Urban Mobility Report (2004)
DIANE Publishing, Oct 1, 2008 - 24 pages
Congestion continues to grow in America¿s urban areas. This report presents details on the 2004 trends, findings and what can be done to address the growing transportation problems. Trend data from 1982 to 2002 for 85 urban areas provides both a local view and a national perspective on the growth and extent of traffic congestion. The 2004 Report provides clear evidence that the time for improvements has arrived. Communicating the congestion levels and the need for improvements is a goal of this report. The decisions about which, and how much, improvement to fund will be made at the local level according to a variety of goals, but there are some broad conclusions that can be drawn from this database. Tables.
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2002 Urban Area 85 Area Average 85 Area Total 85 urban areas Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Area Average 46 Areas—over 1 million avoid placing based on small Boston MA-NH-RI Cape Coral cautioned to avoid Chicago IL-IN Cincinnati OH-KY-IN cities based cities without respect compare all cities congestion levels Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX data are cautioned Delay per Traveler Denver-Aurora differences in ranking distinguish between cities effects of operational estimated FL i,s,a Fresno CA Hartford CT Haven CT hours of delay influence the ranking Jacksonville FL Kansas City MO-KS L2 L S2 Large Average Large Urban Areas—over Miami FL million hours million population Milwaukee WI Minneapolis-St Oklahoma City OK operational treatments Orlando FL Orleans LA percent Philadelphia PA-NJ-DE-MD Portland OR-WA public transportation public transportation service ramp metering Rank 85 Area ranking outcomes rankings compare respect to population Sacramento CA signal coordination significantly influence Travel Time Index Virginia Beach VA Washington DC-VA-MD York-Newark NY-NJ-CT