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Annual Cost of Traffic Congestion Per Auto Commuter
Year: 2011; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: $293 – $1,398

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1: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV $1,398 Barchart image
2: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA $1,300 Barchart image
3: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA $1,281 Barchart image
4: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA $1,266 Barchart image
5: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI $1,153 Barchart image
6: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH $1,147 Barchart image
7: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA $1,120 Barchart image
8: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX $1,090 Barchart image
9: Baton Rouge, LA $1,052 Barchart image
10: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA $1,050 Barchart image
11: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN $1,034 Barchart image
12: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD $1,018 Barchart image
13: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL $993 Barchart image
14: Orlando, FL $984 Barchart image
15: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX $957 Barchart image
16: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA $937 Barchart image
17: Denver-Aurora, CO $937 Barchart image
18: Indianapolis, IN $930 Barchart image
19: Austin-Round Rock, TX $930 Barchart image
20: Honolulu, HI $928 Barchart image
21: Tucson, AZ $921 Barchart image
22: Baltimore-Towson, MD $908 Barchart image
23: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV $906 Barchart image
24: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT $902 Barchart image
25: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC $898 Barchart image
26: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC $877 Barchart image
27: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI $859 Barchart image
28: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA $854 Barchart image
29: Columbus, OH $847 Barchart image
30: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ $837 Barchart image
31: Memphis, TN-MS-AR $833 Barchart image
32: Pittsburgh, PA $826 Barchart image
33: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN $814 Barchart image
34: Oklahoma City, OK $803 Barchart image
35: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $800 Barchart image
36: Knoxville, TN $792 Barchart image
37: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL $791 Barchart image
38: San Antonio, TX $787 Barchart image
39: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT $781 Barchart image
40: Louisville, KY-IN $776 Barchart image
41: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA $774 Barchart image
42: Birmingham-Hoover, AL $773 Barchart image
43: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY $718 Barchart image
44: New Haven-Milford, CT $717 Barchart image
45: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI $695 Barchart image
46: El Paso, TX $688 Barchart image
47: St. Louis, MO-IL $686 Barchart image
48: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY $682 Barchart image
49: Worcester, MA $677 Barchart image
50: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA $669 Barchart image
51: Tulsa, OK $668 Barchart image
52: Columbia, SC $663 Barchart image
53: Albuquerque, NM $658 Barchart image
54: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ $656 Barchart image
55: Charleston-North Charleston, SC $647 Barchart image
56: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL $645 Barchart image
57: Jacksonville, FL $635 Barchart image
58: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA $629 Barchart image
59: Salt Lake City, UT $620 Barchart image
60: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA $611 Barchart image
61: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX $599 Barchart image
62: Jackson, MS $594 Barchart image
63: Rochester, NY $590 Barchart image
64: Greensboro-High Point, NC $588 Barchart image
65: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI $585 Barchart image
66: Kansas City, MO-KS $584 Barchart image
67: Richmond, VA $581 Barchart image
68: Springfield, MA $575 Barchart image
69: Toledo, OH $555 Barchart image
70: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR $545 Barchart image
71: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA $543 Barchart image
72: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY $531 Barchart image
73: Colorado Springs, CO $530 Barchart image
74: Provo-Orem, UT $514 Barchart image
75: Dayton, OH $507 Barchart image
76: Raleigh-Cary, NC $502 Barchart image
77: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI $501 Barchart image
78: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA $494 Barchart image
79: Akron, OH $483 Barchart image
80: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL $444 Barchart image
81: Madison, WI $436 Barchart image
82: Wichita, KS $405 Barchart image
83: Fresno, CA $337 Barchart image
84: Boise City-Nampa, ID $334 Barchart image
85: Lancaster, PA $317 Barchart image
86: Bakersfield, CA $298 Barchart image
87: Stockton, CA $293 Barchart image
88: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
89: Des Moines, IA
90: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
91: Chattanooga, TN-GA
92: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
93: Modesto, CA
94: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA
95: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
96: Ogden-Clearfield, UT
97: Greenville, SC
98: Syracuse, NY
99: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
100: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

Definition: Dollar value of travel delay and extra fuel consumed in traffic congestion annually per peak traveler (private vehicle drivers and passengers who typically travel in the peak periods).

Notes: Includes only "urban area" of metro area, defined as those areas with population density over 1,000 people per square mile.

Source: Texas Transportation Institute, "2012 Urban Annual Mobility Report" http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/