In 2014, Michigan ranked in the middle of all states in terms of the cost of congestion. However, the cost of congestion has decreased each year since 2005.

What It Is: The cost of traffic congestion (in 2015 dollars) per resident in urban areas.

Why It Matters: High costs of congestion waste productive time and add additional costs to employment, preventing some workers from entering the workforce. They also impose environmental costs by reducing air quality.

Traffic Congestion - Cost Trends

Traffic Congestion - Cost Standings

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates