Operations Performance Measurement Program
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UCR April 2017-June 2017 (FY 2017, Q3)

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A Snapshot of Year-to-Year Congestion Trends in the U.S. for April 2017 through June 2017.

Congested Hours

Congested Hours comparison: 4:14 in 2017 and 4:40 in 2016. 2017 is a blue downward arrow indicating the general trend is for improving conditions.

-26 minutes
Average duration of daily congestion

Travel Time Index

Travel Time Index comparison: 1.33 in 2017 and 1.34 in 2016. 2017 is a blue downward arrow indicating the general trend is for improving conditions.

-3 point
Peak period vs. off-peak travel times

Planning Time Index

Planning Time Index comparison: 2.08 in 2017 and 2.65 in 2016. 2017 is a blue downward arrow indicating the general trend is for improving conditions.

-57 points
Unreliability (variability) of travel

2017 performance measures use NPMRDS v2 data with 2015 volumes.

U.S. map graphic showing each of the 52 metropolitan statistical areas identified with a dot of differing size and color relative to their improving or worsening conditions.
Graphic showing the summary of nationwide trends. 24 of the 52 cities (46%) showed improvements in all three measures; 1 of the 52 cities (2%) showed worsening conditions in all three measures; and 27 of the 52 cities (52%) had no change or mixed results among the three measures.
City (MSA) Congested Hours * Travel Time Index * Planning Time Index * % Complete Data
2017 Change from 2016 2017 Change from 2016 2017 Change from 2016
Atlanta, GA 4:36 +0:13 1.37 +3 2.24 -19 94%
Austin, TX 4:50 -0:08 1.46 +2 2.40 -45 94%
Baltimore, MD 5:27 -0:36 1.23 0 1.99 -32 93%
Birmingham, AL 1:52 +1:11 1.10 +6 1.47 +5 97%
Boston, MA 5:28 -0:26 1.29 0 2.19 -31 93%
Buffalo, NY 5:26 -1:21 1.13 -3 1.73 -28 83%
Charlotte, NC 3:02 -0:49 1.21 -1 1.87 -28 97%
Chicago, IL 5:22 -1:43 1.30 -1 2.08 -15 95%
Cincinnati, OH 2:42 -0:07 1.15 0 1.70 -16 97%
Cleveland, OH 2:32 -0:32 1.10 -2 1.64 -20 95%
Columbus, OH 2:27 -0:36 1.13 0 1.71 -16 91%
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 5:14 -0:46 1.34 0 2.48 -52 92%
Denver, CO 6:34 -0:20 1.35 +1 2.46 -44 93%
Detroit, MI 4:01 -0:43 1.21 +2 2.05 -32 94%
Hartford, CT 3:36 +0:19 1.14 0 1.69 -20 91%
Houston, TX 5:59 +0:07 1.37 -6 2.45 -61 93%
Indianapolis, IN 2:17 -1:06 1.11 -1 1.48 -12 93%
Jacksonville, FL 3:24 -0:20 1.18 0 1.88 -27 95%
Kansas City, MO 2:45 -0:16 1.10 -1 1.60 -24 92%
Las Vegas, NV 4:13 +0:27 1.27 +6 2.02 -3 96%
Los Angeles, CA 9:51 +0:45 1.70 +3 3.19 -32 95%
Louisville, KY 1:58 -1:35 1.09 -7 1.49 -70 94%
Memphis, TN 3:19 -1:17 1.13 -6 1.60 -42 95%
Miami, FL 6:12 +0:09 1.40 +4 2.39 -41 94%
Milwaukee, WI 3:09 -0:48 1.15 -2 1.70 -31 94%
Minn.-St. Paul, MN 5:11 +0:15 1.23 +2 2.07 -16 91%
Nashville, TN 2:52 -0:30 1.19 +1 1.93 -12 93%
New Orleans, LA 4:17 -0:17 1.23 +2 2.10 -50 93%
New York, NY 7:49 -0:50 1.32 +1 2.24 -25 91%
Oklahoma City, OK 2:23 +0:17 1.11 0 1.58 -16 93%
Orlando, FL 3:45 -0:31 1.22 +2 1.87 -15 95%
Philadelphia, PA 4:49 -0:47 1.22 +2 1.83 -21 92%
Phoenix, AZ 3:15 -0:31 1.30 0 2.08 -49 94%
Pittsburgh, PA 3:28 -1:21 1.14 -2 1.62 -44 90%
Portland, OR 9:33 +1:33 1.53 +4 3.14 -8 91%
Providence, RI 4:58 -0:10 1.15 0 1.75 -19 88%
Raleigh, NC 2:13 -0:19 1.15 +1 1.81 -12 97%
Richmond, VA 1:56 -0:25 1.07 0 1.36 -18 93%
Riverside-San Bern., CA 5:46 +0:19 1.28 +2 2.00 -1 99%
Rochester, NY 3:48 -0:56 1.10 -2 1.53 -25 87%
Sacramento, CA 5:25 +0:45 1.29 +4 2.28 +3 97%
Salt Lake City, UT 4:00 +1:10 1.19 +6 1.91 +15 97%
San Antonio, TX 3:30 -0:04 1.25 +4 1.98 -25 96%
San Diego, CA 4:48 +0:29 1.33 +3 2.46 -22 94%
San Francisco, CA 8:06 +0:32 1.52 0 2.86 -40 96%
San Jose, CA 6:20 +0:42 1.47 +3 2.85 -34 94%
San Juan, PR 3:42 +0:21 1.48 -2 2.98 -20 52%
Seattle, WA 7:29 -0:25 1.45 +4 2.57 -26 90%
St. Louis, MO 2:31 -1:01 1.11 -4 1.69 -55 94%
Tampa, FL 3:17 -0:07 1.26 0 2.00 -27 94%
Virginia Beach, VA 5:03 -0:35 1.20 -1 2.07 -42 92%
Washington, DC 6:38 -0:53 1.40 -1 2.41 -54 93%

Notes:
Blue bolded values (with sign) indicate improving conditions; red italics (with + sign) indicate worsening conditions.
Comparison of 2017 to 2016 is for the same three-month period (April - June). % Complete Data compares the reported congestion data for that MSA to what should have been available for the designated roads and time periods.
*2017 performance measures use NPMRDS v2 data with 2015 volumes.

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