Metric provides another reason for long-term funding solution

By |  July 2, 2015

A Federal Highway Administration report (FHWA) provides new leverage for the passage of a long-term highway bill.

In its latest monthly “Traffic Volume Trends” report, which was released near the end of June, FHWA says Americans have driven a record 3.07 trillion miles over the last 12 months. Vehicle miles traveled in the United States were up 3.9 percent in April, compared to April 2014, according to FHWA.

According to FHWA, vehicle miles traveled in the U.S. continue to climb and are on pace for a record-setting year. The latest report also shows that vehicle miles traveled have increased 36 percent since 1993, when the federal gas tax was last adjusted.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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