Miles Being Driven on Nation's Roadways Continue to Increase, According to Recent Report; Travel Up 1.3 Percent from June 2009
August 20, 2010


Vehicle Miles Driven by Region
(in millions)

June 2009

June 2010

Percent Change

Northeast

38,519

39,192

+1.7

South Atlantic

53,782

54,274

+0.9

North Central

60,292

61,402

+1.8

South Gulf

50,430

50,993

+1.1

West

57,443

57,991

+1.0


Total

260,468

263,852

+1.3

Vehicle travel on the nation’s roadways was up 1.3 percent for the month of June when compared with June 2009, according to the latest report from the Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. A total of 263.9 billion vehicle miles were driven during the month, compared with 260,468 billion vehicle miles driven during June 2009.

This is the fourth consecutive month during which travel has risen, though the June results reflect somewhat of a surge over May—as the difference in travel in May 2009 versus May 2010 was a mere 0.1 percent.

When comparing month-to-month results for this year, travel also was up 1.3 percent, from 260.2 billion miles driven during the month of May 2010.

Regionally, travel was up throughout the nation as well, with the greatest increase being seen in the North-Central region (see chart at right for more information).

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