November 2014 Miles Driven Up 1.1 Percent

The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in November 2014. They show an increase of 1.1 percent, or 2.5 billion vehicle miles, compared to November 2013.

Travel for the month is estimated to be 241.0 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for 2014 is up 1.4 percent, or 38.2 billion vehicle miles. The cumulative estimate for the year is 2,764.3 billion vehicle miles.

Comparing month-over-month figures, the South Gulf was the only region not to show a decrease. It came in up 3.2 percent. The South Atlantic showed the slightest decline, down 0.8 percent. The largest decline was in the West. Miles driven in this region were down 5.9 percent.

Looking at year-over-year figures, the North Central and Northeast were the only regions to show a decline of 0.2 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. The largest increase in miles driven was in the West, up 2.2 percent year-over-year.


Month-over-month figures:

Region November 2014 (Preliminary, in millions) October 2014 (Revised, in millions) Percent Change
Northeast 33,756 37,593 -1.4
South Atlantic 50,847 56,326 -0.8
North Central 52,686 59,935 -3.8
South Gulf 48,418 42,774 3.2
West 55,329 58,591 -5.9
Total 241,037 265,220 -0.03

Year-over-year figures:

Region November 2014 (in millions) November 2013 (in millions) Percent Change
Northeast 33,756 33,816 -0.2
South Atlantic 50,847 50,052 1.6
North Central 52,686 52,922 -0.4
South Gulf 48,418 47,588 1.7
West 55,329 58,591 2.2
Total 241,037 238,500 1.1

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