April Miles Driven Ends Upward Streak; Travel Declines 0.4 Percent
June 25, 2012

by Katie O'Mara, komara@glass.com

Travel on the U.S. roadways declined by 0.4 percent from April 2011 to April 2012, a decrease of 1 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 0.9 percent as compared to 2011 reports. Regionally, April vehicle travel decreased in more regions of the country than it increased. The South-Atlantic region took the biggest hit in miles driven, dropping by 1.9 percent from April of 2011. The North-Central region experienced the largest increase, as it did last month as well, reporting a 1.0 percent jump in travel as compared with 2011 (see chart below for details on all regions).

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)
Region
April 2011
April 2012
Percent Change
Northeast
34,586
34,746
+0.5
South-Atlantic
53,492
52,482
-1.9
North-Central
55,538
56,090
+1.0
South-Gulf
49,087
48,949
-0.3
West
55,504
54,980
-0.9
Total
248,207
247,244
-0.4



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