Year-Over-Year Miles Driven Momentum Continues

Travel on all roads and street continuing to show growth year-over-year, up 4.3 percent, or 10.8 billion vehicle miles, for September 2015 compared to September 2014. This is according to the latest numbers from The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Miles driven for September is estimated to be 259.9 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is up 3.5 percent, or 80.3 billion vehicle miles. The cumulative estimate for the year is 2,357.4 billion vehicle miles.

Yet, month over month, miles driven were down 6.7 percent. The West showed the largest decline, down 10.5 percent, followed by the South Gulf, down 6.6 percent.

On a year-over-year basis, all regions showed growth. The largest growth was in the South Gulf, up 5 percent, followed by the West, up 4.8 percent.

Month-over-month figures in millions:

Region September 2015 (Preliminary) August 2015 (Revised) Percent Change
Northeast 38,668 41,162 -6.4
South Atlantic 53,141 56,529 -6.3
North Central 60,276 62,449 -3.6
South Gulf 52,010 55,439 -6.6
West 55,796 61,675 -10.5
Total 259,892 277,255 -6.7

 Year-over-year figures:

Region September 2015 (in millions) September 2014 (in millions) Percent Change
Northeast 38,668 37,580 2.9
South Atlantic 53,141 50,819 4.6
North Central 60,276 57,982 4.0
South Gulf 52,010 49,523 5.0
West 55,796 53,223 4.8
Total 259,892 249,125 4.3
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