Back in March of last year I wrote about the dip in vehicle miles driven.
I went back to the source of the data, the DOT Traffic Volume Trends page, and got the new chart.
My point in my original post was that it seemed that nothing could stop the expansion of vehicle miles. It seemed that the Great Recession really did.
It also seems that we are, indeed, having a very slow recovery - certainly in the context of the past 25 years.