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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.

Vehicle Miles Of TraveL, 12-month running totals, January 1992 – June 2016. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge.


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