The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M University recently released the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard. This report – which includes data through 2014 – provides a comprehensive analysis of traffic conditions in all 471 metropolitan areas throughout the United States.
According to the Urban Mobility Scorecard, each person who commutes to work by automobile in Hampton Roads spent an average of 45 hours stuck in congestion in 2014. This is up slightly from 44 hours per person in 2013 and up from 41 hours a decade ago.
Hampton Roads has a higher level of roadway congestion than many other comparable areas. Looking at the 31 urbanized areas defined as “large” by TTI – meaning they have an urbanized area population of between one and three million people – Hampton Roads had the 11th highest delay per auto commuter in 2014.
This delay comes at a cost – just over one billion dollars in the Hampton Roads region in 2014 in lost time, wasted fuel, and impacts on commercial vehicles according to TTI. This comes out to an average of $953 for each person that commutes to work by automobile in the region.
For more information on the TTI Urban Mobility Scorecard, please visit the Urban Mobility Scorecard website at http://mobility.tamu.edu.