Vehicle miles of travel (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-04||Aug-05|
|Highway miles (millions)||262,133||262,514|
|Percent change from same month previous year||0.75||0.15|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same month in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/, as of October 2005.