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U.S. Highway Vehicle-Miles Traveled


Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

U.S. Highway Vehicle-Miles Traveled

Vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) are key data for highway planning and management, and a common measure of roadway use. Along with other data, VMT are often used in estimating congestion, air quality, and potential gas-tax revenues, and can provide a general measure of the level of the nation’s economic activity.

Vehicle-Miles Traveled Sep-12 Sep-13
Highway vehicle-miles (millions) 237,970 241,656
Percent change from same month previous year - 1.6% + 1.5%

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, Traffic Volume Trends, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ as of December 2013.

Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017