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Passenger Vehicle Travel Rebounding To Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Morning traffic moves along Interstate 76 in Philadelphia, Monday, March 29, 2021. U.S. drivers recently reached a major milestone when the number of daily passenger vehicle trips reached pre-pandemic levels for the first time in a year, according to data provided to The Associated Press by the transportation analytics firm Inrix. It's a potential indicator that the pandemic's strain on society may be easing.

It's a sign the economy is on the upswing.

Americans may be rounding a corner in their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

New data shows that the number of daily passenger vehicle trips recently reached their pre-pandemic levels for the first time in a year.

Data from the transportation analytics firm Inrix also shows that vehicle miles traveled have surpassed pre-pandemic levels nationwide and are getting closer to it in some of the largest cities.

Transportation researchers say vehicle travel can provide a strong indication of the direction of the economy because people often are driving to get to work, school, shopping or heading out on vacation.

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