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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 MILES 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–miles)
2012 Interstate Rural 141,090 1,279 1,674 43,889 9,249 48,691 184,979 57,940 245,872
2011 140,603 1,243 1,670 42,961 9,495 47,616 183,564 57,111 243,587
2012 Other Arterial Rural 231,314 2,880 2,036 88,842 17,194 29,689 320,156 46,883 371,954
2011 232,433 2,815 1,982 89,667 16,951 29,328 322,100 46,279 373,176
2012 Other Rural 226,777 3,358 2,031 94,356 17,961 14,316 321,133 32,277 358,799
2011 227,027 3,033 2,069 93,914 18,224 14,762 320,941 32,986 359,028
2012 All Rural 599,181 7,516 5,741 227,086 44,403 92,696 826,268 137,100 976,624
2011 600,063 7,090 5,721 226,541 44,671 91,706 826,604 136,377 975,792
2012 Interstate Urban 345,091 2,815 2,359 84,130 14,539 35,614 429,220 50,153 484,547
2011 341,865 2,134 2,112 82,652 14,126 33,815 424,517 47,942 476,704
2012 Other Urban 1,119,085 10,967 6,654 289,872 46,018 35,047 1,408,957 81,065 1,507,643
2011 1,104,354 9,318 5,975 294,983 45,006 38,270 1,399,337 83,276 1,497,906
2012 All Urban 1,464,176 13,782 9,013 374,001 60,557 70,662 1,838,177 131,219 1,992,191
2011 1,446,220 11,452 8,087 377,634 59,132 72,085 1,823,854 131,218 1,974,610
2012 Total Rural and Urban (5) 2,063,357 21,298 14,755 601,088 104,960 163,358 2,664,445 268,318 2,968,815
2011 2,046,282 18,542 13,807 604,175 103,803 163,791 2,650,458 267,594 2,950,402
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 miles traveled per vehicle 11,265 2,519 19,299 11,882 12,815 66,161 11,398 25,172 11,705
2011 11,150 2,198 20,730 12,007 13,276 66,809 11,334 26,054 11,652
2012 Person–miles of travel (4) (millions) 2,866,797 22,940 312,797 803,023 104,960 163,358 3,669,821 268,318 4,273,876
2011 2,843,075 19,972 292,716 807,148 103,803 163,791 3,650,223 267,594 4,230,505
2012 Fuel consumed (thousand gallons) 88,541,453 489,115 2,059,305 35,093,224 14,286,505 27,925,585 123,634,677 42,212,090 168,395,187
2011 88,358,664 426,378 1,936,151 35,334,618 14,215,431 28,181,039 123,693,282 42,396,470 168,452,281
2012 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (gallons) 483 58 2,694 694 1,744 11,310 529 3,960 664
2011 481 51 2,907 702 1,818 11,495 529 4,128 665
2012 Average miles traveled per gallon of fuel consumed 23.3 43.5 7.2 17.1 7.3 5.8 21.6 6.4 17.6
2011 23.2 43.5 7.1 17.1 7.3 5.8 21.4 6.3 17.5

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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