All road and street travel increased by 0.7%, or 2.1 billion vehicle miles, for August 2019, compared to August 2018, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.
Month-over-month miles driven slightly decreased by a total of 0.01% compared to July 2019.
Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 288.1 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year went up by 0.9%, or 19.5 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 2,169.1 billion vehicle miles of travel.
On a year-over-year basis, every region saw an increase in its miles driven. The Northeast region had the largest increase, as its percentage rose by 1.3%. The South-Gulf region had the next highest percentage in its miles driven, as it increased by 0.5%. The South-Atlantic wasn’t too far behind, as it saw an increase of 0.3%, followed by the North-Central region which improved by 0.2%.
The chart below was provided by the FHA and features year-over-year figures in billions:
|Region||2019 Total Travel in Billions||Percentage Change from 2018|