Miles Driven Increased in May

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in May 2013, showing an overall increase of 0.9 percent, or 2.3 billion vehicle miles, from May 2012.

Overall travel for the month is estimated to be around 262.1 billion vehicle miles, compared to 251.1 billion vehicle miles in April 2013, according to the report.

Cumulative travel for 2013 declined slightly by 0.5 billion vehicle miles. So far, the cumulative estimate for the year is 1,203.6 billion vehicle miles.

With the exception of the West region, all other regions reported increases over April 2013. The West region was down 1.0 percent from April 2013.

These numbers continue the trend saw for April, which showed an increase in miles driven.

See the chart for more information.

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region:

Region May 2013 April 2013 Percent Change
Northeast 37,988 35,120 +1.1
South Atlantic 55,170 52,801 +1.0
North Central 59,729 55,680 +1.1
South Gulf 52,733 50,445 +1.0
West 56,523 57,078 -1.0
Total 262,142 251,126 +1.0

 

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