FHA Report Shows Decline in September Miles Driven
November 26, 2012

by Casey Neeley, cneeley@glass.com

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released its report for miles driven in September.

The latest figures show a significant decline in all travel sectors. From September 2011 to September 2012, total miles driven decreased by 3.6 billion vehicle miles for an overall percentage decrease of -1.5 percent.

Regional travel also shrunk. All five regions noted a decline of at least -1.5 percent. The West region saw the steepest decline at -1.9 percent. These new numbers contrast sharply with August's report which showed much stronger numbers and an increase of 1.2 percent for total miles driven.

See the chart below for more information.

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)

Region
September 2012
September 2011
Percent Change
Northeast
5,063
5,153
-1.7
South Atlantic
9,300
9,445
-1.5
North Central
14,125
14,372
-1.7
South Gulf
11,875
12,084
-1.7
West
10,171
10,439
-1.9
Total
237,065
240,654
-1.5

 

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