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Transportation system monitoring

Maps, data and research    Transportation system monitoring

See published data on vehicle miles of travel (VMT), population, and transit use in the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.

This data provides information important to monitor the transportation system, to understand current characteristics, and establish a basis for comparison to forecasted future conditions.

Each year, Metro gathers data to define and evaluate the region's transportation system. Data collected and summarized includes:

Daily vehicle miles of travel per person compared to the U.S. average

Compare the Portland metropolitan area's daily vehicle miles of travel (DVMT) per capita and the United States national average, 1990-2012.

  1. Download PDF – VMT table and graph
  2. Download Excel file – VMT table and graph
  3. Download PDF – VMT data only
  4. Download Word file – VMT data only

Portland area population 1990-2010

View two types of statistical data comparing Portland to 39 other urban areas.

Download Excel version of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) comparison data
Download PDF version of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) comparison data

Download Excel version of Federal Aid Urban Area comparison data
Download PDF version of Federal Aid Urban Area comparison data

2010 annual transit ridership by metropolitan urban area

Compare annual transit ridership of the top 50 transit agencies in the United States for unlinked passenger transit trips. Portland's TriMet ranked 13th highest in 2010.

Download PDF
Download Excel file

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