Miles Driven Down in November 2011 from Previous Year
February 7, 2012

Travel on the U.S. roadways dipped 0.9 percent from November 2010 to November 2011, a decrease of 2.1 billion miles, according to the latest report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

On a monthly comparison, travel was significantly down from October 2011 to November 2011 with a decrease of 13 billion miles. In October of 2011, miles driven were up by 4.1 percent or 9.9 billion miles from September 2011.

Regionally, vehicle travel was down from November 2010 in all regions except the Northeast, which saw a 0.1 percent increase. The largest regional decrease from November 2010 was in the South-Gulf region, which experienced a -1.7 percent change in travel (see chart below for details on all regions).

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)
Region
November 2010
November 2011
Percent Change
Northeast
35,911
35,957
+0.1
South-Atlantic
53,250
52,378
-1.6
North-Central
54,021
53,620
-0.7
South-Gulf
46,244
45,465
-1.7
West
53,663
53,521
-0.3
Total
243,085
240,943
-0.9

 



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