Table 5-5: Highway Congestion in the 50 Largest Urban Areas: 2007

Table 5-5: Highway Congestion in the 50 Largest Urban Areas: 2007

(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 12,800 485,022 38 10,328 807
Houston TX 2 3,815 123,915 32 2,482 651
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX 3 4,445 140,744 32 2,849 641
Washington DC-VA-MD 4 4,330 133,862 31 2,762 638
Atlanta GA 5 4,440 135,335 30 2,981 671
San Jose CA 6 1,705 51,070 30 1,013 594
Orlando FL 7 1,405 41,791 30 850 605
San Diego CA 8 2,950 85,392 29 1,786 605
Detroit MI 9 4,050 116,981 29 2,472 610
San Francisco-Oakland CA 10 4,480 129,393 29 2,675 597
Denver-Aurora CO 11 2,180 61,345 28 1,240 569
Miami FL 12 5,420 145,608 27 2,955 545
Tampa-St. Petersburg FL 13 2,320 61,018 26 1,205 519
Las Vegas NV 14 1,405 34,521 25 705 502
Baltimore MD 15 2,320 56,964 25 1,276 550
Seattle WA 16 3,100 73,636 24 1,591 513
Riverside-San Bernardino CA 17 2,030 48,135 24 1,083 533
Phoenix AZ 18 3,425 80,456 23 1,891 552
Charlotte NC-SC 19 1,070 24,237 23 525 491
Chicago IL-IN 20 8,440 189,201 22 4,207 498
Austin TX 21 1,035 22,777 22 471 455
Indianapolis IN 22 1,070 23,505 22 522 488
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN 23 2,525 55,287 22 1,148 455
Boston MA-NH-RI 24 4,200 91,052 22 1,996 475
Jacksonville FL 25 1,040 22,491 22 457 439
San Antonio TX 26 1,450 31,026 21 621 428
Philadelphia PA-NJ-DE-MD 27 5,310 112,074 21 2,316 436
Sacramento CA 28 1,860 39,197 21 806 433
New York-Newark NY-NJ-CT 29 18,225 379,328 21 8,180 449
Louisville KY-IN 30 915 19,015 21 409 447
Nashville-Davidson TN 31 995 20,215 20 426 428
Portland OR-WA 32 1,800 34,418 19 712 396
Raleigh-Durham NC 33 1,025 19,588 19 421 411
Bridgeport-Stamford CT-NY 34 875 16,077 18 350 400
Columbus OH 35 1,225 20,428 17 424 346
Providence RI-MA 36 1,245 19,937 16 386 310
Virginia Beach VA 37 1,545 24,665 16 501 324
Salt Lake City UT 38 975 14,557 15 287 294
St. Louis MO-IL 39 2,215 32,863 15 697 315
Oklahoma City OK 40 875 12,826 15 257 294
Cincinnati OH-KY-IN 41 1,670 23,832 14 508 304
Memphis TN-MS-AR 42 1,035 14,633 14 311 300
Hartford CT 43 895 10,147 11 203 227
Richmond VA 44 935 10,212 11 202 216
New Orleans LA 45 1,100 11,327 10 244 222
Milwaukee WI 46 1,465 14,860 10 307 210
Pittsburgh PA 47 1,815 15,334 8 304 167
Kansas City MO-KS 48 1,525 12,703 8 267 175
Cleveland OH 49 1,790 12,037 7 241 135
Buffalo NY 50 1,125 6,185 5 134 119

NOTES: 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, 2009 Urban Mobility Report, Congestion Data for Your City (College Station, TX: 2009), available at http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/ as of Apr. 9, 2010.