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DOE: US vehicle miles of travel (VMT) at all-time high

Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:48 pm

Via GCC: ... 3-doe.html

From June 2014 to June 2016, vehicle miles of travel (VMT) in the US rose from 3.00 trillion miles to a new high of 3.18 trillion miles—an increase of about 46% since 1992, according to figures from the US Department of Energy (DOE).

From 1992 through the end of 2007, US VMT rose at a fairly brisk and steady pace to exceed three trillion miles per year (measured in 12-month running totals). During the Great Recession VMT began a downward trend that leveled off just below three trillion miles until the middle of 2014. . . .

There's a graph. The population's increased about 23 million from 2007 to 2016, from 301.2 million to about 324.2 million as of August. By my math the miles per capita is still about 300 miles/year less ~ 9,800 vs. 10,100.
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