Fact #291: October 27, 2003
Traffic Congestion, 2001
In areas with more than 3 million people, 76% of travel in 2001 was in congested conditions, according to the Texas Transportation Institute. In 1982, those same areas had only 45% of travel in congested conditions. Areas with less than half a million people experienced only 30% of travel in congested conditions, which still was nearly three times the rate in 1982.
|Population > 3 million||0.45||0.66||0.76|
|Population between 1 & 3 million||0.24||0.47||0.65|
|Population between 1/2 & 1 million||0.17||0.30||0.49|
|Population less than 1/2 million||0.11||0.18||0.30|
Source: Texas Transportation Institute, The 2003 Annual Urban Mobility Report, September 2003.