U.S. Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled

U.S. Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled

Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

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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 Aug-07 Aug-08
Highway miles (millions) 268,680 253,684
Percent change from same month previous year 1.51 -5.58

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 November 2008.