Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) is the miles driven by cars on roads in Thurston County. Overall, the annual per capita VMT has decreased since 1990. With an increasing population, however, the total annual miles traveled for Thurston County has increased by nearly 50% over 1990 levels.
Sustainable Thurston Report Card
The Sustainable Thurston Report Card uses VMT to measure how well the Thurston region is doing at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. The benchmark includes two targets: reducing VMT per capita to 1990 levels by 2020 (10,775 VMT) and 30% below 1990 levels by 2035 (7,542 VMT).