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Total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) typically follows a monthly pattern where VMT is lower at the beginning of each year and then peaks around July before declining towards year-end.  February is normally the month with the lowest total VMT due to less travel and fewer calendar days. The pandemic disrupted the monthly VMT trend for 2020, but 2021 and 2022 VMT trends were similar to pre-pandemic years despite the increase in the number of people working from home. Likely, increased VMT from home delivery (Amazon, UPS, etc.) and separate errands that would previously have been done on the way to or from work offset much of the lost VMT from reduced work trips.

VMY by Month, 2017-2020

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Traffic Volume Trends, November 2022, December 2021, December 2020, December 2019, December 2018, December 2017.