TABLE 2-3-5 - Average Hours of Annual Delay per Traveler: 1982 to 2005

TABLE 2-3-5 - Average Hours of Annual Delay per Traveler: 1982 to 2005

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Urban areas 1982 1995 2004 2005 Hours 2005 Rank
Very Large         48 1
Atlanta, GA 26 70 63 60 45 2
Boston, MA-NH-RI 12 30 45 46 44 3
Chicago, IL-IN 15 33 44 46 44 3
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10 34 51 58 37 5
Detroit, MI 25 51 56 54 37 5
Houston, TX 30 32 52 56 36 7
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 45 71 70 72 36 7
Miami, FL 16 35 49 50 35 9
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 12 30 42 46 34 10
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 16 27 37 38 34 10
Phoenix, AZ 35 33 42 48 34 10
San Francisco-Oakland, CA 24 56 56 60 34 10
Washington, DC-VA-MD 16 53 60 60 34 10
Large         33 15
Baltimore, MD 11 33 43 44 33 15
Buffalo, NY 3 6 11 11 33 15
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 5 26 27 27 32 18
Cleveland, OH 3 16 14 13 31 19
Columbus, OH 4 27 34 33 31 19
Denver-Aurora, CO 16 37 46 50 29 21
Indianapolis, IN 19 53 46 43 29 21
Kansas City, MO-KS 3 17 16 17 29 21
Las Vegas, NV 10 37 39 39 27 24
Milwaukee, WI 7 22 20 19 27 24
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 6 34 40 43 27 24
New Orleans, LA 16 20 18 18 26 27
Oklahoma City, OK 5 17 22 21 26 27
Orlando, FL 18 54 56 54 25 29
Pittsburgh, PA 11 19 17 16 25 29
Portland, OR-WA 13 33 37 38 24 31
Providence, RI-MA 3 12 29 29 24 31
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 5 28 47 49 24 31
Sacramento, CA 14 35 40 41 23 34
San Antonio, TX 6 19 38 39 23 34
San Diego, CA 12 35 59 57 22 36
San Jose, CA 23 51 51 54 22 36
Seattle, WA 13 52 42 45 22 36
St. Louis, MO-IL 12 38 31 33 22 36
Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 24 41 46 45 21 40
Virginia Beach, VA 14 27 30 30 21 40
Medium         20 43
Akron, OH 2 9 11 10 20 43
Albany-Schenectady, NY 3 8 16 16 20 43
Albuquerque, NM 11 30 30 33 19 46
Allentown-Bethlehem, PA-NJ 9 21 22 22 18 47
Austin, TX 12 32 44 49 18 47
Birmingham, AL 8 21 33 33 16 49
Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 9   28 31 16 49
Charlotte, NC-SC 12 23 47 45 16 49
Dayton, OH 10 22 19 17 15 51
El Paso, TX-NM 3 10 22 24 15 51
Fresno, CA 12 17 19 20 15 51
Grand Rapids, MI 6 19 24 24 14 54
Hartford, CT 4 13 19 19 14 54
Honolulu, HI 14 26 22 24 14 54
Jacksonville, FL 16 40 41 39 13 57
Louisville, KY-IN 18 34 44 42 13 57
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6 23 29 30 13 57
Nashville-Davidson, TN 20 35 40 40 13 57
New Haven, CT 5 13 18 19 13 57
Omaha, NE-IA 5 19 26 25 12 62
Oxnard-Ventura, CA 4 21 35 39 12 62
Raleigh-Durham, NC 8 26 35 35 12 62
Richmond, VA 6 22 20 20 11 65
Rochester, NY 3 7 10 10 11 65
Salt Lake City, UT 8 32 29 27 40 67
Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 15 19 26 25 10 67
Springfield, MA-CT 7 10 10 11 10 67
Toledo, OH-MI 2 12 17 15 10 67
Tucson, AZ 24 23 39 42 9 71
Tulsa, OK 8 14 19 19 8 72
Small         8 72
Anchorage, AK 10 9 10 10 8 72
Bakersfield, CA 2 7 12 14 8 72
Beaumont, TX 4 6 11 11 7 76
Boulder, CO 7 16 16 16 7 76
Brownsville, TX 2 4 8 8 7 76
Cape Coral, FL 9 28 24 24 6 79
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 15 28 32 31 5 80
Colorado Springs, CO 4 12 22 27 5 80
Columbia, SC 4 11 16 16    
Corpus Christi, TX 5 7 10 10    
Eugene, OR 6 7 12 14    
Laredo, TX 2 7 11 12    
Little Rock, AK 4 10 17 17 5 80
Pensacola, FL-AL 5 16 24 25 4 83
Salem, OR 3 12 14 14 2 84
Spokane, WA 3 10 8 8 0 85
85-Area Average 16 36 42 44 28  
Very Large Area Average 21 43 51 54 33  
Large Area Average 11 30 36 37 26  
Medium Area Average 9 21 27 28 19  
Small Area Average 6 13 17 17 11  

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: 2005), available at http://tti.tamu.edu/ as of September 2007 as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-65, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2008.