Vehicle-Driven Miles Continue to Climb in United States; Up 0.8 Percent from July 2009
September 24, 2010


Vehicle Miles Driven by Region
(in millions)

July
2009

July 2010

Percent Change

Northeast

40,257

40,537

+0.7

South Atlantic

55,154

55,445

+0.5

North Central

61,113

62,101

+1.6

South Gulf

52,381

52,824

+0.8

West

58,865

59,086

+0.4


Total

267,770

269,994

0.8

Vehicle travel on the nation’s roadways was up 0.8 percent for the month of July when compared with July 2009, according to the latest report from the Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. A total of 269,994 billion vehicle miles were driven during the month, compared with 267,770 billion vehicle miles driven during July 2009.

This is the fifth consecutive month during which travel has risen this year.

When comparing month-to-month results for this year, travel also was up 2.6 percent, from 263.2 billion miles driven during the month of June 2010.

Regionally, travel was up throughout the nation as well, with the greatest increase gain in the North-Central region (see chart at right for more information)—which also topped the charts in June 2010.

 

 

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