Latest U.S. Traffic Volume Report Shows Increase from September to October 2011
January 13, 2012

by Penny Stacey, pstacey@glass.com

Travel on the U.S. roadways rose 4.1 percent from September to October 2011, from 244.1 billion miles to 254 billion, according to the latest report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

On a year-year-comparison, travel for the month was down 2.3 percent from October 2010 to October 2011. The FHA reports that approximately 260 billion miles were driven in October 2010, compared with 254 billion for the same month in 2011.

Regionally, vehicle travel was up from September 2011 in all regions except the Northeast, which saw a 1 percent drop.

On a year-to-year basis, travel was down in all regions from October 2010 to 2011, with the biggest gap being seen in the South-Atlantic region, down 3.1 percent (see chart below for details on all regions).

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)
Region
October 2010
October 2011
Percent Change
Northeast
38,344
37,372
-2.5
South-Atlantic
56,790
55,031
-3.1
North-Central
60,143
58,739
-2.3
South-Gulf
49,228
48,023
-2.4
West
55,503
54,797
-1.3
Total
260,004
253,964
-2.3


This story is an original story by AGRR™ magazine/glassBYTEs.com™. Subscribe to AGRR™ Magazine.
Subscribe to receive the free e-newsletter.