Fourth Consecutive January with Increased Travel

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has released its traffic volume report for the month of January, where the report found that road travel in the United States increased for January 2017, as compared with January 2016.

Seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for January 2017 is 266.1 billion miles, an increase of 2.2 percent (5.8 billion vehicle miles) from last year, marking the fourth year in a row that January miles driven has increased.

Whereas the seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for January 2016 is 264.3 billion miles, a 2.7 percent (7.0 billion vehicle miles) increase over January 2015.

Cumulative travel for 2017 increased 2.2 percent with 242.3 billion vehicle miles of travel, according to the report.

Estimated Vehicle-Miles (Billions) of Travel by Region – January 2017

Region Total Travel    Percentage Change

North-East                   32.9     3.2

South-Atlantic            54.3     4.3

North-Central             53.8     0.9

South-Gulf                   50.3     1.4

West                              51.0     1.6

Estimated Vehicle-Miles (Billions) of Travel by Region – January 2016

Region Total Travel    Percentage Change

North-East                   32.5     3.7

South-Atlantic             52.7     1.1

North-Central             54.2     1.4

South-Gulf                   49.7     3.1

West                              51.8     1.6

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