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In 2009, getting to and from work accounted for about 27% of household vehicle-miles of travel (VMT). Work-related business was 8.4% of VMT in 2001, but declined to 6.7% in 2009, possibly due to advancements in computing technology making it possible for more business to be handled electronically. VMT for shopping was almost 16% of VMT, up about 1% from the 2001 level.
Share of Household Trip VMT by Purpose
|Trip Purpose||Shares of vehicle-miles traveled|
|Other family/personal business||18.7%||15.7%|
Source: Generated from the National Household Travel Survey website.