All road and street travel improved by 1%, or 3 billion vehicle miles, for May 2019, compared to May 2018, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s most recent numbers.
Month-over-month miles driven decreased by 0.6% compared to April 2019.
Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 286.4 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year went up by 1.0%, or 13.3 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 1,307 billion vehicle miles of travel.
On a year-over-year basis, all but one of the regions saw an increase in its miles driven. The South-Atlantic saw the most improvement, as its percentage improved by 3.2%. The West region increased by 1.5%. The Northeast saw an increase of 0.8%, followed by the South-Gulf region which remained the same. The North-Central region declined by 0.3%.
Year-over-year figures in billions:
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