Passenger Vehicle Travel Rebounding To Pre-Pandemic Levels
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.