Increases for All Regions Seen In Latest Miles Driven Report

All road and street travel increased by 1%, or 2.1 billion vehicle miles, for October 2019, compared to October 2018, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.

Month-over-month miles driven slightly decreased by a total of 0.3% compared to September 2019.

Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 285.1 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year went up by 1%, or 27 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 2,722.1 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, every region saw an increase in its miles driven. The West region had the largest increase, as its percentage rose by 1.6%. The South-Atlantic region had the next highest percentage in its miles driven, as it increased by 1.1%. Both the Northeast and South-Gulf regions increased by 0.8%, followed by the North-Central region which improved by 0.7%.

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
Northeast 38.6 0.8
South-Atlantic 62.2 1.1
North-Central 63.9 0.7
South-Gulf 56.1 0.8
West 64.2 1.6


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