The Vehicle Mileage Traveled (VMT) of the motor vehicles is the total mileage of all the motor vehicles traveled in the highway network. There is no existing data collection system of VMT in Taiwan. The purpose of this study is to develop a data collection system to provide data basis for the related transportation studies. In this study, we evaluate the performance of five data collection methods with respect to the following criteria, i.e., data availability, data quality, application ability and limitation, reliability and effectiveness. The data collection methods under consideration are: (1) traffic volume survey, (2) computer simulation, (3) fuel consumption survey, (4) odometer survey and (5) driver interview survey. Finally, based on the performances of these five methods in the estimation of the 1997 VMT in Taiwan, a comprehensive VMT data collection system is proposed for the Taiwan highway system.
第三屆東亞運輸學會會議=Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (Vol.3, No.5)，頁361-374