TABLE C-2 Average Hours of Annual Delay per Traveler: 1982 to 2005

TABLE C-2 Average Hours of Annual Delay per Traveler: 1982 to 2005

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Urban areas Hours
1982 1995 2004 2005
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10 34 51 58
San Diego, CA 12 35 59 57
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 5 28 47 49
Washington, DC-VA-MD 16 53 60 60
Austin, TX 12 32 44 49
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 6 34 40 43
Orlando, FL 18 54 56 54
San Francisco-Oakland, CA 24 56 56 60
Oxnard-Ventura, CA 4 21 35 39
Atlanta, GA 26 70 63 60
Boston, MA-NH-RI 12 30 45 46
Denver-Aurora, CO 16 37 46 50
Miami, FL 16 35 49 50
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 46 42 30 12
Baltimore, MD 11 33 43 44
Charlotte, NC-SC 12 23 47 45
San Antonio, TX 6 19 38 39
Seattle, WA 13 52 42 45
Chicago, IL-IN 15 33 44 46
San Jose, CA 23 51 51 54
Columbus, OH 4 27 34 33
Detroit, MI 25 51 56 54
Las Vegas, NV 10 37 39 39
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 45 71 70 72
Raleigh-Durham, NC 8 26 35 35
Sacramento, CA 41 40 35 14
Houston, TX 30 32 52 56
Providence, RI-MA 3 12 29 29
Birmingham, AL 8 21 33 33
Portland, OR-WA 13 33 37 38
Indianapolis, IN 19 53 46 43
Louisville, KY-IN 18 34 44 42
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6 23 29 30
Colorado Springs, CO 4 12 22 27
Jacksonville, FL 16 40 41 39
Albuquerque, NM 11 30 30 33
Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 9 22 28 31
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 5 26 27 27
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 16 27 37 38
El Paso, TX-NM 3 10 22 24
St. Louis, MO-IL 12 38 31 33
Nashville-Davidson, TN 20 35 40 40
Omaha, NE-IA 5 19 26 25
Pensacola, FL-AL 5 16 24 25
Salt Lake City, UT 8 32 29 27
Grand Rapids, MI 6 19 24 24
Tucson, AZ 24 23 39 42
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 15 28 32 31
Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 24 27 30 30
Virginia Beach, VA 14 27 30 30
Cape Coral, FL 9 28 24 24
Hartford, CT 4 13 19 19
Oklahoma City, OK 5 17 22 20
Kansas City, MO-KS 3 17 16 17
New Haven, CT 5 13 18 19
Richmond, VA 6 22 20 20
Albany-Schenectady, NY 3 8 16 16
Allentown-Bethlehem, PA-NJ 9 21 22 22
Little Rock, AK 4 10 17 17
Phoenix, AZ 35 33 42 48
Toledo, OH-MI 2 12 17 15
Bakersfield, CA 2 7 12 14
Columbia, SC 7 11 16 16
Milwaukee, WI 7 22 20 19
Salem, OR 3 12 14 14
Tulsa, OK 8 14 19 19
Cleveland, OH 3 16 14 13
Honolulu, HI 14 26 22 24
Laredo, TX 2 7 11 12
Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 15 19 26 25
Boulder, CO 16 16 16 7
Akron, OH 2 9 11 10
Buffalo, NY 3 6 11 11
Eugene, OR 12 17 19 20
Fresno, CA 6 7 12 14
Beaumont, TX 4 6 11 11
Dayton, OH 10 22 19 17
Rochester, NY 3 7 10 40
Brownsville, TX 2 4 8 8
Corpus Christi, TX 5 7 10 10
Pittsburgh, PA 11 19 17 16
Spokane, WA 3 10 8 8
Springfield, MA-CT 7 10 10 11
New Orleans, LA 16 20 18 18
Anchorage, AK 10 9 10 10
85-Area average 16 36 42 44
Very large area average 21 43 51 54
Large area average 11 30 36 37
Medium area average 9 21 27 28
Small area average 6 13 17 17

NOTES: Annual delay per traveler-Extra travel time for peak-period travel during the year divided by the number of travelers who begin a trip during the peak period (6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.). Free-flow speeds (60 mph on freeways and 35 mph on principal arterials) are used as the comparison threshold.

Very large urban areas-over 3 million population. Large urban areas-over 1 million and less than 3 million population. Medium urban areas-over 500,000 and less than 1 million population. Small urban areas-less than 500,000 population.

SOURCE: Texas A&M University, Texas Transportation Institute, 2007 Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2007), also available at http://tti.tamu.edu/ as of September 2007.