Miles Driven Continues Upward Trend

Travel on all roads and streets continued on an upward trend in June 2017, increasing 1.2 percent, or 3.4 billion vehicle miles, compared to June 2016, according to the latest figures from the Federal Highway Administration. However, month-over-month miles driven slightly decreased by .2 percent.

Travel for the month is estimated to be 280.9 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is up 1.6 percent, or 24.6 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 1,580.0 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, all regions showed growth. The region representing the strongest growth was the West, up 3.2 percent.

Comparing month-over-month figures, three regions showed growth. The region representing the strongest growth was the North Central, up 2.3 percent. Conversely, the South Atlantic experienced a decrease in travel of 3 percent.

Year-over-year figures in millions:

Region June 2017 June 2016 Percent Change
North East 39,078 38,778 .8
South Atlantic 58,781 58,052 1.3
North Central 63,893 63,552 .5
South Gulf 55,978 55,253 1.3
West 63,214 61,860 2.2
Total 280.9

(billions)

277.4

(billions)

1.2
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1 Response to Miles Driven Continues Upward Trend

  1. Great read. Crazy how much more we travel now. Id love to see data from 2007 compared to 2017.

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