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Miles Traveled Dropped 4.7 Percent in June, DOT Reports

Travel during June 2008 on all roads and streets in the United States dropped 4.7 percent from June 2007 at an estimated total of 250.2 billion vehicle-driven miles, according to the most recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHA).

Miles driven dropped 1.6 percent from the prior month, May 2008, during which 254.1 billion miles were driven.

When broken down by region, miles driven compared to June 2007 were down in all regions.


Estimated Miles Driven by Region
(in millions)

Region
Total Miles Traveled in June 2007
Total Miles Travel in June 2008
Percentage Change
Northeast
39,532
37,983
-3.9
South-Atlantic
54,609
51,644
-5.4
North-Central
59,836
57,057
-4.6
South-Gulf

50,121
47,916
-4.4
West
262,480
250,232

-4.7


For cumulative miles driven throughout the year, current numbers are down 2.8 percent from 2007; in June 2007, 1,480.8 billion cumulative vehicle miles had been driven, while this year, only 1438.7 billion cumulative miles had been driven as of this June.

Are you seeing a decrease in driving in your area? Are you finding business is down—or about average—based on this? Please e-mail glassBYTEs.com™/AGRR editor Penny Stacey at pstacey@glass.com.

 

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