TABLE 1-2-13 - Average Hours of Annual Delay per Traveler: 1982 to 2007

TABLE 1-2-13 - Average Hours of Annual Delay per Traveler: 1982 to 2007

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Long-Term Change 1982 - 2005

Hours

Urban areas 1982 1997 2006 2007 Hours 2005 Rank
Very Large         48 1
Atlanta, GA 19 56 59 57 45 2
Boston, MA-NH-RI 12 32 44 43 44 3
Chicago, IL-IN 15 35 43 41 44 3
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10 34 55 53 37 5
Detroit, MI 24 48 53 52 37 5
Houston, TX 29 39 56 56 36 7
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 44 69 72 70 36 7
Miami, FL 15 35 48 47 35 9
New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT 12 32 45 44 34 10
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 16 28 38 38 34 10
Phoenix, AZ 35 35 45 44 34 10
San Francisco-Oakland, CA 23 47 58 55 34 10
Seattle, WA 12 52 45 43    
Washington, DC-VA-MD 16 52 59 62 34 10
Large         33 15
Austin, TX 10 32 39 39    
Baltimore, MD 11 32 44 44 33 15
Buffalo, NY 3 7 12 11 33 15
Charlotte, NC-SC 10 25 39 40    
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 5 29 26 25 32 18
Cleveland, OH 3 18 13 12 31 19
Columbus, OH 4 31 32 30 31 19
Denver-Aurora, CO 16 41 48 45 29 21
Indianapolis, IN 19 56 42 39 29 21
Jacksonville, FL 17 39 38 39    
Kansas City, MO-KS 3 19 17 15 29 21
Las Vegas, NV 10 34 43 44 27 24
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6 23 28 25    
Milwaukee, WI 7 19 18 18 27 24
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN 6 38 40 39 27 24
New Orleans, LA 17 21 20 20 26 27
Orlando, FL 18 59 55 53 25 29
Pittsburgh, PA 11 18 15 15 25 29
Portland, OR-WA 13 35 38 37 24 31
Providence, RI-MA 3 15 26 29 24 31
Raleigh-Durham, NC 8 31 32 34    
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 5 26 45 44 24 31
Sacramento, CA 15 35 42 39 23 34
San Antonio, TX 6 24 40 38 23 34
San Diego, CA 12 36 54 52 22 36
San Jose, CA 23 44 55 53 22 36
St. Louis, MO-IL 12 39 30 26 22 36
Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL 24 37 48 47 21 40
Virginia Beach, VA 14 31 30 29 21 40
Medium         20 43
Akron, OH 2 13 11 9 20 43
Albany-Schenectady, NY 3 9 17 19 20 43
Albuquerque, NM 11 33 33 34 19 46
Allentown-Bethlehem, PA-NJ 9 25 21 22 18 47
Bakersfield, CA 2 7 13 12    
Birmingham, AL 8 24 33 32 16 49
Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY 9 24 33 33 16 49
Colorado Springs, CO 4 16 26 23    
Dayton, OH 10 22 17 14 15 51
El Paso, TX-NM 3 10 21 19 15 51
Fresno, CA 12 18 20 20 15 51
Grand Rapids, MI 6 21 23 22 14 54
Hartford, CT 4 15 21 21 14 54
Honolulu, HI 14 22 24 26 14 54
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs, CA 20 15 15 13    
Lancaster-Palmdale, CA 12 6 5 6    
Louisville, KY-IN 18 39 40 38 13 57
Nashville-Davidson, TN 20 36 38 37 13 57
New Haven, CT 5 15 19 19 13 57
Oklahoma City, OK 5 20 24 27    
Omaha, NE-IA 5 19 28 26 12 62
Oxnard-Ventura, CA 4 21 36 38 12 62
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh, NY 10 14 18 17    
Richmond, VA 6 21 20 20 11 65
Rochester, NY 3 8 9 10 11 65
Salt Lake City, UT 8 28 26 27 40 67
Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 14 22 27 25 10 67
Springfield, MA-CT 7 10 12 11 10 67
Toledo, OH-MI 2 14 15 14 10 67
Tucson, AZ 24 29 43 41 9 71
Tulsa, OK 8 18 22 22 8 72
Small         8 72
Anchorage, AK 10 9 10 10 8 72
Beaumont, TX 4 6 12 11 7 76
Boulder, CO 6 14 14 12 7 76
Brownsville, TX 2 4 7 8 7 76
Cape Coral, FL 9 26 28 29 6 79
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 15 27 35 38 5 80
Columbia, SC 4 12 19 22    
Corpus Christi, TX 5 7 8 9    
Eugene, OR 6 9 11 11    
Knoxville, TN 10 39 25 26    
Laredo, TX 2 9 12 15    
Little Rock, AK 4 10 19 22 5 80
Pensacola, FL-AL 5 22 28 28 4 83
Salem, OR 3 12 17 16 2 84
Spokane, WA 3 10 8 9 0 85
Wichita, KS 2 5 5 6    
90-Area average 16 36 42 41 28  
Very large area average 21 43 52 51 33  
Large area average 11 31 36 35 26  
Medium area average 8 20 24 23 19  
Small area average 6 15 18 19 11  

NOTES: Annual Delay per Traveler is calculated as the 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 have a population of over 3 million. Large urban areas have a population of over 1 million and less than 3 million. Medium urban areas have a population of over 500,000 and less than 1 million. Small urban areas have a population of less than 500,000.

SOURCE: Texas A&M University, Texas Transportation Institute, 2009 Urban Mobility Report (College Station, TX: 2009), available at http://tti.tamu.edu/ as of September 2009 as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-63, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of April 2010.