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Published on October 29, 2007

Author: Berenger

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Easing the Burden:  Easing the Burden A Companion Analysis of the Texas Transportation Institute’s Urban Mobility Study Barbara McCann Director, Transportation and Quality of Life Campaign Surface Transportation Policy Project Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study:  Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study:  Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study 68 major metropolitan areas Measures traffic volume and traffic flow Ranks congestion in several ways Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study:  Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study:  Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study Does not take into account the widely varying degrees of transit use in these metro areas. San Francisco 24% Las Vegas 9% STPP’s Congestion Burden Index:  STPP’s Congestion Burden Index Uses an exposure measure (percent of workers driving to work) to take into account the portion of residents exposed to traffic congestion. Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study:  Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study 12.6% 23.8% 16.0% 23.1% 14.1% 23.0% 25.0% 14.3% 16.0% 9.0% 1 29 5 31 7 33 47 14 6 2 -          Congestion Burden Index:  Congestion Burden Index Congestion Burden Index:  Congestion Burden Index Similar population, far different burden… Congestion Burden Index:  Congestion Burden Index Similar ranking, far different burden… Congestion Burden Index:  Congestion Burden Index Salt Lake City UT TTI Rush Hour Rank 41 % Workers Avoiding Traffic 10% Congestion Burden Rank 36 Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study:  Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study Congestion Burden Index:  Congestion Burden Index Places with more choices have fewer workers stuck in traffic Transportation Choice Ratio :  Transportation Choice Ratio Measures the supply of public transportation, relative to the supply of major roads within a metro area. Transportation Choice Ratio:  Transportation Choice Ratio Highest – New York City 6.3 miles of hourly transit service per miles of major roadway Lowest – Columbus OH 0.09 miles of hourly transit service per mile of roadway Transit Use Is Up As Growth In Driving Levels Off.:  Transit Use Is Up As Growth In Driving Levels Off. Source: APTA Transit Ridership Report, FHWA Traffic Volume Trends. Prepared by STPP Slide17:  Statistics From: High-Mileage Moms Driven to Spend Transit Up, VMT Down Easing the Burden Smart Growth America Poll Most of the Growth in Driving Is Due to Sprawl:  Most of the Growth in Driving Is Due to Sprawl Road Building Keeps Pace with Population:  Road Building Keeps Pace with Population Road Building Has Little Impact on Congestion:  Road Building Has Little Impact on Congestion Different Road-Building Records Yield the Same Result:  Different Road-Building Records Yield the Same Result Attitudes Are Changing:  Attitudes Are Changing For More Information:  For More Information Contact STPP at (202) 466-2636 Visit STPP’s website at www.transact.org

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