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Highway Mobility Drive Alone (Car, Truck, Van) Carpool (Car, Truck, Van) Walk Austin Dallas El Paso Houston San Antonio Other Means Work at Home Public Transportation 73.8% 9.5% 2.3% 2.6% 7.9% 3.9% 76.2% 11.3% 1.9% 1.8% 4.6% 4.2% 80.3% 11.1% 1.6% 2.1% 3.2% 1.7% 76.6% 11.3% 2.1% 2.4% 3.6% 3.9% 79% 11.1% 1.7% 1.4% 3.7% 3.1% Urban areas of all sizes are experiencing the challenges of population and job increases leading to increased congestion. In the biggest regions and most congested corridors, traffic jams can occur at any hour, weekdays or weekends. The problems that travelers and shippers face include extra travel time, extra cost from wasted fuel and lost productivity and increasing unreliability. Despite high levels of congestion, the majority of work travel in the state’s largest metropolitan areas still occurs via single occupancy vehicles (SOV). A summary of commuter mode choices for Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio are shown in Table 2. Millions of Average Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled in 2017 Source: TxDOT FY 2017 / CY 2016-2017 Pocket Facts Texas Highway Mobility Quick Facts 207.5 Million VMT El Paso 4 72% VMT that occurs on state-owned highways 273.2 B 26% Total Annual Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) on all Texas roadways in 2017 State Owned Highways Non-State Owned Highways State-Owned Highways Metropolitan Areas with Texas’ 100 Most Congested Roadways in 2018 Source: Texas A&M Transportation Institute Table 2: Commuter Made Choice Profile Source: US Census. 2013-2017. American Community Survey. 5-Year Estimates Note: ACS 3-year estimates were used previously in TTP 2040 but have been discontinued. Previous estimates will remain available, but new 3-year estimates will no longer be produced. The 5-year estimates were chosen for the above summary profile. Note: TxDOT owns just over 1/4 of Texas highways. However, these roads generate nearly 3/4 of the state's Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT). 540.4 Million VMT 747.9M 72% Average daily VMT on all Texas roadways in 2017
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  • Highway Mobility

    Drive Alone (Car, Truck, Van)

    Carpool (Car, Truck, Van)

    Walk

    Austin Dallas El Paso Houston San Antonio

    Other Means

    Work at Home

    Public Transportation

    73.8%

    9.5%

    2.3%

    2.6%

    7.9%

    3.9%

    76.2%

    11.3%

    1.9%

    1.8%

    4.6%

    4.2%

    80.3%

    11.1%

    1.6%

    2.1%

    3.2%

    1.7%

    76.6%

    11.3%

    2.1%

    2.4%

    3.6%

    3.9%

    79%

    11.1%

    1.7%

    1.4%

    3.7%

    3.1%

    Urban areas of all sizes are experiencing the challengesof population and job increases leading to increased congestion.

    In the biggest regions and most congested corridors, traffic jams can occur at any hour, weekdays or weekends. The problems that travelers and shippers face include extra travel time, extra cost from wasted fuel and lost productivity and increasing unreliability.

    Despite high levels of congestion, the majority of work travel in the state’s largest metropolitan areas still occurs via single occupancy vehicles (SOV). A summary of commuter mode choices for Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio are shown in Table 2.

    Millions of Average Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled in 2017

    Source: TxDOT FY 2017 / CY 2016-2017 Pocket Facts

    Texas Highway Mobility Quick Facts

    207.5 Million

    VMT

    El Paso 4

    72%

    VMT that occurs onstate-owned highways

    273.2 B 26%

    Total Annual Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) on all Texas roadways in 2017

    State Owned Highways

    Non-State Owned Highways

    State-Owned Highways

    Metropolitan Areas with Texas’ 100 Most Congested Roadways in 2018

    Source: Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Table 2: Commuter Made Choice Profile

    Source: US Census. 2013-2017. American Community Survey. 5-Year Estimates

    Note: ACS 3-year estimates were used previously in TTP 2040 but have been discontinued. Previous estimates will remain available, but new 3-year estimates will no longer be produced. The 5-year estimates were chosen for the above summary profile.

    Note: TxDOT owns just over 1/4 of Texas highways. However, these roads generate nearly 3/4 of the state's Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT).

    540.4 Million

    VMT

    747.9M72%

    Average daily VMT on all Texas roadways in 2017