|March 2016 Volume Trends by Region. Image credit: FHWA|
Based on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) traffic volume data, national vehicle miles traveled (VMT) for March 2016 was up five percent from the same time in 2015. This translates to 13 billion additional vehicle miles. With seasonal adjustments, the increase is four percent, or 10.3 billion vehicle miles. This is the largest such increase since 2011-2012. These changes are also broken down by geographic region, with the largest increases seen along the east coast.
Current and historical trends can be dissected further by exploring the resources on FHWA’s March 2016 Traffic Volume Trends page.