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Chapter 5. Introduction - Our Nation's Highways: 2008 - FHWA
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Our Nation's Highways: 2008

Chapter 5. Introduction

The number of registered vehicles has increased each year of the last four decades, and the number of licensed drivers is also climbing. The result is more travel on the Nation’s highways—the number of vehicle miles traveled has been increasing. One key ingredient which made the VMT growth possible is fuel—gasoline, diesel, and other less common fuels.

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