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Highway Statistics 2014


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Annual Vehicle Distance Traveled in Miles and Related Data - 2014 (1)
   by Highway Category and Vehicle Type

December 2015
Table VM-1

YEAR ITEM LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES SHORT WB 2/ MOTOR-
CYCLES
BUSES 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)
2014 Interstate Rural 130,679 1,114 1,533 42,020 9,255 46,770 172,699 56,026 231,372
2013 132,342 1,240 1,513 41,931 9,255 48,022 174,273 57,277 234,303
2014 Other Arterial Rural 217,799 2,681 2,022 86,993 16,330 29,295 304,792 45,625 355,119
2013 222,632 2,692 2,079 85,220 16,673 29,467 307,851 46,140 358,762
2014 Other Rural 210,090 2,953 1,986 88,936 17,076 13,395 299,027 30,471 334,436
2013 222,564 2,960 2,075 90,881 17,217 13,150 313,445 30,367 348,846
2014 All Rural 558,569 6,748 5,540 217,949 42,661 89,461 776,517 132,122 920,928
2013 577,538 6,891 5,667 218,032 43,144 90,640 795,569 133,784 941,912
2014 Interstate Urban 364,071 2,422 2,373 93,591 16,498 40,889 457,661 57,387 519,843
2013 359,386 2,550 2,144 86,257 15,510 39,462 445,643 54,971 505,309
2014 Other Urban 1,149,432 10,800 8,085 326,945 50,143 39,480 1,476,377 89,623 1,584,885
2013 1,137,500 10,925 7,355 299,018 47,928 38,334 1,436,517 86,262 1,541,060
2014 All Urban 1,513,503 13,221 10,458 420,536 66,641 80,369 1,934,038 147,010 2,104,728
2013 1,496,885 13,475 9,500 385,275 63,438 77,796 1,882,161 141,233 2,046,369
2014 Total Rural and Urban 5/ 2,072,071 19,970 15,999 638,484 109,301 169,830 2,710,556 279,132 3,025,656
2013 2,074,423 20,366 15,167 603,307 106,582 168,436 2,677,730 275,017 2,988,280
2014 Number of motor vehicles registered 2/ 187,554,928 8,417,718 872,027 52,600,309 8,328,759 2,577,197 240,155,238 10,905,956 260,350,938
2013 184,497,490 8,404,687 864,549 51,512,740 8,126,007 2,471,349 236,010,230 10,597,356 255,876,822
2014 Average miles traveled per vehicle 11,048 2,372 18,347 12,138 13,123 65,897 11,287 25,594 11,621
2013 11,244 2,423 17,543 11,712 13,116 68,155 11,346 25,951 11,679
2014 Person-miles of travel 4/ (millions) 2,878,905 21,510 339,177 852,983 109,301 169,830 3,731,888 279,132 4,371,706
2013 2,882,173 21,937 321,539 805,988 106,582 168,436 3,688,161 275,017 4,306,653
2014 Fuel consumed (thousand gallons) 89,300,790 458,628 2,233,219 37,342,987 14,893,865 29,117,656 126,643,778 44,011,521 173,347,146
2013 88,611,011 467,713 2,116,624 35,158,689 14,501,926 28,794,994 123,769,699 43,296,920 169,650,956
2014 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (gallons) 476 54 2,561 710 1,788 11,298 527 4,036 666
2013 480 56 2,448 683 1,785 11,652 524 4,086 663
2014 Average miles traveled per gallon of fuel consumed 23.2 43.5 7.2 17.1 7.3 5.8 21.4 6.3 17.5
2013 23.4 43.5 7.2 17.2 7.3 5.8 21.6 6.4 17.6

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 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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