Traffic mile

Traf´fic mile

1.(Railroad Accounting) Any unit of the total obtained by adding the passenger miles and ton miles in a railroad's transportation for a given period; - a term and practice of restricted or erroneous usage.
Traffic mile is a term designed to furnish an excuse for the erroneous practice of adding together two things (ton miles and passenger miles) which, being of different kinds, cannot properly be added.
- Hadley.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"However, most others prefer to slow down and assess the damage, even if it is not worthy of an audience, which backs up traffic miles from the actual site.
MITM hijacks are not obvious, where they damage data hemorrhages or blocks, but rather are a subtle anaesthetized bloodletting: it is now possible to siphon internet traffic miles from its intended course, copy or distort it, and circulate it back to its intended location in one heartbeat.
"Obviously the accessibility to more roadways has helped elevate the number of traffic miles. What we've seen is evidence that we've become a more mobile society over the past 25 years.
Revenue traffic miles for the month increased by 11.7% compared to November 2008, while capacity rose by 6.8%, resulting in an improvement in load factor of 3.1 percentage points at 70.4%.
According to Government forecasts traffic miles - the distance travelled by all cars - will rise 30 per cent by 2015.
Yet, for a roundabout the size of Monaco, it has an ability to back up standing traffic miles up the A470 and, more dangerously, on the M4 itself.
The model indicates that for every 365,000 additional annual truck traffic miles in a particular county (i.e., 1,000 truck miles per day), sales increase in the total truck service category by $24,000 on an annual basis.
The model indicates that for every 365,000 increase in annual traffic miles (i.e., 1,000 traffic miles per day), sales increase in the gasoline station category by $11,700 on an annual basis.
The department's transportation Planning Division estimates that in 1993, the interstates accounted for 36 percent of total vehicle traffic miles, while primary roads accounted for 54 percent, and secondary roads for 10 percent.(10)
He added, "Over the next 10 years, we are committed to a 50pc growth in passenger traffic miles and 80pc in freight tonne miles."
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