Fact #290: October 20, 2003
Top 20 Congested Cities in the United States, 2001
According to the latest Annual Urban Mobility Report released by the Texas Transportation Institute, Los Angeles was the most congested city in the United States in 2001. An average 25-minute commute in Los Angeles increased to 43 minutes during times of congestion, which adds up to 90 extra hours spent in traffic during the course of a year.
|Urban Area||Extra hours spent in traffic due to congestion, 2001|
|3||Buffalo, N.Y.-Niagara Falls||66|
|9||San Jose, Calif.||60|
|11||Portland, Ore.-Vancouver, B.C.||58|
|13||Ft. Lauderdale.-Hollywood-Pompano Beach, Fla.||57|
|17||San Bernardino-Riverside, Calif||55|
|20||Dallas-Ft. Worth, Tex.||51|
Source: Texas Transportation Institute, The 2003 Annual Urban Mobility Report, September 2003.