Jul 082013
 
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As part of the Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations have released the 2013 Freight Performance Measures Analysis of Freight-Significant Highway Locations.  The measures resulting from this ongoing analysis quantify the impact of traffic congestion on truck-based freight at 250 specific locations.  The information provided through this effort empowers decision-making in both the private and public sectors by allowing stakeholders to better understand the severity of congestion and mobility constraints experienced along the highway transportation system.  Better-informed decisions can result in more effective transportation infrastructure investment and development of more efficient, long-term routing and distribution strategies.Specifically, this component of the FPM initiative monitors the GPS data at freight-significant locations throughout the United States (U.S.) and quantifies the impact of congestion on truck-based freight.  Since the start of the congestion-monitoring component of the FPM program, the monitored list has grown to 250 freight-significant locations, and reflects a repository of data upon which mobility profiles may be compared over a series of years.  The historical extent of the data allows for performance benchmarking thus identifying influential factors contributing to congestion and elucidating its long-term consequences on truck-freight mobility.  For a description of the research methodology, please click here.

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Congestion Ranking
Location Description
State
Avg Speed
Peak Avg Speed
Non-Peak Avg Speed
Non-Peak/ Peak Ratio
1 Chicago, IL: I-290 at I-90/I-94 IL 30 23 33 1.44
2 Houston, TX: I-610 at US 290 TX 42 34 46 1.34
3 Austin , TX: I-35 TX 36 23 43 1.84
4 Fort Lee, NJ: I-95 at SR 4 NJ 29 23 32 1.40
5 St. Louis, MO: Poplar Street Bridge Interchange MO 42 38 43 1.12
6 Louisville, KY: I-65 at I-64/I-71 KY 45 39 47 1.20
7 Houston, TX: I-45 at US 59 TX 39 30 42 1.41
8 Cincinnati, OH: I-71 at I-75 OH 48 42 51 1.22
9 Houston, TX: I-10 at I-45 TX 46 36 50 1.38
10 Dallas, TX: I-45 at I-30 TX 42 34 46 1.33
11 Houston, TX: I-10 at US 59 TX 47 36 52 1.46
12 Chicago, IL: I-90 at I-94 (North) IL 35 23 41 1.81
13 Denver, CO: I-70 at I-25 CO 44 38 47 1.25
14 Atlanta, GA: I-285 at I-85 (North) GA 46 35 51 1.46
15 Los Angeles, CA: SR 60 at SR 57 CA 46 39 49 1.26
16 Houston, TX: I-45 at I-610 (North) TX 48 38 52 1.36
17 Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN: I-35W at I-494 MN 45 35 50 1.42
18 Hartford, CT: I-84 at I-91 CT 48 38 51 1.34
19 Nashville, TN: I-24 at I-440 (North) TN 49 42 53 1.26
20 Brooklyn, NY: I-278 at Belt Parkway NY 40 34 42 1.22
21 Houston, TX: I-10 at I-610 (West) TX 50 42 53 1.25
22 Indianapolis, IN: I-65 at I-70 (North) IN 52 48 53 1.10
23 Ft. Worth, TX: I-35W at I-30 TX 48 40 51 1.26
24 Atlanta, GA: I-75 at I-285 (North) GA 49 39 53 1.37
25 Chicago, IL: I-90 at I-94 (South) IL 48 41 51 1.23
26 Cincinnati, OH: I-75 at I-74 OH 49 42 52 1.23
27 Seattle, WA: I-5 at I-90 WA 38 29 43 1.46
28 Indianapolis, IN: I-65 at I-70 (South) IN 52 49 53 1.07
29 Vancouver, WA: I-5 at Columbia River WA 43 38 45 1.19
30 Dallas, TX: US 75 at I-635 TX 48 38 52 1.36
31 Milwaukee, WI: I-94 at I-894 WI 48 39 53 1.36
32 Philadelphia, PA: I-76 at I-676 PA 37 30 39 1.33
33 Corona, CA: I-15 at SR 91 CA 45 35 50 1.43
34 Houston, TX: I-610 at US 59 (West) TX 43 34 48 1.40
35 New Haven, CT: I-95 at I-91 CT 47 42 49 1.17
36 Portland, OR: I-5 at I-84 OR 39 31 43 1.39
37 Baton Rouge, LA: I-10 at I-110 LA 45 39 48 1.22
38 Stamford, CT: I-95 CT 45 38 47 1.27
39 Los Angeles, CA: I-710 at I-105 CA 45 36 49 1.38
40 Nashville, TN: I-40 at I-65 (East) TN 46 35 52 1.48
41 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY: I-90 at I-290 NY 48 45 49 1.10
42 San Bernardino, CA: I-10 at I-15 CA 49 44 51 1.16
43 Norwalk, CT: I-95 CT 47 42 48 1.15
44 Detroit, MI: I-94 at I-75 MI 49 43 52 1.21
45 Oakland, CA: I-80 at I-580/I-880 CA 37 28 42 1.54
46 Atlanta, GA: I-20 at I-285 (West) GA 50 46 52 1.14
47 Kansas City, MO: I-70 at I-670 at US 71 MO 50 48 51 1.05
48 Chicago, IL: I-290 at I-355 IL 48 43 49 1.15
49 Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN: I-35E at I-94 MN 44 35 48 1.36
50 Washington, DC: I-495 at I-66 DC 44 39 45 1.18
51 Rye, NY: I-95 at I-287 NY 52 50 52 1.05
52 Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN: I-35W at I-94 MN 45 37 48 1.30
53 Washington, DC: I-95 at I-495 (North) DC 48 38 53 1.41
54 Dayton, OH: I-75 at US 35 OH 50 48 51 1.06
55 Auburn, WA: SR 18 at SR 167 WA 49 44 51 1.16
56 Seattle, WA: I-90 at I-405 WA 44 33 49 1.48
57 Port Huron, MI: I-94 at I-69 MI 45 46 45 0.98
58 Tampa, FL: I-4 at I-275 FL 43 34 49 1.46
59 Philadelphia, PA: I-76 at I-476 PA 49 42 52 1.24
60 Boston, MA: I-95 at I-93 (North) MA 47 39 50 1.30
61 New Castle, DE: I-95 at US 301 DE 48 49 47 0.97
62 Houston, TX:  I-45 at Sam Houston Tollway (North) TX 51 43 55 1.26
63 Washington , DC: I-495 at I-270 (East) DC 47 34 52 1.52
64 Atlanta, GA: I-20 at I-285 (East) GA 51 45 54 1.21
65 Camden, NJ: I-76 at I-676 NJ 45 44 46 1.04
66 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN: I-35W at I-694 MN 51 44 54 1.23
67 Richmond, VA: I-95 at I-64 (North) VA 49 48 49 1.01
68 Detroit , MI: I-75 at I-696 MI 50 43 54 1.26
69 Oakland, CA: I-880 at I-238 CA 49 42 52 1.25
70 Birmingham, AL: I-65 at I-20 AL 53 49 54 1.11
71 Houston, TX: I-45 at I-610  (South) TX 49 41 53 1.30
72 Tacoma, WA: I-5 at I-705/SR 16 WA 49 43 52 1.20
73 Memphis , TN: I-40 at I-240 (East) TN 52 46 55 1.19
74 Pittsburgh, PA: I-70 at I-79 (East) PA 53 52 53 1.02
75 Boston, MA: I-93 at SR 3 MA 42 30 48 1.61
76 Phoenix, AZ: I-17 at I-10 AZ 51 45 54 1.21
77 Nashville, TN: I-65 at I-24 TN 53 48 55 1.15
78 Bridgeport, CT: I-95 at RT 8 CT 52 45 54 1.19
79 Baltimore, MD: I-95 at I-395 MD 51 47 52 1.11
80 Columbus, OH: I-71 at I-70 OH 50 43 53 1.24
81 Elmsford, NY: I-287 at I-87 NY 49 44 51 1.17
82 Providence, RI: I-95 at I-195 RI 45 37 49 1.32
83 Las Cruces, NM: I-10 at I-25 NM 51 50 52 1.04
84 Houston, TX:  I-10 at I-610 (East) TX 54 51 55 1.08
85 Manhasset, NY: I-495 at Shelter Rock Road NY 47 42 49 1.15
86 Denver, CO: I-25 at I-76 CO 51 45 54 1.21
87 Waterbury, CT: I-84 at SR 8 CT 50 46 52 1.12
88 Los Angeles, CA: I-110 at I-105 CA 45 36 48 1.35
89 Baltimore, MD: I-95 at I-695 (South) MD 52 48 54 1.13
90 Parsippany , NJ: I-80 at I-287 NJ 53 49 54 1.10
91 Atlanta, GA: I-20 at I-75/I-85 GA 47 38 50 1.32
92 Indianapolis, IN: I-465 at I-69 IN 53 50 55 1.11
93 Charleston, SC: I-26 at I-526 SC 47 41 51 1.25
94 Charter Oak Bridge, CT: I-91 CT 53 49 55 1.10
95 Denver, CO: I-25 at I-225 CO 50 41 54 1.34
96 Jacksonville, FL: I-10 at I-95 FL 50 44 53 1.22
97 Reno, NV: I-80 at US 395 NV 51 49 52 1.06
98 Cincinnati, OH: I-75/I-71 at I-275 OH 54 51 55 1.09
99 Duluth, MN: I-35 at I-535 MN 49 49 49 1.02
100 Columbus, OH: I-270 at I-70 (West) OH 54 51 55 1.08