FIGURE 2 National VMT Trends

FIGURE 2 National VMT Trends

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  Year-over-year changes, national VMT Year-over-year changes, urban VMT Rolling 5-year average national VMT growth rate Rolling 5-year average urban VMT growth rate
1980        
1981 1.83% 1.37%    
1982 2.55% 4.47%    
1983 3.62% 5.13%    
1984 4.08% 5.24%    
1985 3.17% 4.19%    
1986 3.38% 4.12% 3.36% 4.63%
1987 4.71% 4.94% 3.79% 4.72%
1988 5.45% 5.93% 4.16% 4.88%
1989 3.48% 3.38% 4.03% 4.51%
1990 2.28% 2.10% 3.86% 4.08%
1991 1.29% 1.02% 3.43% 3.46%
1992 3.46% 5.79% 3.18% 3.62%
1993 2.19% 3.42% 2.54% 3.13%
1994 2.67% 2.81% 2.38% 3.01%
1995 2.77% 2.78% 2.47% 3.15%
1996 2.45% 2.19% 2.71% 3.39%
1997 2.82% 2.02% 2.58% 2.64%
1998 2.97% 2.75% 2.74% 2.51%
1999 2.36% 2.01% 2.67% 2.35%
2000 2.21% 2.29% 2.56% 2.25%
2001 1.15% 0.69% 2.30% 1.95%
2002 1.72% 1.72% 2.08% 1.89%
2003 1.78% 1.78% 1.85% 1.44%
2004 1.53%   1.68%  

Source: Data assembled by the Federal Highway Administration.