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December 2016 Traffic Volume Trends

Individual Monthly Motor Vehicle Travel in the U.S. for December 2016

Table - 1. Estimated Individual Monthly Motor Vehicle Travel in the United States**
System Month
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
2015 Individual Monthly Vehicle-Miles of Travel in Billions
Rural Interstate 17.3 15.9 19.6 20.3 21.5 21.5 23.7 22.5 20.0 20.9 19.6 19.8
Rural Other Arterial 26.1 24.8 29.9 30.3 32.3 32.9 35.1 33.7 31.3 32.5 29.4 29.7
Other Rural 25.1 23.1 28.2 29.4 30.9 31.1 32.9 31.4 28.9 30.2 26.8 27.2
Urban Interstate 41.0 37.8 45.1 45.4 47.2 48.0 46.5 46.8 44.4 46.2 44.4 46.2
Urban Other Arterial 86.7 81.0 94.9 96.1 97.1 95.6 97.8 97.0 91.7 98.5 89.9 94.9
Other Urban 39.8 36.9 43.2 44.4 44.9 44.5 45.6 44.0 41.7 43.4 41.5 44.5
All Systems 236.0 219.5 260.9 265.9 273.9 273.7 281.7 275.4 258.0 271.6 251.5 262.3
2016 Individual Monthly Vehicle-Miles of Travel in Billions
Rural Interstate 18.0 17.2 20.9 20.6 22.0 22.4 24.5 23.0 20.8 21.5 20.5 20.3
Rural Other Arterial 26.7 26.4 31.5 31.1 32.9 34.0 35.5 34.5 32.2 33.1 30.7 29.8
Other Rural 25.7 24.6 29.7 30.1 31.3 32.1 33.3 32.1 29.5 30.9 27.8 27.1
Urban Interstate 42.3 40.4 47.6 46.8 48.5 49.7 47.5 48.3 45.8 47.0 46.5 47.0
Urban Other Arterial 88.1 85.2 99.2 98.4 98.6 98.0 99.0 100.2 94.1 99.3 93.5 95.1
Other Urban 40.4 39.1 45.4 45.3 45.8 45.6 46.3 45.3 42.8 44.1 43.1 44.4
All Systems 241.1 232.9 274.2 272.3 279.1 281.8 286.2 283.4 265.2 275.9 262.0 263.6
* Percent Change In Individual Monthly Travel 2015 vs. 2016
Rural Interstate 4.1 8.3 6.8 1.8 2.4 3.9 3.4 2.3 4.1 2.8 4.6 2.4
Rural Other Arterial 2.0 6.3 5.3 2.4 2.0 3.4 1.3 2.3 2.8 1.9 4.4 0.5
Other Rural 2.2 6.5 5.2 2.5 1.4 3.0 1.2 2.2 2.0 2.4 3.8 -0.3
Urban Interstate 3.2 6.9 5.5 3.0 2.8 3.5 2.1 3.3 3.1 1.8 4.8 1.6
Urban Other Arterial 1.6 5.2 4.5 2.4 1.5 2.5 1.2 3.2 2.7 0.9 4.0 0.1
Other Urban 1.4 5.9 5.1 2.1 2.0 2.4 1.6 3.1 2.6 1.7 3.8 -0.2
All Systems 2.2 6.1 5.1 2.4 1.9 3.0 1.6 2.9 2.8 1.6 4.2 0.5
Table - 2. Estimated Cumulative Monthly Motor Vehicle Travel in the United States**
System Month
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
2015 Cumulative Monthly Vehicle-Miles of Travel in Billions
Rural Interstate 17.3 33.2 52.7 73.0 94.4 116.0 139.7 162.2 182.2 203.1 222.7 242.5
Rural Other Arterial 26.1 51.0 80.9 111.2 143.5 176.3 211.4 245.1 276.4 308.9 338.3 367.9
Other Rural 25.1 48.2 76.4 105.8 136.7 167.9 200.8 232.2 261.1 291.3 318.1 345.3
Urban Interstate 41.0 78.9 123.9 169.4 216.6 264.6 311.1 357.9 402.3 448.5 492.8 539.1
Urban Other Arterial 86.7 167.7 262.6 358.7 455.8 551.4 649.3 746.3 838.0 936.5 1026.4 1121.3
Other Urban 39.8 76.7 119.9 164.3 209.3 253.8 299.4 343.3 385.0 428.4 469.9 514.4
All Systems 236.0 455.5 716.5 982.4 1256.3 1530.0 1811.6 2087.1 2345.1 2616.7 2868.1 3130.5
2016 Cumulative Monthly Vehicle-Miles of Travel in Billions
Rural Interstate 18.0 35.2 56.1 76.7 98.7 121.1 145.6 168.6 189.5 210.9 231.4 251.7
Rural Other Arterial 26.7 53.0 84.5 115.6 148.5 182.5 218.0 252.5 284.7 317.8 348.5 378.3
Other Rural 25.7 50.3 79.9 110.1 141.4 173.5 206.8 238.9 268.4 299.3 327.1 354.2
Urban Interstate 42.3 82.8 130.3 177.1 225.6 275.3 322.8 371.2 417.0 464.0 510.5 557.5
Urban Other Arterial 88.1 173.3 272.5 370.9 469.4 567.4 666.5 766.7 860.8 960.1 1053.6 1148.7
Other Urban 40.4 79.5 124.9 170.2 216.0 261.7 308.0 353.3 396.0 440.2 483.2 527.6
All Systems 241.1 474.0 748.2 1020.6 1299.7 1581.5 1867.7 2151.1 2416.4 2692.3 2954.3 3218.0
* Percent Change In Cumulative Monthly Travel 2015 vs. 2016
Rural Interstate 4.1 6.1 6.4 5.1 4.5 4.4 4.2 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.8
Rural Other Arterial 2.0 4.1 4.6 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.8
Other Rural 2.2 4.3 4.6 4.0 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.6
Urban Interstate 3.2 4.9 5.1 4.6 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.4
Urban Other Arterial 1.6 3.4 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.4
Other Urban 1.4 3.6 4.1 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.6
All Systems 2.2 4.1 4.4 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.8

* Percent change is based on vehicle travel in millions of miles.

 

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