Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
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.
|Highway miles (millions)||247,945||244,244|
|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 2011.