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Highway Statistics 2016


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Annual Vehicle Distance Traveled in Miles and Related Data - 2016 (1)
   by Highway Category and Vehicle Type

Revised: May 2018
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)
2016 Interstate Rural 139,460 1,095 1,740 44,086 9,905 50,430 183,546 60,335 246,716
2015 133,747 1,185 1,643 42,100 9,623 47,468 175,847 57,091 235,766
2016 Other Arterial Rural 226,036 2,633 2,116 91,655 16,371 28,794 317,691 45,164 367,605
2015 221,643 2,710 1,966 86,304 16,171 28,636 307,948 44,807 357,431
2016 Other Rural 212,457 2,856 1,946 90,026 15,563 12,375 302,483 27,939 335,224
2015 212,993 2,790 2,002 88,206 16,174 13,543 301,199 29,717 335,708
2016 All Rural 577,954 6,583 5,802 225,768 41,839 91,599 803,721 133,439 949,545
2015 568,383 6,685 5,611 216,610 41,967 89,648 784,993 131,615 928,905
2016 Interstate Urban 392,838 2,939 2,542 99,523 18,555 41,991 492,361 60,546 558,388
2015 383,245 2,530 2,521 94,124 17,540 41,227 477,369 58,767 541,186
2016 Other Urban 1,220,973 10,923 8,006 332,663 52,944 40,966 1,553,636 93,910 1,666,475
2015 1,196,213 10,391 8,098 321,118 50,089 39,372 1,517,331 89,461 1,625,282
2016 All Urban 1,613,810 13,862 10,548 432,186 71,499 82,958 2,045,997 154,456 2,224,863
2015 1,579,458 12,921 10,619 415,242 67,630 80,599 1,994,700 148,228 2,166,468
2016 Total Rural and Urban 5/ 2,191,764 20,445 16,350 657,954 113,338 174,557 2,849,718 287,895 3,174,408
2015 2,147,840 19,606 16,230 631,852 109,597 170,246 2,779,693 279,844 3,095,373
2016 Number of motor vehicles registered 2/ 192,774,508 8,679,380 976,161 54,870,473 8,746,518 2,752,043 247,644,981 11,498,561 268,799,083
2015 189,618,308 8,600,936 888,907 53,298,884 8,456,302 2,746,882 242,917,192 11,203,184 263,610,219
2016 Average miles traveled per vehicle 11,370 2,356 16,749 11,991 12,958 63,428 11,507 25,037 11,810
2015 11,327 2,280 18,258 11,855 12,960 61,978 11,443 24,979 11,742
2016 Person-miles of travel 4/ (millions) 3,699,794 23,725 346,610 1,075,234 113,338 174,557 4,775,028 287,895 5,433,258
2015 3,628,379 22,752 344,073 1,028,774 109,597 170,246 4,657,153 279,844 5,303,821
2016 Fuel consumed (thousand gallons) 91,487,810 465,802 2,225,795 37,818,755 15,338,479 29,554,641 129,306,565 44,893,120 176,891,283
2015 90,031,266 447,879 2,228,068 36,437,330 14,850,510 28,885,914 126,468,596 43,736,423 172,880,966
2016 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (gallons) 475 54 2,280 689 1,754 10,739 522 3,904 658
2015 475 52 2,507 684 1,756 10,516 521 3,904 656
2016 Average miles traveled per gallon of fuel consumed 24.0 43.9 7.3 17.4 7.4 5.9 22.0 6.4 17.9
2015 23.9 43.8 7.3 17.3 7.4 5.9 22.0 6.4 17.9

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.

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/ Starting with 2009 VM-1, vehicle occupancy is estimated by the FHWA from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and the annual RL Polk Vehicle registration data; For single unit truck and heavy trucks, 1 motor vehicle miles travelled = 1 person-miles traveled.

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

 

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