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2010 Urban Mobility Report_data for Saint Louis, MO

2010 Urban Mobility Report_data for Saint Louis, MO

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Performance Measure Summar - St. Louis MO-IL
There are several inventory and performance measures listed in the pages of this Urban Area Report for
the years from 1982 to 2009. There is no single performance measure that experts agree “says it all.” A
few key points should be recognized by users of the Urban Mobility Report data.
Use the Trends
 – The multi-year performance measures are better indicators, in most cases, than any
single year. Examining a few measures over many years reduces the chance that data variations or theestimating procedures may have caused a "spike" in any single year. (
5 years is 5 times better than 1year 
).
Use several measures
– Each performance measure illustrates a different element of congestion. (
The view is more interesting from atop several measures 
).
Compare to similar regions
– Congestion analyses that compare areas with similar characteristics (for 
example population, growth rate, road and public transportation system design) are usually moreinsightful than comparisons of different regions. (
Los Angeles is not Peoria 
).
Compare ranking changes and performance measure values
– In some performance measures a
small change in the value may cause a significant change in rank from one year to the next. This is thecase when there are several regions with nearly the same value. (
15 hours is only 1 hour more than 14 hours 
).
Consider the scope of improvement options
– Any improvement project in a corridor within most of the
regions will only have a modest effect on the regional congestion level. (
To have an effect on areawide congestion, there must be significant change in the system or service 
).
Performance Measures and Definition of Terms
Travel Time Index
– A measure of congestion that focuses on each trip and each mile of travel. It is
calculated as the ratio of travel time in the peak period to travel time in free-flow. A value of 1.30 indicatesa 20-minute free-flow trip takes 26 minutes in the peak.
Peak Commuters
– Number of travelers who begin a trip during the morning or evening peak travel
periods (6 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.). "Commuters" are private vehicle users unless specifically noted.
Annual Delay per Commuter
– A yearly sum of all the per-trip delays for those persons who travel in the
peak period (6 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 7p.m.). This measure illustrates the effect of the per-mile congestion aswell as the length of each trip.
Total Delay
– The overall size of the congestion problem. Measured by the total travel time above that
needed to complete a trip at free-flow speeds. The ranking of total delay usually follows the populationranking (larger regions usually have more delay).
Free-Flow Speeds --
These values are derived from overnight speeds in the INRIX speed database. Theyare used as the national comparison thresholds. Other speed values may be appropriate for urban projectevaluations or sub-regions studies.
Excess Fuel Consumed
– Increased fuel consumption due to travel in congested conditions rather than
free-flow conditions.
Public Transportation
– Regular route service from all public transportation providers in an urban area.
Operations Treatments
– Freeway incident management, freeway ramp metering, arterial street signal
coordination and arterial street access management.
Congestion Cost
– Value of travel delay for 2009 (estimated at $16.01 per hour of person travel and
$105.67 per hour of truck time) and excess fuel consumption (estimated using state average cost pergallon).
Urban Area
– The developed area (population density more than 1,000 persons per square mile) within a
metropolitan region. The urban area boundaries change frequently (every year for most growing areas).The annual change in miles traveled and lane-miles, therefore, includes both new travel and roads due togrowth and travel and roads that were previously in areas designated as rural.
Number of Rush Hours
– Time when the road system might have congestion.
 
Inventory Measures200920082007200620052004
Urban Area Information
Population (1000s)2,3302,3002,2702,2402,2102,170Rank191920202020Peak Travelers (1000s)1,3191,2971,2711,2451,2201,191
Freeway
Daily Vehicle-Miles of Travel (1000s)28,63029,45529,61027,86027,20027,665Lane-Miles2,3452,3452,3502,2102,1402,100
Arterial Streets
Daily Vehicle-Miles of Travel (1000s)17,49618,00018,14517,10017,50017,390Lane-Miles4,2704,2704,2003,9453,8003,710
Public Transportation
Annual Psgr-Miles of Travel (millions)303.3315.3297.4280.4285.7283.9Annual Unlinked Psgr Trips (millions)54.156.256.552.348.947.9
Cost Components
Value of Time ($/hour)16.0116.1015.4715.0614.5814.10Commercial Cost ($/hour)105.67106.06102.1298.7794.0686.24Fuel Cost ($/gallon)2.333.312.852.542.201.78
System Performance200920082007200620052004
Congested Travel
(% of peak VMT)333336394246
Congested System
(% of lane-miles)272732373739
Congested Time
(number of "Rush Hours")4.004.004.00------
Annual Excess Fuel Consumed
Total Fuel (1000 gallons)42,47441,80938,98642,30044,07444,247Rank212022212121Fuel per Peak Auto Commuter (gallons)272826293031Rank272442313029
Annual Delay 
Total Delay (1000s of person-hours)48,77750,21147,60652,09354,76052,263Rank212022212020Delay per Peak Auto Commuter (pers-hrs)313332353837Rank312738302728
Travel Time Index
1.121.121.141.161.171.17Rank505351454141
Commuter Stress Index
1.161.181.20------Rank545055------
Truck Congestion Cost ($ millions)
432438378------
Truck Commodity Value ($ millions)
91,10189,34187,615------
Congestion Cost
Total Cost ($ millions)1,2381,3061,1591,2291,2291,107Rank201921201920Cost per Peak Auto Commuter ($)7728411,0321,1091,1241,031Rank272434292728
Note: Zeroes in the table reflect values less than 0.5.
The Mobility Data for St. Louis MO-IL
 
Inventory Measures200320022001200019991998
Urban Area Information
Population (1000s)2,1402,1002,0752,0402,0052,000Rank191919191919Peak Travelers (1000s)1,1681,1301,0981,0631,0271,008
Freeway
Daily Vehicle-Miles of Travel (1000s)27,20026,90026,40025,90025,60024,960Lane-Miles2,0201,9301,8801,8401,8001,760
Arterial Streets
Daily Vehicle-Miles of Travel (1000s)17,56517,56017,54017,42517,38017,315Lane-Miles3,6603,5003,3903,2603,1853,115
Public Transportation
Annual Psgr-Miles of Travel (millions)272.1283.8250.7270.6274.0263.1Annual Unlinked Psgr Trips (millions)48.149.653.054.255.656.3
Cost Components
Value of Time ($/hour)13.7313.4313.2212.8512.4312.17Commercial Cost ($/hour)82.3879.9680.8880.7574.2372.61Fuel Cost ($/gallon)1.431.301.331.481.021.01
System Performance200320022001200019991998
Congested Travel
(% of peak VMT)515354555654
Congested System
(% of lane-miles)404444444444
Congested Time
(number of "Rush Hours")------------
Annual Excess Fuel Consumed
Total Fuel (1000 gallons)45,66848,45747,97152,34551,54948,682Rank211819151515Fuel per Peak Auto Commuter (gallons)323535393937Rank231515766
Annual Delay 
Total Delay (1000s of person-hours)51,70254,88754,59259,45458,16055,047Rank202020181615Delay per Peak Auto Commuter (pers-hrs)374040444442Rank262118131110
Travel Time Index
1.181.191.191.211.211.20Rank343028192021
Commuter Stress Index
------------Rank------------
Truck Congestion Cost ($ millions)
------------
Truck Commodity Value ($ millions)
------------
Congestion Cost
Total Cost ($ millions)1,0461,0831,0641,1471,053979Rank202020161515Cost per Peak Auto Commuter ($)9871,0431,0371,1361,062989Rank2819171199
Note: Zeroes in the table reflect values less than 0.5.
The Mobility Data for St. Louis MO-IL

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