Miles Driven Climbs in October 2013

The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in October 2013, showing an overall increase of 2.3 percent, or 5.8 billion vehicle miles, compared to October 2012.

Cumulative travel for 2013 is up by 0.06 percent, or 15.6 billion vehicle miles. The cumulative estimate for the year is 2,492.6 billion vehicle miles.

The preliminary overall numbers for October 2013 came in at 133,818 million vehicle miles, compared to 130,898 million in October 2012 and 123,817 million in September 2013.

Comparing year-over-year figures, all regions showed an increase in miles driven. The West showed the highest increase, up 2.9 percent. The lowest increase occurred in the SouthGulf, up 1.5 percent.

Comparing October 2013 to September 2013, all regions showed an increase in miles driven. The highest increase occurred in the West, up 12.5 percent. The lowest increase was in the Northeast, up 2.0 percent.

The increase in miles driven continues the trend shown in September 2013.

Region October 2013  October 2012 Percent Change
Northeast 37,079 26,145 +2.6
South Atlantic 54,590 53,146 +2.7
North Central 59,121 58,042 +1.9
SouthGulf 51,164 50,423 +1.5
West 56,767 55,145 +2.9
Total 258,718 252,899 +2.3

 

Region October 2013 September 2013 Percent Change
Northeast 37,079 36,368 +2.0
South Atlantic 54,590 50,117 +9.0
North Central 59,121 55,872 +5.8
SouthGulf 51,164 48,821 +4.8
West 56,767 50,481 +12.5
Total 258,718 241,656 +7.0

 

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