Latest Miles Driven Report Shows Mostly Decreases

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 0.1%, or 0.1 billion vehicle miles, for November 2019, compared to November 2018, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.

Month-over-month miles driven remained the same when compared to October 2019.

Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 260.3 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year went up by 0.9%, or 25.3 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 2,995.2 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, a majority of the regions saw a decrease in its miles driven. The North-Central region had the largest decrease, as its percentage went down by 0.7%. The West region had the next highest percentage decrease in its miles driven, as it went down by 0.6%. The South-Gulf had a slight decrease of 0.1% when compared to the same time period last year. Both the Northeast and South-Atlantic regions increased. The Northeast rose by 1.7%, while the South-Atlantic 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
Northeast 36.0 1.7
South-Atlantic 57.3 0.2
North-Central 55.6 -0.7
South-Gulf 52.3 -0.1
West 59.2 -0.6

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