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Table VM-1 – Highway Statistics 2011 – Office of Highway Policy Information (OHPI) – FHWA

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Highway Statistics 2012


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January 2014
Table VM-1

ANNUAL VEHICLE DISTANCE TRAVELED IN KILOMETERS AND RELATED DATA – 2012 (1) BY HIGHWAY CATEGORY AND VEHICLE TYPE
YEAR ITEM LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES SHORT WB (2) MOTOR–
CYCLES
BUSES (6) LIGHT DUTY
VEHICLES
LONG WB (2)
SINGLE–UNIT TRUCKS (3) COMBINATION TRUCKS SUBTOTALS ALL MOTOR VEHICLES
ALL LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES (2) SINGLE–UNIT 2–AXLE 6–TIRE OR MORE AND COMBINATION TRUCKS
  Motor–Vehicle Travel: (millions of vehicle–kilometers)
2012 Interstate Rural 227,062 2,058 2,695 70,632 14,884 78,361 297,694 93,245 395,691
2011 226,278 2,000 2,687 69,138 15,281 76,630 295,416 91,912 392,015
2012 Other Arterial Rural 372,263 4,634 3,276 142,976 27,670 47,780 515,239 75,450 598,600
2011 374,064 4,530 3,190 144,304 27,281 47,198 518,368 74,479 600,567
2012 Other Rural 364,962 5,404 3,269 151,851 28,905 23,039 516,813 51,944 577,429
2011 365,364 4,881 3,329 151,139 29,328 23,757 516,503 53,086 577,798
2012 All Rural 964,286 12,096 9,240 365,459 71,460 149,180 1,329,746 220,640 1,571,721
2011 965,705 11,411 9,207 364,582 71,890 147,586 1,330,287 219,476 1,570,381
2012 Interstate Urban 555,368 4,530 3,797 135,393 23,398 57,316 690,761 80,713 779,801
2011 550,177 3,434 3,399 133,015 22,734 54,421 683,192 77,155 767,179
2012 Other Urban 1,800,988 17,649 10,709 466,502 74,059 56,403 2,267,490 130,462 2,426,311
2011 1,777,282 14,996 9,615 474,727 72,430 61,589 2,252,009 134,019 2,410,639
2012 All Urban 2,356,356 22,179 14,505 601,895 97,457 113,719 2,958,252 211,175 3,206,112
2011 2,327,459 18,430 13,014 607,742 95,164 116,010 2,935,201 211,174 3,177,819
2012 Total Rural and Urban (5) 3,320,643 34,275 23,745 967,355 168,916 262,899 4,287,997 431,815 4,777,833
2011 3,293,164 29,841 22,221 972,324 167,054 263,596 4,265,488 430,650 4,748,200
2012 Number of motor vehicles registered (2) 183,171,882 8,454,939 764,509 50,588,676 8,190,286 2,469,094 233,760,558 10,659,380 253,639,386
2011 183,522,635 8,437,502 666,064 50,318,787 7,819,055 2,451,638 233,841,422 10,270,693 253,215,681
2012 Average kilometers traveled per vehicle 18,129 4,054 31,059 19,122 20,624 106,476 18,344 40,510 18,837
2011 17,944 3,537 33,361 19,323 21,365 107,518 18,241 41,930 18,752
2012 Person–kilometers of travel (4) (millions) 4,613,652 36,918 503,396 1,292,338 168,916 262,899 5,905,989 431,815 6,878,119
2011 4,575,474 32,142 471,079 1,298,976 167,054 263,596 5,874,450 430,650 6,808,321
2012 Fuel consumed (thousand liters) 335,165,703 1,851,499 7,795,313 132,842,241 54,080,278 105,709,789 468,007,944 159,790,068 637,444,824
2011 334,473,772 1,614,014 7,329,125 133,756,016 53,811,233 106,676,787 468,229,788 160,488,020 637,660,947
2012 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (liters) 1,830 219 10,196 2,626 6,603 42,813 2,002 14,991 2,513
2011 1,823 191 11,004 2,658 6,882 43,512 2,002 15,626 2,518
2012 Average kilometers traveled per liter of fuel consumed 9.9 18.5 3.0 7.3 3.1 2.5 9.2 2.7 7.5
2011 9.8 18.5 3.0 7.3 3.1 2.5 9.1 2.7 7.4

1/ The FHWA estimates national trends by using State reported Highway Performance and Monitoring System (HPMS) data, fuel consumption data (MF-21 and MF-27), vehicle registration data (MV-1, MV-9, and MV-10), other data such as the R. L. Polk vehicle data, and a host of modeling techniques. Starting with the 2009 VM-1, an enhanced methodology was used to provide timely indictors on both travel and travel behavior changes.

2/ Light Duty Vehicles Short WB - passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles with a wheelbase (WB) equal to or less than 121 inches. Light Duty Vehicles Long WB - large passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks, and sport/utility vehicles with wheelbases (WB) larger than 121 inches. All Light Duty Vehicles - passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles regardless of wheelbase.

3/ Single-Unit - single frame trucks that have 2-axles and at least 6 tires or a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeding 10,000 lbs.

4/ Vehicle occupancy is estimated by the FHWA from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS); For single unit truck and heavy trucks, 1 motor vehicle mile travelled = 1 person-mile traveled.

5/ VMT data are based on the latest HPMS data available; it may not match previous published results.

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