TABLE 14-5 Average Motor Gasoline Prices and Highway Vehicle-Miles of Travel per Capita: 1994-2004

TABLE 14-5 Average Motor Gasoline Prices and Highway Vehicle-Miles of Travel per Capita: 1994-2004

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  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Gasoline price (chained 2000 dollars) 1.30 1.31 1.37 1.35 1.16 1.25 1.56 1.50 1.38 1.55 1.78
Vmt per capita 8,960 9,098 9,228 9,396 9,540 9,644 9,735 9,812 9,916 9,941 U

KEY: U = data are unavailable; vmt = vehicle-miles of travel.

NOTE: To eliminate the effects of inflation over time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics converted current dollars (see table 14-4b) to chained 2000 dollars.

SOURCES: Motor gasoline prices—U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, table 9.4, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/, as of May 2005. Vmt per capita—U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), calculations using data from USDOT, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2004, table 1-32, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of May 2005. Population—U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, section 1, table 2, available at http://www.census.gov/, as of May 2005.