Statistics Show in 2015 the Residents of the US Travelled 3.1 Trillion Miles on Road, Setting a New Record

Statistics Show in 2015 the Residents of the US Travelled 3.1 Trillion Miles on

A statistics from the Department of Transportation U.S. revealed that the drivers in the U.S traveled greater than three trillion miles on the country's highways and other roads in 2015, setting a new record.

On Monday, the agency said it has calculated the twelve months of travel by people to 3.148 trillion miles. According to the agency, the earlier record was in 2007 of 3.003 trillion miles.

The agency said, "The new figures confirm the trends identified in 'Beyond Traffic,' a USDOT report issued last year, which projects a 43 percent increase in commercial truck shipments and population growth of 70 million by
2045."

According to the transportation department the new figures suggest that there is requirement for continued investment in infrastructure of the nation for both long and short term. It also said that elevated levels of gridlock can be expected nationwide if these investments are not made.  

The Transportation Department says the number of miles traveled is an important data as it could be used in making informed decisions regarding future projects related to transportation.

Moreover, the number of miles traveled by drivers on U.S. roads is also narrowly watched as some of the states are starting to test the system of taxing drivers on the basis of miles travelled rather than on the amount of gas they purchase.

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