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.
|Region||November 2014 (Preliminary, in millions)||October 2014 (Revised, in millions)||Percent Change|
|Region||November 2014 (in millions)||November 2013 (in millions)||Percent Change|