U.S. Department of Transportation
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March 2020 Traffic Volume Trends
- Travel on all roads and streets changed by -18.6% (-50.6 billion vehicle miles) for March 2020 as compared with March 2019. Travel for the month is estimated to be 221.0 billion vehicle miles.
- The seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for March 2020 is 221.1 billion miles, a -18.5% (-50.3 billion vehicle miles) decline from March 2019. It also represents -19.3% decline (-52.9 billion vehicle miles) compared with February 2020.
- Cumulative Travel for 2020 changed by -5.4% (-40.1 billion vehicle miles). The cumulative estimate for the year is 706.5 billion vehicle miles of travel.
- Estimated Vehicle-Miles of Travel by Region - March 2020 - (in Billions)
- Change in Traffic as compared to same month last year.
- 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 Highway Statistics 2016 Table VM-2 as a base.
- Compiled with data on hand as of May 5, 2020.
- Some historical data were revised based on HPMS and amended TVT data as of December 2016.
- For information on total licensed drivers in the U.S. visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.htm. Select the year of interest then Section III (Driver Licensing).
- For information on total registered motor vehicles in the U.S., visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.htm. Select the year of interest and Section II (Motor Vehicles).
- Seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled removes seasonal changes allowing month-to-month, year-to-year trend comparisons.
- Travel Trends (March 2020)
- Individual Monthly Motor Vehicle Travel in the U.S. for March 2020
- Changes on Rural Arterial Roads by Region and State
- Changes on Urban Arterial Roads by Region and State
- Changes on All Estimated Roads by Region and State
- Volume Trends - Rural
- Volume Trends - Urban
- Figure 1 - Moving 12-Month Total on All Highways
- Figure 2 - Travel on U.S. Highways By Month
- Figure 3 - Seasonally Adjusted Vehicle Miles Traveled
Page last modified on May 7, 2020