The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in September 2014, showing an increase of 2.3 percent, or 5.6 billion vehicle miles, compared with September 2013.
Travel for the month is estimated to be 246.6 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for 2014 is up 0.7 percent, or 16.7 billion vehicle miles, to 2,246.7 billion vehicle miles.
Comparing month-over-month figures, the West showed the largest decline, down 13.3 percent, followed by the South Atlantic, down 8.2 percent. The slightest drop occurred in the Northeast, down 5.9 percent.
Looking at year-over-year figures, the West showed the largest increase, up 3.9 percent, followed by the South Gulf, up 3.1 percent. The lowest increase was in the North Central region, up 1.4 percent.
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