Miles Driven in July Have Decreased by 0.3 Percent
September 26, 2012

by Casey Neeley, cneeley@glass.com

According to the latest Federal Highway Administration (FHA) report, U.S. roadway travel has decreased by 0.8 billion vehicle miles, or 0.3 percent, from July 2011 to July 2012. This decline comes after two months of solid mileage growth in May (+2.3 percent) and June (+0.4 percent).

Only the South-Gulf region showed an increase in miles driven at 0.5 percent from July 2011 to July 2012. The Northeast region noted the steepest decline in miles driven, decreasing 0.6 percent over the year (see chart below for specific region details).

July did show an increase in cumulative travel miles driven in 2012, however, with an increase of 0.9 percent, or 14.8 billion vehicle miles driven this year so far.

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)

Region

July 2012

July 2011

Percent Change

Northeast

38,009

38,230

-0.6

South-Atlantic

53,767

53,989

-0.4

North-Central

59,634

59,959

-0.5

South-Gulf

49,997

49,728

+0.5

West

56,872

57,145

-0.5

Total

258,277

259,051

-0.3

 

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