February Miles Driven Continues Upward Trend
April 24, 2012

by Katie O'Mara, komara@glass.com

Travel on the U.S. roadways rose by 1.8 percent from February 2011 to February 2012, an increase of 3.9 billion miles, according to the latest report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Thus far, cumulative travel for 2012 has increased by 1.7 percent as compared to 2011 reports. Regionally, vehicle travel increased in every region of the country except for the South-Atlantic region, which saw a one percent decrease. The North-Central and North-East regions experienced the largest increase with the North-Central region reporting a 4.3 percent increase in travel as compared with 2011 (see chart below for details on all regions).

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)
Region
February 2011
February 2012
Percent Change
Northeast
30,181
31,293
+3.7
South-Atlantic
47,458
46,965
-1.0
North-Central
46,918
48,946
+4.3
South-Gulf
42,776
43,599
+1.9
West
44,866
45,294
+0.9
Total
212,221
216,096
+1.8

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