Urban Mobility Report 2019

The 2019 Urban Mobility Report is the 5th partnership between the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and INRIX. The data behind the 2019 Report are hundreds of speed data points for every 15 minutes of the average day of the week for almost every mile of major road in urban America. The trends from 1982 to 2017 show that congestion is a persistently growing problem. The problem is larger than ever. In 2017, congestion caused urban Americans to travel an extra 8.8 billion hours and purchase an extra 3.3 billion gallons of fuel for a congestion cost of $166 billion. Trucks account for $21 billion (12 percent) of the cost, much more than their 7 percent of traffic. The average auto commuter spends 54 hours in congestion and wastes 21 gallons of fuel due to congestion at a cost of $1,010 in wasted time and fuel. The variation in congestion is often more difficult to deal with than the regular, predictable backups. To reliably arrive on time for important freeway trips, travelers had to allow 34 minutes to make a trip that takes 20 minutes in light traffic. Employment was up by 1.9 million jobs from 2016 to 2017, slower growth than the 2.3+ million job growth in 4 of the previous 5 years but substantial enough to cause congestion growth. This document includes congestion estimates for each of the 494 U.S. urban areas, an overview of congestion relief strategies, truck congestion data, and a congestion forecast for 2025.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50p

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  • Accession Number: 01716050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2019 11:04AM