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Title: Vehicle-miles of travel statistics, lifetime vehicle-miles of travel, and current state methods of estimating vehicle-miles of travel

Abstract

This comprehensive review of current statistics on vehicle-miles of travel (VMT) in the United States identifies and evaluates sources of national VMT data for highway, rail, and air travel. From available information, VMT statistics by form of travel have been compiled for 1974. Vehicle lifetime VMT is estimated separately for passenger cars and trucks. A survey of state practices in estimating VMT shows that states use one of three methods: (1) the fuel consumption method, (2) the traffic count method, or (3) a combination of the two. An analysis of state VMT statistics indicates a surprising degree of consistency among the three methods despite significant differences in the variability of estimates produced by the three methods.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA); TERA, Inc., Arlington, VA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5731143
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-6327
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AIR TRANSPORT; STATISTICS; LAND TRANSPORT; RAIL TRANSPORT; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; BUSES; DATA COMPILATION; DISTANCE; EVALUATION; FUEL CONSUMPTION; OWNERSHIP; RAILWAYS; ROADS; SERVICE LIFE; TABLES; TRAINS; TRUCKS; USA; USES; DATA; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; INFORMATION; MATHEMATICS; NORTH AMERICA; NUMERICAL DATA; TRANSPORT; VEHICLES; 298000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Consumption & Utilization; 320203 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Land & Roadway; 320201 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Air & Aerospace; 320202 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Railway

Citation Formats

Greene, D.L., and Loebl, A.S. Vehicle-miles of travel statistics, lifetime vehicle-miles of travel, and current state methods of estimating vehicle-miles of travel. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/5731143.
Greene, D.L., & Loebl, A.S. Vehicle-miles of travel statistics, lifetime vehicle-miles of travel, and current state methods of estimating vehicle-miles of travel. United States. doi:10.2172/5731143.
Greene, D.L., and Loebl, A.S. Thu . "Vehicle-miles of travel statistics, lifetime vehicle-miles of travel, and current state methods of estimating vehicle-miles of travel". United States. doi:10.2172/5731143. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5731143.
@article{osti_5731143,
title = {Vehicle-miles of travel statistics, lifetime vehicle-miles of travel, and current state methods of estimating vehicle-miles of travel},
author = {Greene, D.L. and Loebl, A.S.},
abstractNote = {This comprehensive review of current statistics on vehicle-miles of travel (VMT) in the United States identifies and evaluates sources of national VMT data for highway, rail, and air travel. From available information, VMT statistics by form of travel have been compiled for 1974. Vehicle lifetime VMT is estimated separately for passenger cars and trucks. A survey of state practices in estimating VMT shows that states use one of three methods: (1) the fuel consumption method, (2) the traffic count method, or (3) a combination of the two. An analysis of state VMT statistics indicates a surprising degree of consistency among the three methods despite significant differences in the variability of estimates produced by the three methods.},
doi = {10.2172/5731143},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1979},
month = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1979}
}

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