Table 1-33: Roadway Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) and VMT per Lane-Mile by Functional Class

Table 1-33: Roadway Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) and VMT per Lane-Mile by Functional Class

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  1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003
Urban VMT, total (millions) 855,265 1,044,098 1,275,484 1,489,534 (R) 1,663,773 1,676,379 1,727,596 1,805,508
Interstate 161,242 216,188 278,901 341,528 (R) 393,465 399,890 408,618 432,633
Other arterialsa 484,189 578,270 699,233 815,170 (R) 900,392 913,726 937,357 973,936
Collector 83,043 89,578 106,297 126,929 (R) 135,372 137,922 141,874 153,751
Local 126,791 160,062 191,053 205,907 (R) 234,544 224,841 239,747 245,188
Rural VMT, total (millions) 672,030 730,728 868,878 933,289 (R) 1,083,152 1,105,083 1,128,160 1,085,385
Interstate 135,084 154,357 200,173 223,382 (R) 268,180 274,024 279,962 269,945
Other arterialsa 262,774 282,803 330,866 368,595 (R) 420,599 426,945 433,805 416,596
Collectorb 189,468 206,669 240,460 236,148 (R) 267,231 270,962 275,007 263,662
Local 84,704 86,899 97,379 105,164 (R) 127,142 133,152 139,386 135,182
Urban VMT per lane-mile, total (thousands) 613 677 764 810 869 852 861 856
Interstate 3,327 3,773 4,483 4,784 (R) 5,323 5,370 5,440 5,436
Other arterialsa 1,451 1,556 1,751 1,829 (R) 1,974 1,997 2,025 2,012
Collector 572 552 634 686 718 728 743 741
Local 146 168 184 181 (R) 196 181 188 183
Rural VMT per lane-mile, total (thousands) 103 113 136 148 172 176 179 175
Interstate 1,031 1,170 1,473 1,693 (R) 1,993 2,035 2,080 2,070
Other arterialsa 518 555 640 695 (R) 778 787 797 780
Collectorb 132 141 164 167 189 192 195 190
Local 19 20 23 25 30 32 33 33

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.

1995-2003: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-2 and VM-2A.

Lane-miles:

1980-95: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Information Management, unpublished data, 1997, table HM-260.

1996-2003: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table HM-60.