Table 1 - Congestion Measures in 68 Metropolitan Areas 

Table 1 - Congestion Measures in 68 Metropolitan Areas

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Year Annual delay per person (hours) Wasted fuel per person (gallons) Annual Fuel wasted per urban area (million gallons)
1982 11 17 26
1986 18 28 43
1990 26 39 65
1992 27 41 69
1995 30 46 81
1997 34 51 92
1999 36 55 100

NOTE: The "annual delay/eligible driver" and "wasted fuel/eligible driver" terminology used in previous reports has been discontinued and replaced with "per person" calculations in this report.

SOURCE: D. Shrank and T. Lomax, The 2001 Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: Texas Transportation Institute, 2001).