November Travel on All Roads Surpasses Last Year’s Figures

Travel on all roads and streets experienced a slight uptick in November 2017, increasing 1.1 percent, or 2.8 billion vehicle miles, compared to November 2016, according to the latest figures from the Federal Highway Administration. Month-over-month miles driven dropped marginally by 5 percent. 

Travel for the month is estimated to be 261.4 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel increased by 1.3 percent, or 37.4 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 2,946.7 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, four regions experienced an increase, with the West representing the strongest growth, up 3.0 percent. Conversely, the North Central region decreased slightly by .7 percent.

Comparing month-over-month figures, travel continued to decrease in all regions. The region representing the strongest decline was the North Central, which was down 8.8 percent. The West experienced the slightest decrease in travel of 1 percent.

Year-over-year figures in millions:

Region Nov. 2017 Nov. 2016 Percent Change
Northeast 35,630 35,308 0.9
South Atlantic 56,312 55,487 1.5
North Central 55,728 56,106 -0.7
South Gulf 52,226 51,378 1.7
West 61,470 60,311 1.9
Total 261.4

(billions)

258.6

(billions)

1.1
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