Continued to Rise in May
July 24, 2009
Travel on all roads and streets throughout the United States was
up 0.1 percent in May 2009an increase of .2 billion vehicle
miles from May 2008, according to the latest statistics from the
U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration
(FHA). This is the second month in a row the FHA has reported increases
in the number of miles driven.
Total travel for the month of May 2009 is estimated at 257.3 billion
Travel also increased in the North-Central, South-Gulf and West
regions, though both the Northeast and South-Atlantic regions saw
a slight drop-off from May 2008.
|Estimated Miles Driven by Region
||Total Miles Traveled in May 2008
||Total Miles Traveled in May 2009
*All figures are in millions except for totals.
Cumulative travelthe number of miles driven since the onset
of the yearcontinues to remain down. At the end of May 2009,
1,200.4 billion cumulative vehicle miles had been driven, compared
with 1,190.5 by the end of May 2008a .8 percent drop.
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