Pumping the Breaks on June Roadway Travel

Updated travel numbers show the amount of miles driven increased in June. All road and street travel went up by 0.3 percent, or 0.9 billion vehicle miles, compared to June 2017, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s most recent numbers.

Month-over-month miles driven slightly decreased by 0.01 percent (0.3 billion vehicle miles) compared to May 2018.

Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 281.4 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is up by 0.3 percent, or 5.2 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 1,581.4 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, the South-Atlantic, South–Gulf and West regions grew. The South-Atlantic grew by 1.3 percent. There was slight growth of 0.6 percent for the South-Gulf and 0.4 percent growth for the West. The North-East and North-Central regions decreased. There was a 0.4 percent decrease for the North-East, while North-Central decreased by 0.6 percent.

Year-over-year figures in billions:

Region Total Travel Percentage Change
North-East 38.2 -0.4
South-Atlantic 60.1 1.3
North-Central 63.1 -0.6
South-Gulf 57.0 0.6
West 63.0 0.4
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