U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #552: January 5, 2009
Vehicle Miles of Travel by Region
Total vehicle miles of travel (VMT) in the U.S. have declined from 2007 to 2008. The latest data available, September 2008, shows a 4.4% decline in travel that varies by region. Comparing September 2007 to September 2008, the South Atlantic and South Gulf regions experienced VMT declines of more than 5%. Total U.S. cumulative VMT for 2008 (January-September) is 3.5% less than the same time period one year ago.
VMT by Region (in billons), September 2008
[Percentage Change Compared to Same Month Last Year]
VMT by Region, September 2008
Sept. 2007 to
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Traffic Volume Trends September 2008 (PDF 154 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.
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