Travel on the roadway system increased 2% to an estimated 179 million vehicle miles per weekday. This corresponds with growth in the region’s population of 94,000 people and 53,000 jobs in 2017.
The Planning Time Index (PTI) measures system reliability by estimating how much extra time travelers need to make a normal trip as a result of traffic congestion. The most recent PTI for the region is 1.58, which means a trip that normally takes 30 minutes may take up to 47 minutes.
Transit ridership in the region decreased 2% with 88 million passenger boardings in 2017 due to a drop in park-and-ride usage and the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Bus on-time performance increased 3% to 77%.