Steep Decline for all Regions in Latest Miles Driven Report

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 11.1%, or 28.9 billion vehicle miles, for November 2020, compared to November 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.

Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 231.6 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year went down by 13.7%, or 410 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 2,583.1 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, all of the regions saw decreases in its miles driven. The Northeast region had the largest decrease, as its percentage went down by 14.7%. The North-Central region had the next highest percentage decrease in its miles driven, as it went down by 13.8%. The South-Atlantic region had a decrease of 10.6%. The West region following close behind the South-Atlantic region with a decrease of 10.2% when compared to the same time period last year. The South-Gulf region went down by 7.4% when compared to its 2019 results during the same time period.

The chart below was provided by the FHA and features year-over-year figures in billions:

Region

2020 Total Travel in Billions of Miles

Percentage Change from 2019

Northeast

30.7

-14.7

South-Atlantic

51.3

-10.6

North-Central

47.9

-13.8

South-Gulf

48.4

-7.4

West

53.3

-10.2

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