Miles Driven Up Slightly for September 2014

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.

Region September 2014 (Preliminary, in millions) August 2014 (Revised, in millions) Percent Change
Northeast 36,867 39,056 -5.9
South Atlantic 50,705 54,866 -8.2
North Central 56,462 60,142 -6.5
South Gulf 50,104 54,221 -8.2
West 52,507 59,478 -13.3
Total 246,647 267,760 -8.6

 

Region September 2014 (in millions) September 2013 (in millions) Percent Change
Northeast 36,867 36,269 1.6
South Atlantic 50,705 49,961 1.5
North Central 56,462 55,673 1.4
South Gulf 50,104 48,583 3.1
West 52,507 50,544 3.9
Total 246,647 241,029 2.3
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