Table 1-30: Roadway Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) and VMT per Lane-Mile by Functional Class

Table 1-30: Roadway Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) and VMT per Lane-Mile by Functional Class

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
VMT (millions)                         
Urban                         
Interstate 161,242 216,188 278,901 285,325 303,265 317,399 330,577 R341,528 351,579 361,401 374,622 383,103 393,420
Other arterialsa 484,189 578,270 699,233 707,518 745,618 773,978 797,899 R815,170 834,623 846,659 862,994 877,796 899,794
Collector 83,043 89,578 106,297 107,281 116,065 117,887 120,088 R126,929 129,310 130,143 131,919 131,549 135,316
Local 126,791 160,062 191,053 188,373 198,106 200,408 200,683 205,907 208,374 222,142 228,530 234,507 235,634
Total 855,265 1,044,098 1,275,484 1,288,497 1,363,054 1,409,672 1,449,247 R1,489,534 1,523,886 1,560,345 1,598,065 1,626,955 1,664,164
Rural                         
Interstate 135,084 154,357 200,173 205,011 205,557 208,308 215,568 223,382 232,565 240,255 251,520 260,060 268,850
Other arterialsa 262,774 282,803 330,866 334,755 344,062 349,567 357,329 368,595 378,847 392,058 403,484 413,152 420,398
Collectorb 189,468 206,669 240,460 245,630 234,910 226,296 230,529 236,148 241,030 254,364 257,858 264,345 267,412
Local 84,704 86,899 97,379 98,157 99,568 102,535 104,915 105,164 107,752 114,673 120,595 125,875 127,859
Total 672,030 730,728 868,878 883,553 884,097 886,706 908,341 933,289 960,194 1,001,350 1,033,457 1,063,432 1,084,519
VMT per lane-mile (thousands)                         
Urban                          
Interstate 3,327 3,773 4,483 4,542 4,508 4,588 4,667 R4,784 4,897 R5,002 R5,131 5,229 5,325
Other arterialsa 1,451 1,556 1,751 1,758 1,783 1,778 1,803 R1,829 1,857 R1,866 R1,901 1,950 1,977
Collector 572 552 634 649 659 656 655 686 692 R689 R703 706 718
Local 146 168 184 179 181 179 178 181 181 R190 R194 198 197
Total 613 677 764 766 775 782 794 R810 820 R829 R845 858 869
Rural                         
Interstate 1,031 1,170 1,473 1,502 1,540 1,576 1,642 1,693 1,749 1,804 R1,888 1,939 1,998
Other arterialsa 518 555 640 646 653 665 674 695 R711 R730 R750 766 779
Collectorb 132 141 164 167 163 158 161 167 170 179 182 187 189
Local 19 20 23 23 23 24 25 25 25 27 29 30 30
Total 103 113 136 138 139 140 144 148 R152 157 R165 169 172

KEY: R = revised.

a For urban: the sum of other freeways and expressways, other principal arterials, and minor arterials.

For rural: the sum of other principal arterials and minor arterials.

b Collector is the sum of major and minor collectors (rural only).

NOTE: See table 1-6 for estimated highway lane-miles by functional class.

SOURCES: 1980-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-202.

1995-1998, 2000: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), tables VM-2 and VM-2A.

1999: Ibid., personal communication, June 5, 2002.

Lane-miles:

1980-95: Ibid., Office of Highway Information Management, unpublished data, 1997, table HM-260.

1996-1998, 2000: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table HM-60.

1999: Ibid., personal communication, June 5, 2002.