U.S. HIGHWAY VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED

U.S. HIGHWAY VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED

Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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 is often used in estimating congestion, air quality, and potential gas tax revenues, and can provide a general measure of the level of the nations economic activity.

Vehicle Miles Traveled Mar-00 Mar-01
Millions of highway miles 227,812 226,208
Percent change from same month previous year 2.74 -0.70

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/tvtw/tvtpage.htm.