Table 1-36: Roadway Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) and VMT per Lane-Mile by Functional Class (a)

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Urban VMT, total (millions) 855,265 1,044,098 1,275,484 1,288,497 1,363,054 1,409,672 1,449,247 1,489,534 1,523,886 1,552,956 1,595,620 1,627,618 1,663,773 1,686,642 1,727,596 1,805,508 1,892,265 1,951,870 1,977,047 1,994,519 1,983,091 1,974,583 1,982,357 1,972,094
Interstate 161,242 216,188 278,901 285,325 303,265 317,399 330,577 341,528 351,579 361,433 374,622 383,259 393,465 399,986 408,618 432,633 454,385 469,070 477,283 483,315 476,091 474,798 477,692 476,704
Other arterialb 484,189 578,270 699,233 707,518 745,618 773,978 797,899 815,170 834,623 846,627 862,996 878,153 900,392 913,936 937,357 973,936 1,020,089 1,048,219 1,060,098 1,068,130 1,062,226 1,053,529 1,052,572 1,044,104
Collectorc 83,043 89,578 106,297 107,281 116,065 117,887 120,088 126,929 129,310 130,146 131,905 131,603 135,372 137,921 141,874 153,751 162,108 168,038 173,210 174,661 175,389 179,993 180,565 178,778
Local 126,791 160,062 191,053 188,373 198,106 200,408 200,683 205,907 208,374 214,750 226,097 234,603 234,544 234,799 239,747 245,188 255,683 266,543 266,456 268,413 269,385 266,264 271,528 272,507
Rural VMT, total (millions) 672,030 730,728 868,878 883,553 884,097 886,706 908,341 933,289 960,194 999,277 1,032,528 1,062,623 1,083,152 1,110,697 1,128,160 1,085,385 1,070,248 1,037,937 1,037,069 1,035,303 990,418 982,180 984,148 974,038
Interstate 135,084 154,357 200,173 205,011 205,557 208,308 215,568 223,382 232,565 240,255 251,520 260,166 268,180 273,619 279,962 269,945 266,996 258,790 257,913 256,438 243,290 242,178 245,647 243,587
Other arterialb 262,774 282,803 330,866 334,755 344,062 349,567 357,329 368,595 378,847 392,057 403,484 413,320 420,599 427,482 433,805 416,596 409,944 398,932 394,499 393,465 374,273 372,860 376,413 373,099
Collectorc 189,468 206,669 240,460 245,630 234,910 226,296 230,529 236,148 241,030 254,100 257,868 264,453 267,231 272,109 275,007 263,662 260,931 251,587 251,375 251,514 241,158 231,337 229,357 227,754
Local 84,704 86,899 97,379 98,157 99,568 102,535 104,915 105,164 107,752 112,865 119,656 124,684 127,142 137,487 139,386 135,182 132,377 128,628 133,282 133,886 131,697 135,805 132,731 129,597
Urban VMT per lane-mile, total (thousands) 613 677 764 766 775 782 794 809 820 825 844 858 869 857 861 856 860 862 856 851 829 808 805 801
Interstate 3,327 3,773 4,483 4,542 4,508 4,588 4,667 4,785 4,897 5,002 5,131 5,229 5,323 5,370 5,440 5,436 5,479 5,455 5,427 5,414 5,245 5,221 5,175 5,142
Other arterialb 1,451 1,556 1,751 1,758 1,783 1,778 1,803 1,828 1,857 1,866 1,901 1,950 1,974 1,997 2,025 2,012 2,019 2,001 1,989 1,977 1,923 1,853 1,845 1,860
Collectorc 572 552 634 649 659 656 655 686 692 689 703 706 718 728 743 741 745 745 747 747 723 713 702 709
Local 146 168 184 179 181 179 178 181 181 184 192 198 196 189 188 183 184 187 183 181 179 174 176 175
Rural VMT per lane-mile, total (thousands) 103 113 136 138 139 140 144 148 152 157 165 169 172 177 179 175 174 170 170 169 163 161 161 159
Interstate 1,031 1,170 1,473 1,502 1,540 1,576 1,642 1,693 1,749 1,804 1,888 1,939 1,993 2,032 2,080 2,070 2,088 2,061 2,074 2,076 1,981 1,987 1,987 1,967
Other arterialb 518 555 640 646 653 665 674 695 711 730 750 766 778 788 797 780 771 753 744 742 705 694 694 693
Collectorc 132 141 164 167 163 158 161 167 170 179 182 187 189 192 195 190 189 183 184 184 177 168 166 166
Local 19 20 23 23 23 24 25 25 25 26 29 30 30 33 33 33 32 32 33 33 32 33 33 32

a Includes the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

bUrban other arterial includes other freeways and expressways, other principal arterial, and minor arterial. Rural other arterial includes other principal arterial and minor arterial prior to 2009, and includes other freeways and expressways, other principal arterial and minor arterial for 2009.

b Collector is the sum of major and minor collectors.

NOTES

See table 1-6 for estimated highway Lane-miles by functional class.

2009 data exclude 823 miles of federal agency owned roads and 71 miles of other non federal agency owned roads. 2008 data exclude 788 miles of federal agency owned roads. 2007 data exclude 788 miles of federal owned roads and 437 miles of local government owned roads. 2006 data exclude 788 miles of federal owned roads and included 274 miles of miscoded roads. 2005 data exclude 770 miles of federal agency owned roads.

SOURCES

Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT):

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, available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi as of Mar. 18, 2009.

1995-2011: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table VM-2, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of Feb. 13, 2013.

Lane-miles:

1980-95: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Information Management, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995 (Washington, DC), table HM-260, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.cfm as of Mar. 29, 2011.

1996-2011: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table HM-60, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of Feb. 13, 2013.