Miles Driven Increases by 0.9 Percent for May 2014

The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in May 2014, showing an increase of 0.9 percent or 2.4 billion vehicle miles, compared with May 2013.

Travel for the month is estimated to be 264.2 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is 1,204.5 billion vehicle miles.

Comparing month-over-month figures, the Northeast showed the most growth at 6.9 percent, followed by the North Central region at 6.3 percent. The West was the only region to show a decline, down 1.3 percent.

Comparing year-over-year figures, the highest growth came in the South Atlantic at 1.7 percent. The only region to show a decline was the Northeast, down 1 percent.


Region May 2014(Preliminary, in millions) April 2014(Revised, in millions) Percent Change
Northeast 37,492 35,061 6.9
South Atlantic 56,083 53,652 4.5
North Central 60,141 56,559 6.3
South Gulf 53,440 51,839 3.1
West 57,009 57,763 -1.3
Total 264,165 256,873 2.8


Region May 2014 (in millions)
May 2013 (in millions)
Percent Change
Northeast 37,492 37,885 -1.0
South Atlantic 56,083 55,164 1.7
North Central 60,141 59,842 0.5
South Gulf 53,440 52,733 1.3
West 57,009 56,169 1.5
Total 264,165 261,796 0.9

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