Table 5-5: Highway Congestion in the 50 Largest Urban Areas: 2003

Table 5-5: Highway Congestion in the 50 Largest Urban Areas: 2003

(Ranked by hours of delay per person)

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Urban area Rank Population (thousands) Hours of delay (thousands) Hours of delay per person Cost of congestion ($ millions) Cost of congestion per person ($)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1 12,500 623,796 50 10,686 855
San Francisco-Oakland, CA 2 4,125 152,352 37 2,604 631
Houston, TX 3 3,750 135,652 36 2,283 609
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4 4,300 151,840 35 2,545 592
Atlanta, GA 5 3,005 103,618 34 1,754 584
Washinton, DC-VA-MD 6 4,270 145,484 34 2,465 577
Chicago, IL-IN 7 8,125 252,822 31 4,274 526
Denver-Aurora, CO 8 2,050 64,506 31 1,087 530
Detroit, MI 9 4,050 119,581 30 2,019 499
Orlando, FL 10 1,260 38,156 30 643 510
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 11 1,670 50,155 30 864 517
Miami, FL 12 5,100 147,293 29 2,485 487
San Jose, CA 13 1,675 48,134 29 823 492
San Diego, CA 14 2,870 81,756 28 1,411 492
Austin, TX 15 855 23,201 27 391 457
Baltimore, MD 16 2,310 62,436 27 1,057 458
Phoenix, AZ 17 3,005 76,662 26 1,295 431
Boston, MA-NH-RI 18 3,990 100,237 25 1,692 424
Seattle, WA 19 2,900 72,461 25 1,238 427
Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 20 2,050 51,359 25 865 422
Charlotte, NC-SC 21 725 16,692 23 282 389
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 22 2,475 57,538 23 975 394
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 23 17,700 404,480 23 6,780 383
Louisville, KY-IN 24 890 19,916 22 336 377
Sacramento, CA 25 1,655 35,929 22 620 374
Indianapolis, IN 26 1,035 21,358 21 362 350
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 27 5,285 112,309 21 1,885 357
Nashville-Davidson, TN 28 960 18,890 20 317 331
Portland, OR-WA 29 1,670 33,387 20 569 341
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 2,075 39,936 19 675 326
Tucson, AZ 31 720 13,767 19 234 324
Jacksonville, FL 32 925 16,850 18 284 308
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 33 995 17,465 18 293 295
Oxnard-Ventura, CA 34 575 10,249 18 177 307
Providence, RI-MA 35 1,230 21,668 18 363 295
San Antonio, TX 36 1,330 23,789 18 401 301
Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 37 860 14,550 17 250 291
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 38 1,605 27,288 17 461 287
Albuquerque, NM 39 580 9,258 16 156 269
Columbus, OH 40 1,190 18,550 16 314 264
Las Vegas, NV 41 1,360 22,245 16 379 279
Salt Lake City, UT 42 920 15,094 16 257 279
Raleigh-Durham, NC 43 785 11,482 15 194 248
Birmingham, AL 44 680 9,704 14 165 242
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 45 470 6,364 14 107 228
Colorado Springs, CO 46 480 6,953 14 117 243
Virginia Beach, VA 47 1,535 21,746 14 368 239
Milwaukee, WI 48 1,450 18,249 13 310 214
Omaha, NE-IA 49 635 7,984 13 135 211
Honolulu, HI 50 700 7,476 11 128 184

SOURCE: Texas Transportation Institute, The 2005 Urban Mobility Study, College Station, TX: 2005, available at http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/ as of Dec. 18, 2006.