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February 2009 Traffic Volume Trends

Figure 2 data - Travel on U.S. Highways By Month

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Urban Highways
Average Daily Vehicle
Distance Traveled (Billion Miles)
Date200720082009
January 5.07 4.98 4.83
February 5.25 5.05 5.17
March 5.55 5.32  
April 5.56 5.52  
May 5.64 5.45  
June 5.76 5.49  
July 5.51 5.35  
August 5.66 5.35  
September 5.33 5.14  
October 5.54 5.36  
November 5.45 5.16  
December 5.23 5.19  
Rural Highways
Average Daily Vehicle
Distance Traveled (Billion Miles)
Date200720082009
January 2.47 2.42 2.36
February 2.56 2.46 2.53
March 2.82 2.68  
April 2.85 2.76  
May 2.98 2.85  
June 3.08 2.90  
July 3.10 2.96  
August 3.10 2.93  
September 2.87 2.69  
October 2.89 2.77  
November 2.75 2.61  
December 2.54 2.51  

* 2008 was a leap year and 2009 is not. While the monthly VMT for February 2009 declined by -0.9% when compared with February 2008, the Average Daily VMT for February 2009 increased by 2.7% compared with February 2008, which is reflected in the above figure.

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Updated: 04/04/2011
 

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