This report "Highway Travel Forecasts" is the result of a Federal Highway Administration in-house study to reevaluate national highway travel forecasts in light of such factors as declining birth rates, possible saturation of vehicle ownership, and fuel constraints. Results indicate that highway travel is expected to increase at an annual compound rate of 2 to 3 percent per year to 1990 as compared to an annual growth of 4.6 percent for the last 20 years. The travel projections are based on anticipated increases in population, licensed drivers, vehicles, and personal income. Even with constraints on fuel the travel projections appear reasonable assuming continued increases in the fuel efficiency of the vehicle fleet. Although this was a national assessment, review and application of these analyses at the state and local level are encouraged.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Maring, G
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM