Vital Signs: Daily Miles Traveled - Bay Area (total)

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VITAL SIGNS INDICATOR Daily Miles Traveled (T14) FULL MEASURE NAME Total vehicle miles traveled LAST UPDATED July 2017 DESCRIPTION Daily miles traveled, commonly referred to as vehicle miles traveled (VMT), reflects the total and per-person number of miles traveled in personal vehicles on a typical weekday. The dataset includes metropolitan area, regional and county tables for total vehicle miles traveled. DATA SOURCE California Department of Transportation: California Public Road Data/Highway Performance Monitoring System 2001-2015 http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tsip/hpms/datalibrary.php CONTACT INFORMATION vitalsigns.info@mtc.ca.gov METHODOLOGY NOTES (across all datasets for this indicator) Vehicle miles traveled reflects the mileage accrued within the county and not necessarily the residents of that county; even though most trips are due to local residents, additional VMT can be accrued by through-trips. City data was thus discarded due to this limitation and the analysis only examine county and regional data, where through-trips are generally less common. The metropolitan area comparison was performed by summing all of the urbanized areas for which the majority of its population falls within a given metropolitan area (9-nine region for the San Francisco Bay Area and the primary MSA for all others). For the metro analysis, no VMT data is available in rural areas; it is only available for intraregional analysis purposes.

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This dataset has the following 4 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
RegionregiontextArea in which vehicle-miles are traveled
Yearyearnumber
VMTvmtnumberDaily vehicle miles traveled
Sourcesourcetext