Table 5-1 Annual Congestion Delay and Costs: 1990, 2000, 2005–2010

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439 Urban Areasa

  Total delay (billion hours) Delay per auto commuter (hours) Total fuel wasted (billion gallons) Total cost (2010 $ billion)
1990 2.4 28.5 0.9 46.4
2000 4.0 34.8 1.6 82.6
2005 5.2 39.1 2.2 108.1
2006 5.3 39.1 2.2 110.0
2007 5.2 38.4 2.2 110.3
2008 4.6 33.7 1.9 97.0
2009 4.8 34.0 1.9 100.9
2010 4.8 34.4 1.9 100.9

a Includes 15 very large urban areas (population over 3 million); 32 large urban areas (population over 1 million but less than 3 million); 33 medium urban areas (population over 500,000 but less than 1 million); 21 small urban areas (population less than 500,000; and 338 other urban areas.

SOURCE: Texas Transportation Institute and Texas A&M University, 2011 Urban Mobility Report. 2011. available at http://tti.tamu.edu/documents/mobility-report-2011.pdf as of March 2012.