March Miles Driven Increases

The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in March 2014, showing an increase of 0.2 percent, or 0.5 billion vehicle miles, compared to March 2013.

Travel for the month is estimated to be 249.1 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is 658.5 billion vehicle miles.

Comparing year-over-year figures, the West and South Gulf were the only regions to show growth, up 1.1 and 0.9 percent, respectively. The Northeast saw the biggest decline at 0.8 percent, followed by the North Central region, down 0.2 percent.

Comparing March 2014 to March 2013, the Northeast showed the most growth at 20.2 percent, followed by the West at 18.8 percent. The South Gulf showed the slightest upswing, up 11.6 percent.

 

Region March 2014(Preliminary) February 2014(Revised) Percent Change
Northeast 34,866 29,014 20.2
South Atlantic 54,102 46,056 17.5
North Central 53,453 46,834 14.1
South Gulf 52,150 44,803 11.6
West 54,537 45,888 18.8
Total 249,104 212,593 17.6

 

Region March 2014 March 2013 Percent Change
Northeast 34,866 35,150 -0.8
South Atlantic 54,102 54,166 -0.1
North Central 53,453 53,586 -0.2
South Gulf 52,150 51,705 0.9
West 54,537 53,954 1.1
Total 249,104 248,560 0.2
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