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Traffic Volume Trends

January 2006

Travel on all roads and streets changed by 3.8 percent for January 2006 as compared with January 2005.
Travel for the month is estimated to be 230.2 billion vehicle miles.
Cumulative Travel for 2006 changed by +3.8 percent.
Cumulative estimate for the year is 230.2 billion vehicle miles of travel.

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Estimated Vehicle-Miles of Travel by Region - January 2006 - (in Billions)
Change in Traffic as compared to same month last year.

Region Total Travel Percentage Change
North-East 33.2 3.6
South-Atlantic 50.8 1.6
North-Central 52.1 3.4
South-Gulf 46.4 4.1
West 47.9 6.4
All data for this month are preliminary. Revised values for the previous month are shown in Tables 1 and 2.
All vehicle-miles of travel computed with 2004 Table VM-2 as a base.
Compiled with data on hand as of March 22,2006.

1. Travel Trends (January 2006)

2. Individual Monthly Motor Vehicle Travel in the U.S. for January 2006

3. Changes on Rural Arterial Roads by Region and State

4. Changes on Urban Arterial Roads by Region and State

5. Changes on All Estimated Roads by Region and State

6. Volume Trends - Rural

7. Volume Trends - Urban

8. Figure 1 - Moving 12-Month Total on All Highways

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

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