Table 1-33M: Roadway Vehicle-Kilometers Traveled (VKT) and VKT per Lane-Kilometer by Functional Class

Table 1-33M: Roadway Vehicle-Kilometers Traveled (VKT) and VKT per Lane-Kilometer by Functional Class

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Urban VKT, total (millions) 1,376,416 1,680,313 2,052,693 2,073,635 2,193,623 2,268,647 2,332,337 2,397,173 2,452,457 2,511,132 2,571,836 2,618,331 2,678,212
Interstate 259,494 347,921 448,848 459,186 488,058 510,804 532,012 549,636 565,812 581,619 602,896 616,545 633,148
Other arterialsa 779,227 930,635 1,125,306 1,138,640 1,199,956 1,245,597 1,284,094 1,311,889 1,343,196 1,362,566 1,388,854 1,412,675 1,448,078
Collector 133,645 144,162 171,068 172,652 186,789 189,721 193,263 204,272 208,104 209,445 212,303 211,708 217,770
Local 204,050 257,595 307,470 303,157 318,821 322,525 322,968 331,375 335,345 357,503 367,783 377,403 379,216
Rural VKT, total (millions) 1,081,527 1,175,993 1,398,324 1,421,941 1,422,816 1,427,015 1,461,833 1,501,983 1,545,282 1,611,517 1,663,188 1,711,428 1,745,364
Interstate 217,397 248,414 322,147 329,933 330,812 335,239 346,923 359,498 374,277 386,653 404,782 418,526 432,673
Other arterialsa 422,894 455,127 532,477 538,736 553,714 562,574 575,065 593,196 609,695 630,956 649,345 664,903 676,564
Collectorb 304,919 332,602 386,983 395,303 378,051 364,188 371,000 380,043 387,900 409,359 414,982 425,423 430,358
Local 136,318 139,850 156,716 157,968 160,239 165,014 168,844 169,245 173,410 184,548 194,079 202,576 205,769
Urban VKT per lane-kilometer, total (thousands) 987 1,089 1,229 1,232 1,247 1,258 1,277 1,304 1,320 1,334 1,360 1,381 1,399
Interstate 5,354 6,072 7,215 7,309 7,256 7,383 7,511 7,699 7,881 8,050 8,258 8,415 8,569
Other arterialsa 2,335 2,504 2,818 2,830 2,869 2,861 2,902 2,943 2,989 3,003 3,059 3,138 3,182
Collector 921 888 1,020 1,045 1,060 1,056 1,054 1,104 1,114 1,109 1,131 1,137 1,155
Local 235 271 295 288 291 288 286 291 291 306 312 319 317
Rural VKT per lane-kilometer, total (thousands) 166 182 219 222 224 225 231 238 245 253 266 272 277
Interstate 1,660 1,883 2,371 2,417 2,479 2,537 2,643 2,725 2,815 2,903 3,038 3,120 3,216
Other arterialsa 834 892 1,029 1,040 1,051 1,070 1,085 1,118 1,144 1,175 1,207 1,233 1,254
Collectorb 213 227 264 269 262 254 259 268 274 288 293 301 304
Local 31 32 37 37 38 39 40 40 40 43 46 48 49

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.

1995-2001: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-2 and VM-2A.

Lane-kilometers:

1980-95: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Information Management, unpublished data, 1997, table HM-260.

1996-2001: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table HM-60.