Table 1 - Congestion Measures in 68 Metropolitan Areas: 1982-1997

Table 1 - Congestion Measures in 68 Metropolitan Areas: 1982-1997

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Year Annual delay per eligible driver (person-hours) Wasted fuel per eligible driver (gallons) Annual fuel wasted per urban area (million gallons)
1982 16 23 39
1986 27 32 54
1990 34 39 68
1992 39 44 76
1995 40 51 84
1996 43 54 91
1997 45 69 97

SOURCE: D. Shrank and T. Lomax, The 1999 Annual Mobility Report: Information for Urban America (College Station, TX: Texas Transportation Institute, 1999).