2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard

Findings in the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard are drawn from traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways, along with highway performance data from the Federal Highway Administration. This edition provides a comprehensive analysis of traffic conditions in 471 urban areas across the United States. Travel delays due to traffic congestion caused drivers to waste more than 3 billion gallons of fuel and kept travelers stuck in their cars for nearly 7 billion extra hours – 42 hours per rush-hour commuter. The total nationwide price tag: $160 billion, or $960 per commuter. Washington, D.C. tops the list of gridlock-plagued cities, with 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78 hours), New York (74 hours), and San Jose (67 hours). Drivers on America’s Top 10 worst roads waste on average 84 hours or 3.5 days a year on average in gridlock – twice the national average. Of these roads, six are in Los Angeles, two are in New York and the remaining two are in Chicago. The report predicts urban roadway congestion will continue to get worse without more assertive approaches on the project, program, and policy fronts.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 81p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2015 4:20PM