STUDY DESIGN FOR A METHOD OF PROJECTING VEHICLE MILES OF TRAVEL

Vehicle miles of travel (VMT) by passenger automobiles is an important determinant of gasoline consumption, ambient air quality, highway safety, and personal and corporate financial conditions in the United States. Changing patterns and trends in VMT, therefore, have profound implications for energy conservation, environmental quality, and economic stability. Forecasts of likely future levels of VMT have become a central input to transportation policy analysis. The report is an effort to assess the state of the art of VMT forecasting and map out strategies for extending it. The work included an inventory of data sources and a review of existing VMT models.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Impact Center, Incorporated

    67 Chapel
    Newton, MA  USA  02158

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Rabe, F T
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-77-25
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-10596
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 2002 12:00AM