Travel on all roads and streets experienced an uptick in December 2017, increasing .7 percent, or 1.8 billion vehicle miles, compared to December 2016, according to the latest figures from the Federal Highway Administration. Month-over-month miles driven decreased slightly by .04 percent.
Travel for the month is estimated to be 261.8 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year increased by 1.2 percent, or 39.3 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 3,208.5 billion vehicle miles of travel.
On a year-over-year basis, three regions showed growth, with the West representing the strongest growth, up 2.2 percent. The region representing the strongest decrease was the South Atlantic, down .6 percent.
Comparing month-over-month figures, travel increased in three regions. The region representing the highest increase was the Northeast, up 4 percent. The South Gulf had the strongest decrease, down 2.6 percent.
Year-over-year figures in millions:
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