Travel on all roads and streets continued to increase for January 2016, up 2.0 percent or 4.8 billion vehicle miles, compared to January 2015. This is according to the latest figures from the Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Travel for the month is estimated to be 240.7 billion vehicle miles.
On a year-over-year basis, all regions showed growth. The Northeast showed the largest increase in miles driven, up 3.7 percent. This region was followed by the South Gulf, which was up 3.1 percent.
From December 2015 to January 2016, most regions dropped, with the largest decrease seen in the Northeast at 12.8 percent. The South Gulf region was the only region to see an increase from December to January—up 2.5 percent.
Year-over-year figures in millions:
|Region||January 2015||January 2016||Percent Change|
Month-over-month figures in millions:
|Region||December 2015 (Revised)||January 2016 (Preliminary)||Percent Change|
|South Atlantic||52,950||52,655||-0.6 percent|
|North Central||56,571||54,189||-4.2 percent|
|South Gulf||48,440||49,665||+2.5 percent|