Special Report

The Impact of COVID-19 on Traffic in America's Largest Cities

Charles B. Stockdale

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25. St. Louis
> Vehicle miles traveled March 28 – April 3: 58% of normal
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/13: 18%, 22%
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/20: 0%, 57%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 8, 2020: 87.35 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 2,450)

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24. Atlanta
> Vehicle miles traveled March 28 – April 3: 57% of normal
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/13: 11%, 20%
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/20: 16%, 40%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 8, 2020: 85.77 per 100,000 — 12th highest (total: 5,104)

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23. San Antonio
> Vehicle miles traveled March 28 – April 3: 56% of normal
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/13: 6%, 14%
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/20: 11%, 31%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 8, 2020: 24.46 per 100,000 — 2nd lowest (total: 616)

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22. Dallas
> Vehicle miles traveled March 28 – April 3: 55% of normal
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/13: 0%, 20%
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/20: 13%, 38%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 8, 2020: 37.39 per 100,000 — 5th lowest (total: 2,819)

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21. Houston
> Vehicle miles traveled March 28 – April 3: 55% of normal
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/13: 12%, 24%
> Increase in travel speeds during AM and PM rush hours as of 3/20: 21%, 30%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 8, 2020: 49.72 per 100,000 — 8th lowest (total: 3,479)