3.2 Trillion Miles Driven On U.S. Roads In 2016

3.2 Trillion Miles Driven On U.S. Roads In 2016

New estimates released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and reaffirms calls for greater investment in surface transportation infrastructure.

The new data, published in FHWA’s latest “Traffic Volume Trends” report – a monthly estimate of U.S. road travel – show that more than 263.6 billion miles were driven in December 2016 alone, which is a .5 percent increase over the previous December.

The December 2016 report also includes seasonally-adjusted data, which is conducted by USDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics as a way to even out seasonal variation in travel and enable vehicle miles travelled (VMT) comparisons with any other month in any year. The seasonally-adjusted VMT for December 2016 were 269.3 billion miles. Compared with seasonally adjusted November 2016 data, December 2016 VMT fell slightly by .6 percent but rose 0.6 percent from December 2015. The estimates include passenger vehicle, bus and truck travel.

At 2.9 percent, traffic in the West – a 13-state region stretching from California to Montana, and including Hawaii and Alaska – led the nation with the largest percentage increase in unadjusted VMT, and continued an uninterrupted series of monthly increases that began in October 2013. Mileage fell slightly in the Northeast and North Central states.

At 33.9 billion VMT, California accounted for more miles driven in December 2016 than the combined 33.8 billion miles of 22 states – Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C.

At 5.8 percent, Louisiana led the nation with the largest unadjusted single-state traffic percent increase compared to the same month a year earlier, followed by Utah at 5.2 percent and Nevada at 5.1 percent. At 6.2 percent, for the tenth month in a row, North Dakota led the nation with the largest unadjusted traffic decrease for the month.

I-95 Gas Price Update – September 10, 2015

I-95 Gas Price Update – September 10, 2015

More locations along I-95 are posting gas prices below $2 a gallon for regular unleaded… but you have to be in South Carolina to find them.

The northern segment of I-95 is reporting prices in the $2.30 to $2.50 a gallon range, while prices along the southern segment of I-95 are generally in the $2.00 to $2.35 a gallon range. Connecticut continues to be the state with the highest gas prices along I-95. New London is reporting $2.59 a gallon for regular unleaded. The lowest gas prices are now in South Carolina, with Santee ($1.85), Manning ($1.85) and Florence ($1.87) reporting the lowest prices.

Listed below are the average posted gas prices as of Thursday, September 10, 2015 for unleaded regular gas at selected I-95 exit cities.

Houlton, ME : $2.50/gal Springfield, VA : $2.34/gal
Bangor, ME : $2.35/gal Dumfries, VA : $2.33/gal
Augusta, ME : $2.39/gal Fredericksburg, VA : $2.35/gal
Portland, ME : $2.37/gal Ashland, VA : $2.06/gal
Portsmouth, NH : $2.30/gal Richmond, VA : $2.04/gal
Seabrook, NH : $2.34/gal Petersburg, VA : $2.06/gal
Danvers, MA : $2.36/gal Emporia, VA : $2.06/gal
Dedham, MA : $2.35/gal Roanoke Rapids, NC : $2.16/gal
Mansfield, MA : $2.42/gal Wilson, NC : $2.18/gal
Attleboro, MA : $2.32/gal Selma, NC : $2.14/gal
Pawtucket, RI : $2.44/gal Fayetteville, NC : $2.13/gal
Providence, RI : $2.38/gal Lumberton, NC : $2.12/gal
Warwick, RI : $2.31/gal Rowland, NC : $2.14/gal
Wyoming, RI : $2.38/gal Dillon, SC : $2.05/gal
New London, CT : $2.59/gal Florence, SC : $1.98/gal
New Haven, CT : $2.52/gal Manning, SC : $1.96/gal
Bridgeport, CT : $2.58/gal Santee, SC : $1.96/gal
Greenwich, CT : $2.47/gal Walterboro, SC : $2.06/gal
Rye, NY : $2.53/gal Savannah, GA : $2.21/gal
New Rochelle, NY : $2.44/gal Richmond Hill, GA : $2.18/gal
Bronx, NY : $2.48/gal Darien, GA : $2.20/gal
Secaucus, NJ : $2.38/gal Brunswick, GA : $2.20/gal
Woodbridge, NJ : $2.41/gal Woodbine, GA : $2.12/gal
East Brunswick, NJ : $2.31/gal Kingsland, GA : $2.21/gal
Bordentown, NJ : $2.18/gal Yulee, FL : $2.16/gal
Cherry Hill, NJ : $2.28/gal Jacksonville, FL : $2.16/gal
Penns Grove, NJ : $2.28/gal Saint Augustine, FL : $2.16/gal
Wilmington, DE : $2.38/gal Palm Coast, FL : $2.19/gal
Newark, DE : $2.32/gal Daytona Beach, FL : $2.18/gal
Elkton, MD : $2.38/gal Orlando, FL : $2.15/gal
Perryville, MD : $2.30/gal Cocoa, FL : $2.14/gal
Aberdeen, MD : $2.33/gal Palm Bay, FL : $2.18/gal
White Marsh, MD : $2.34/gal Fort Pierce, FL : $2.27/gal
Baltimore, MD : $2.41/gal Cape Coral, FL : $2.22/gal
Greenbelt, MD : $2.43/gal West Palm Beach, FL : $2.35/gal
District Heights, MD : $2.37/gal Miami, FL : $2.40/gal

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Gas Prices Under $2.00 a Gallon More Common Along I-95 South of DC

Gas Prices | I-95 Exit GuideMore locations along I-95 are posting gas prices under $2 a gallon for regular unleaded… but you have to be south of Fredericksburg, Virginia to find them.

The northern segment of I-95 is reporting prices in the $2.05 to $2.35 a gallon range, while prices along the southern segment of I-95 are generally in the $1.90 to $2.15 a gallon range. Connecticut remains the state with the highest gas prices along I-95. Bridgeport is reporting $2.51 a gallon for regular unleaded. The lowest gas prices are now in South Carolina, with Walterboro ($1.85) and Manning ($1.87) reporting the lowest prices.

Listed below are the average posted gas prices as of Friday, January 23, 2015 for unleaded regular gas at selected I-95 exit cities.

Houlton, ME : $2.31/gal Springfield, VA : $2.17/gal
Bangor, ME : $2.13/gal Dumfries, VA : $2.16/gal
Augusta, ME : $2.12/gal Fredericksburg, VA : $2.07/gal
Portland, ME : $2.13/gal Ashland, VA : $1.91/gal
Portsmouth, NH : $2.10/gal Richmond, VA : $1.90/gal
Seabrook, NH : $2.19/gal Petersburg, VA : $1.92/gal
Danvers, MA : $2.14/gal Emporia, VA : $1.95/gal
Dedham, MA : $2.17/gal Roanoke Rapids, NC : $2.07/gal
Mansfield, MA : $2.10/gal Wilson, NC : $2.10/gal
Attleboro, MA : $2.19/gal Selma, NC : $2.12/gal
Pawtucket, RI : $2.15/gal Fayetteville, NC : $2.12/gal
Providence, RI : $2.15/gal Lumberton, NC : $2.14/gal
Warwick, RI : $2.17/gal Rowland, NC : $2.06/gal
Wyoming, RI : $2.14/gal Dillon, SC : $2.06/gal
New London, CT : $2.32/gal Florence, SC : $1.93/gal
New Haven, CT : $2.33/gal Manning, SC : $1.87/gal
Bridgeport, CT : $2.51/gal Santee, SC : $1.90/gal
Greenwich, CT : $2.29/gal Walterboro, SC : $1.85/gal
Rye, NY : $2.44/gal Savannah, GA : $2.01/gal
New Rochelle, NY : $2.37/gal Richmond Hill, GA : $2.06/gal
Bronx, NY : $2.37/gal Darien, GA : $2.05/gal
Secaucus, NJ : $2.21/gal Brunswick, GA : $2.04/gal
Woodbridge, NJ : $2.12/gal Woodbine, GA : $2.08/gal
East Brunswick, NJ : $2.09/gal Kingsland, GA : $2.07/gal
Bordentown, NJ : $2.03/gal Yulee, FL : $2.07/gal
Cherry Hill, NJ : $2.07/gal Jacksonville, FL : $2.05/gal
Penns Grove, NJ : $2.15/gal Saint Augustine, FL : $2.07/gal
Wilmington, DE : $2.21/gal Palm Coast, FL : $2.08/gal
Newark, DE : $2.12/gal Daytona Beach, FL : $2.06/gal
Elkton, MD : $2.16/gal Orlando, FL : $2.02/gal
Perryville, MD : $2.08/gal Cocoa, FL : $2.01/gal
Aberdeen, MD : $2.11/gal Palm Bay, FL : $2.10/gal
White Marsh, MD : $2.11/gal Fort Pierce, FL : $2.18/gal
Baltimore, MD : $2.17/gal Cape Coral, FL : $2.21/gal
Greenbelt, MD : $2.20/gal West Palm Beach, FL : $2.25/gal
District Heights, MD : $2.20/gal Miami, FL : $2.23/gal

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Gas Prices Will Likely Fall Below $2.50 by Christmas

Gas Prices | I-95 Exit GuideHoliday travelers will get an early Christmas gift this year as the average price for gasoline will most likely be at its lowest level in more than five years.

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.55 per gallon. The average price at the pump is 12 cents less than one week ago and 36 cents less than a month ago. The national average is down 69 cents from this same date last year and has now dropped on 81 consecutive days for a total of 80 cents during this stretch.

Motorists are paying $1.15 less than the peak 2014 price, which was $3.70 on April 8. AAA estimates drivers are saving more than $400 million dollars each day compared to the high prices paid earlier this year.

I-95 Gas Prices Update – Monday, August 25, 2014

Gas Prices | I-95 Exit GuideMotorists will see lower gas prices along I-95 this coming Labor Day weekend holiday. The northern segment of I-95 is reporting prices in the $3.45 to $3.60 a gallon range, while prices along the southern segment of I-95 are generally in the $3.20 to $3.35 a gallon range. Connecticut remains the state with the highest gas prices along I-95. Greenwich is reporting $3.76 a gallon for regular unleaded. The lowest gas prices are now in Virginia, with Petersburg ($3.12), Richmond ($3.14) and Ashland ($3.13) reporting the lowest prices.

Listed below are the average posted gas prices as of Monday, August 25, 2014 for unleaded regular gas at selected I-95 exit cities. (more…)

I-95 Gas Price Update – June 8, 2014

I-95 Gas Price UpdateThe northern segment of I-95 is reporting prices in the $3.65 to $3.80 a gallon range, while prices along the southern segment of I-95 are generally in the $3.50 to $3.65 a gallon range. Connecticut remains the state with the highest gas prices along I-95. Bridgeport is reporting $4.00 a gallon for regular unleaded. The lowest gas prices are now in Virginia, with Petersburg, Richmond and Ashland reporting $3.37 a gallon.

Listed below are the average posted gas prices as of Sunday, June 8, 2014 for unleaded regular gas at selected I-95 exit cities.

Houlton, ME : $3.82/gal Springfield, VA : $3.67/gal
Bangor, ME : $3.65/gal Dumfries, VA : $3.65/gal
Augusta, ME : $3.65/gal Fredericksburg, VA : $3.60/gal
Portland, ME : $3.68/gal Ashland, VA : $3.37/gal
Portsmouth, NH : $3.63/gal Richmond, VA : $3.37/gal
Seabrook, NH : $3.65/gal Petersburg, VA : $3.37/gal
Danvers, MA : $3.65/gal Emporia, VA : $3.42/gal
Dedham, MA : $3.68/gal Roanoke Rapids, NC : $3.51/gal
Mansfield, MA : $3.68/gal Wilson, NC : $3.60/gal
Attleboro, MA : $3.65/gal Selma, NC : $3.59/gal
Pawtucket, RI : $3.71/gal Fayetteville, NC : $3.58/gal
Providence, RI : $3.69/gal Lumberton, NC : $3.59/gal
Warwick, RI : $3.69/gal Rowland, NC : $3.56/gal
Wyoming, RI : $3.75/gal Dillon, SC : $3.50/gal
New London, CT : $3.90/gal Florence, SC : $3.49/gal
New Haven, CT : $3.91/gal Manning, SC : $3.48/gal
Bridgeport, CT : $4.00/gal Santee, SC : $3.49/gal
Greenwich, CT : $3.83/gal Walterboro, SC : $3.50/gal
Rye, NY : $3.83/gal Savannah, GA : $3.55/gal
New Rochelle, NY : $3.72/gal Richmond Hill, GA : $3.55/gal
Bronx, NY : $3.89/gal Darien, GA : $3.54/gal
Secaucus, NJ : $3.82/gal Brunswick, GA : $3.53/gal
Woodbridge, NJ : $3.84/gal Woodbine, GA : $3.54/gal
East Brunswick, NJ : $3.67/gal Kingsland, GA : $3.56/gal
Bordentown, NJ : $3.62/gal Yulee, FL : $3.62/gal
Cherry Hill, NJ : $3.54/gal Jacksonville, FL : $3.58/gal
Penns Grove, NJ : $3.61/gal Saint Augustine, FL : $3.59/gal
Wilmington, DE : $3.63/gal Palm Coast, FL : $3.60/gal
Newark, DE : $3.70/gal Daytona Beach, FL : $3.56/gal
Elkton, MD : $3.60/gal Orlando, FL : $3.50/gal
Perryville, MD : $3.62/gal Cocoa, FL : $3.52/gal
Aberdeen, MD : $3.63/gal Palm Bay, FL : $3.59/gal
White Marsh, MD : $3.62/gal Fort Pierce, FL : $3.65/gal
Baltimore, MD : $3.65/gal Cape Coral, FL : $3.71/gal
Greenbelt, MD : $3.66/gal West Palm Beach, FL : $3.63/gal
District Heights, MD : $3.65/gal Miami, FL : $3.62/gal

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