Appendix A — Peak Hour Excessive Delay

The Minnesota Department of Transportation tabulates Peak Hour Excessive Delay (PHED) measures for the region. These measures are reported in the Met Council’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) reports required by federal code 23 USC 149. This biennial report provides an assessment of the region’s progress towards its 2- and 4-year targets established in the 2018 CMAQ Baseline Performance Report.

Data shown below are compiled from 2018, 2020, and 2022 CMAQ reports. Peak hour excessive delay per capita declined in the region from 2016 to 2017, and more precipitously from 2019 to 2020. In the most recent year of reporting (2021), PHED per capita was 3.2 hours per capita, well below the four-year target of 8.5 hours per capita established in the 2018 CMAQ baseline performance report.

To learn more about performance based planning measures, see Section C.3.

Figure A.1: Peak Hour Excessive Delay (PHED) Per Capita