February 2014 Miles Driven Declines

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.

 

Region February 2014 February 2013 Percent Change
Northeast 28,976 29,887 -3.0
South Atlantic 46,107 46,536 -0.9
North Central 46,982 47,485 -1.1
South Gulf 44,849 44,883 -0.1
West 45,891 45,724 0.4
Total 212,804 214,516 -0.8

 

Region February 2014 January 2014 Percent Change
Northeast 28,976 30,552 5.4
South Atlantic 46,107 48,721 5.7
North Central 46,982 49,586 5.5
South Gulf 44,849 46,683 4.1
West 45,891 48,504 5.7
Total 212,804 224,045 5.3

 

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