The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in February 2014, showing a decrease of -0.8 percent, or 1.7 billion vehicle miles, compared to February 2013.
Travel for the month is estimated to be 212.8 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is 436.8 billion vehicle miles.
Comparing year-over-year figures, the West was the only region to show growth, up 0.4 percent. The Northeast saw the biggest decline at -3.0 percent, followed by the North Central region at -1.1 percent.
Comparing February 2014 to February 2013, the South Atlantic and West tied for the most growth at 5.7 percent. The South Gulf showed the slightest upswing at 4.1 percent.
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