Table 5-5: Highway Congestion in the 50 Largest Urban Areas: 2005

Table 5-5: Highway Congestion in the 50 Largest Urban Areas: 2005

(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 12,540 490,552 39 9,324 744
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2 4,445 152,129 34 2,747 618
Houston, TX 3 3,790 124,132 33 2,225 587
Atlanta, GA 4 4,170 132,295 32 2,581 619
San Francisco-Oakland, CA 5 4,140 129,919 31 2,414 583
San Diego, CA 6 2,905 90,711 31 1,708 588
Denver-Aurora, CO 7 2,090 64,997 31 1,176 563
San Jose, CA 8 1,675 50,038 30 899 537
Orlando, FL 9 1,360 40,595 30 738 543
Washinton, DC-VA-MD 10 4,280 127,394 30 2,331 545
Detroit, MI 11 4,055 115,547 28 2,174 536
Miami, FL 12 5,330 150,146 28 2,730 512
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 13 1,800 48,266 27 955 531
Austin, TX 14 855 22,580 26 422 494
Phoenix, AZ 15 3,270 81,727 25 1,687 516
Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 16 2,250 56,203 25 1,004 446
Chicago, IL-IN 17 8,140 202,835 25 3,968 487
Seattle, WA 18 3,005 74,098 25 1,413 470
Charlotte, NC-SC 19 860 21,205 25 409 476
Baltimore, MD 20 2,315 56,769 25 1,126 486
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 21 2,520 59,746 24 1,100 437
Indianapolis, IN 22 1,035 24,318 23 478 462
Boston, MA-NH-RI 23 4,075 93,375 23 1,820 447
Louisville, KY-IN 24 905 20,559 23 395 436
Sacramento, CA 25 1,750 39,577 23 729 417
Nashville-Davidson, TN 26 990 21,707 22 404 408
Las Vegas, NV 27 1,365 29,493 22 543 398
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 28 17,775 384,046 22 7,383 415
San Antonio, TX 29 1,360 29,380 22 530 390
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 5,300 111,703 21 2,077 392
Jacksonville, FL 31 990 20,779 21 376 380
Portland, OR-WA 32 1,730 33,660 19 625 361
Raleigh-Durham, NC 33 950 18,234 19 347 365
Columbus, OH 34 1,195 21,958 18 408 341
St. Louis, MO-IL 35 2,105 37,771 18 711 338
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 36 1,020 17,128 17 317 311
Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 37 870 14,510 17 280 322
Virginia Beach, VA 38 1,540 25,602 17 468 304
Providence, RI-MA 39 1,245 19,482 16 344 276
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 1,620 24,377 15 459 283
Salt Lake City, UT 41 970 14,236 15 250 258
Oklahoma City, OK 42 850 9,468 11 171 201
Richmond, VA 43 920 10,082 11 181 197
Milwaukee, WI 44 1,460 15,402 11 282 193
Hartford, CT 45 890 9,252 10 166 187
New Orleans, LA 46 1,090 10,837 10 208 191
Kansas City, MO-KS 47 1,500 13,737 9 256 171
Pittsburgh, PA 48 1,800 16,159 9 285 158
Cleveland, OH 49 1,790 13,162 7 236 132
Buffalo, NY 50 1,130 5,853 5 112 99

NOTE: TTI's methodology changes periodically. When changes do occur, the methods are applied to all years, resulting in changes possibly over the entire period of data available. Consequently, the most recently published figures may not be comparable to those in past editions.

SOURCE: Texas Transportation Institute, 2007 Urban Mobility Report, College Station, TX: 2007, available at http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/ as of Feb. 13, 2008