Measuring Urban Transportation Performance
This report provides a comparison of urban transportation performance in 51 major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. The authors compare their data on travel time, trip distance, and overall congestion with the findings presented in the 2010 Urban Mobility Report published by the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). This report describes the limitations of the travel time index and TTI’s overall methodology for evaluating congestion in urban areas. It goes on to illustrate the state of congestion in metro areas, comparing cities using different measures (e.g. total hours of delay and total hours of peak travel time) and creating a series of charts and graphs that demonstrate their findings.