Miles Driven in November Improves Over Last Year

Travel on all roads and streets continued its climb upward in November 2015, up 4.3 percent, or 10.4 billion vehicle miles, compared to November 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 November is estimated to be 253.2 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is up 3.5 percent, or 96.8 billion vehicle miles. The cumulative estimate for the year is 2,883.8 billion vehicle miles.

On a year-over-year basis, all regions showed growth. The largest growth was in the West, up 5.5 percent, followed by the South Atlantic region, up 5.1 percent.

From October 2015 to November 2015, vehicle miles driven were down 8 percent. The North Central region showed the greatest decline, down 11.5 percent.

 Year-over-year figures in millions:

Region November 2015 November 2014 Percent Change
Northeast 35,176 34,182 2.9
South Atlantic 53,463 50,878 5.1
North Central 55,514 53,528 3.7
South Gulf 49,989 48,258 3.6
West 59,026 55,960 5.5
Total 253,157 242,807 4.3


Month-over-month figures in millions:

Region November 2015 (Preliminary) October 2015 (Revised) Percent Change
Northeast 35,176 38,365 -9
South Atlantic 53,453 57,523 -7.6
North Central 55,514 61,908 -11.5
South Gulf 49,989 53,625 -7.3
West 59,026 62,018 -5.1
Total 253,157 273,436 -8

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