Vehicle Miles Traveled

Last Updated: 
Jun 26, 2017

Total vehicle miles are increasing due to strong economy and low fuel prices — but miles per person remain down.

Despite surging population and job growth since 2010, the region’s total annual vehicle miles traveled has grown by only approximately 1% between 2010 and 2015. 

Aerial view of highway

Why VMT Matters

Vehicle Miles Traveled is a measure of how much people are driving alone, which affects congestion, air quality, and more. The region's transportation plan supports alternatives to driving alone for some trips.

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