Miles Driven Up 1.5 Percent for July 2014

The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in July 2014, showing an increase of 1.5 percent or 4 billion vehicle miles, compared with July 2013.

Travel for the month is estimated to be 266.8 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for 2014 is up 0.6 percent, or 10.1 billion vehicle miles, to 1,732.4 billion vehicle miles.

Comparing month-over-month figures, the Northeast showed the most growth, up 3.5 percent. The North Central region displayed the slightest gain, up 1.0 percent.

Looking at year-over-year figures, the South Atlantic showed the biggest increase at 2.4 percent, followed by the South Gulf at 2.2 percent. The Northeast displayed no increase at all, but was a statistical match for last year.

Region July 2014(Preliminary, in millions) June 2014(Revised, in millions) Percent Change
Northeast 38,291 36,976 3.5
South Atlantic 55,365 53,982 2.6
North Central 61,072 60,452 1.0
South Gulf 53,387 52,484 1.7
West 58,640 57,748 1.5
Total 266,752 261,642 2.0

 

Region July 2014 (in millions) July 2013 (in millions) Percent Change
Northeast 38,291 38,286 0.0
South Atlantic 55,365 54,087 2.4
North Central 61,072 60,263 1.3
South Gulf 53,387 52,233 2.2
West 58,640 57,890 1.3
Total 266,752 262,757 1.5
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