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 2016 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.

Note: Due to data limitations, 2016 data is not yet available. 

Traffic Congestion - Cost Trends

Traffic Congestion - Cost Standings

Source: Texas A&M Transporation Institute (Annual Urban Mobility Scorecard) U.S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey)