FHA Sees Spike in October Miles Driven
December 28, 2012

by Casey Neeley, cneeley@glass.com

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in October 2012, showing an overall increase of 0.9 billion miles driven, or 0.3 percent, over October 2011.

Overall travel for the month is estimated to be around 251.5 billion vehicle miles, according to the report. Cumulative travel for 2012 has also increased by 14.9 billion vehicle miles, or 0.6 percent. So far, the cumulative estimate for the year for is 2,464.5 billion vehicle miles.

Regionally, travel is also up. With the exception of the North-East region (down -0.9 percent) all regions have seen an increase in miles driven. Most notably, the South-Gulf saw a boost of +1.1 percent. This is significantly improved from September's low numbers.

See the chart below for more information.

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)

Region
October 2012
October 2011
Percent Change
Northeast
36,128
36,475
-0.9
South Atlantic
53,118
52,787
+0.6
North Central
58,300
58,034
+0.5
South Gulf
49,374
48,819
+1.1
West
54,564
54,511
+0.1
Total
251,486
250,626
+0.3

 

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