139 60
Large San Jose, CA 23 38 56 52 47 42 44 48 47 44 47 52 56 57 55 56 52 53 55 53 -5 61 130 62
Medium Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 14 20 17 18 18 20 19 18 21 22 22 25 24 24 25 25 26 25 27 25 4 48 79 76
Very Large Seattle, WA 12 21 46 46 48 50 50 50 49 52 51 49 46 43 42 43 43 46 45 43 -7 65 258 41
Small Spokane, WA 3 5 6 8 9 13 13 9 10 10 11 11 11 9 9 9 8 8 8 9 -18 78 200 48
Medium Springfield, MA-CT 7 8 9 9 11 11 10 10 10 10 11 12 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 11 -8 67 57 80
Large St. Louis, MO-IL 12 15 17 16 19 25 32 38 38 39 38 39 39 35 34 31 31 32 30 26 -33 84 117 64
Large Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 24 27 33 37 37 38 39 39 39 37 37 38 38 42 44 46 47 45 48 47 24 21 96 70
Medium Toledo, OH-MI 2 2 4 4 5 6 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 17 16 15 17 15 15 14 -18 77 600 6
Medium Tucson, AZ 24 25 26 24 24 24 22 22 23 29 30 29 31 33 35 38 39 42 43 41 32 12 71 77
Medium Tulsa, OK 8 13 15 14 13 13 13 14 17 18 19 18 19 20 20 21 19 19 22 22 16 32 175 53
Large Virginia Beach, VA 14 18 22 20 19 20 24 27 30 31 32 33 29 32 32 31 30 30 30 29 0 53 107 67
Very large Washington, DC-VA-MD 16 27 38 41 47 48 50 51 53 52 48 51 53 56 58 60 61 61 59 62 17 31 288 34
NA 439-Area Average 14 18 27 27 27 28 29 30 31 32 32 33 33 34 35 35 37 37 37 36 9 NA 157 NA
NA 85-Area Average 11 14 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 28 29 29 29 30 31 31 30 7 NA 188 NA
NA Very Large Area Average 21 27 41 39 40 40 40 41 42 43 43 45 46 46 48 49 51 53 52 51 11 NA 143 NA
NA Large Area Average 11 15 24 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 35 35 36 37 36 35 3 NA 218 NA
NA Medium Area Average 8 10 14 14 16 17 18 18 19 20 21 22 22 22 22 23 23 23 24 23 5 NA 188 NA
NA Small Area Average 6 7 11 11 12 13 13 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 18 19 19 NA 217 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

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 2009 and were applied retroactively to past years; these figures are not comparable to those in past editions of NTS.

SOURCE

Texas Transportation Institute, The 2009 Annual Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2009), Internet site http://mobility.tamu.edu as of Sept. 9, 2009.