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ANNUAL VEHICLE DISTANCE TRAVELED IN MILES AND RELATED DATA - 2005 1/
BY HIGHWAY CATEGORY AND VEHICLE TYPE

NOVEMBER 2006 Table VM-1
YEAR ITEM PASSENGER CARS MOTOR- CYCLES BUSES OTHER 2-AXLE 4-TIRE VEHICLES 2/ SINGLE-UNIT 2-AXLE 6-TIRE OR MORE TRUCKS 3/ COMBINATION TRUCKS SUBTOTALS ALL MOTOR VEHICLES
PASSENGER CARS AND OTHER 2-AXLE 4-TIRE VEHICLES SINGLE-UNIT 2-AXLE 6-TIRE OR MORE AND COMBINATION TRUCKS
Motor-Vehicle Travel: (millions of vehicle-miles)
2005 Interstate Rural 122,470 1,433 971 82,208 7,758 43,950 204,679 51,708 258,790
2004 129,415 1,354 999 83,181 7,713 43,583 212,596 51,296 266,245
2005 Other Arterial Rural 208,127 1,411 961 148,310 14,102 26,021 356,437 40,123 398,932
2004 217,495 1,435 992 148,802 14,276 26,414 366,297 40,690 409,413
2005 Other Rural 208,472 1,624 1,658 139,609 14,716 14,136 348,081 28,852 380,215
2004 217,599 1,593 1,700 142,532 15,028 14,316 360,131 29,344 392,768
2005 All Rural 539,070 4,467 3,589 370,127 36,577 84,107 909,197 120,683 1,037,937
2004 564,509 4,381 3,691 374,515 37,017 84,313 939,024 121,330 1,068,426
2005 Interstate Urban 259,602 2,296 964 166,144 10,492 29,572 425,746 40,063 469,070
2004 258,666 2,089 986 155,714 9,729 28,355 414,379 38,083 455,538
2005 Other Urban 891,293 4,006 2,093 523,319 32,105 29,984 1,414,612 62,089 1,482,800
2004 876,715 3,652 2,124 496,935 31,696 29,702 1,373,651 61,398 1,440,824
2005 All Urban 1,150,895 6,302 3,057 689,463 42,597 59,556 1,840,359 102,152 1,951,870
2004 1,135,381 5,741 3,110 652,649 41,424 58,056 1,788,030 99,481 1,896,362
2005 Total Rural and Urban 1,689,965 10,770 6,646 1,059,590 79,174 143,662 2,749,555 222,836 2,989,807
2004 1,699,890 10,122 6,801 1,027,164 78,441 142,370 2,727,054 220,811 2,964,788
2005 Number of motor vehicles registered 4/ 136,568,083 6,227,146 807,053 95,336,839 6,395,240 2,086,759 231,904,922 8,481,999 247,421,120
2004 136,430,651 5,767,934 795,274 91,845,327 6,161,028 2,010,335 228,275,978 8,171,364 243,010,550
2005 Average miles traveled per vehicle 12,375 1,729 8,235 11,114 12,380 68,845 11,856 26,272 12,084
2004 12,460 1,755 8,552 11,184 12,732 70,819 11,946 27,023 12,200
2005 Person-miles of travel (millions) 5/ 2,670,145 13,677 140,910 1,836,988 79,174 143,662 4,507,133 222,836 4,884,557
2004 2,685,827 12,855 144,188 1,780,771 78,441 142,370 4,466,598 220,811 4,844,452
2005 Fuel consumed (thousand gallons) 6/ 73,870,371 215,393 1,329,254 65,419,170 9,042,283 24,410,512 139,289,541 33,452,796 174,286,984
2004 75,401,891 202,447 1,360,178 63,417,148 8,958,622 24,190,904 138,819,039 33,149,526 173,531,190
2005 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (gallons) 6/ 541 35 1,647 686 1,414 11,698 601 3,944 704
2004 553 35 1,710 690 1,454 12,033 608 4,057 714
2005 Average miles traveled per gallon of fuel consumed 6/ 22.9 50.0 5.0 16.2 8.8 5.9 19.7 6.7 17.2
2004 22.5 50.0 5.0 16.2 8.8 5.9 19.6 6.7 17.1

Footnotes

1/ The 50 states and the District of Columbia report travel by highway category, number of motor vehicles registered, and total fuel consumed. The travel and fuel data by vehicle type and stratification of trucks are estimated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Entries for 2004 may have been revised based on the availability of more current data. Estimation procedures include use of State-supplied data, the 2002 Census of Transportation Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS), and other sources. Some States may still be using 1990 Census-based urbanized area boundaries which may in turn affect highway data by category.

2/ Other 2-Axle 4-Tire Vehicles which are not passenger cars. These include vans, pickup trucks, and sport/utility vehicles.

3/ Single-Unit 2-Axle 6-Tire or More Trucks on a single frame with at least two axles and six tires.

4/ Truck registration figures are from tables MV-1 and MV-9 with truck distribution estimated by the FHWA using the 2002 VIUS.

5/ Vehicle occupancy is estimated by the FHWA from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) with nominal values for heavy trucks.

6/ Total fuel consumption figures are from tables MF-21 and MF-27. Distribution by vehicle type is estimated by the FHWA based on miles per gallon for both diesel and gasoline powered vehicles using State-supplied data, the 2002 VIUS, and other sources with nominal values for motorcycles and buses (revised).


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