Miles Driven Report Shows Sharp Increase in U.S. Travel

All road and street travel in the U.S. increased by 54.6%, or 90.6 billion vehicle miles, for April 2021, compared to April 2020, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.

Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 256.5 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year went up 8.6% or 75.2 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 947.5 billion vehicle miles of travel.

For April 2021, compared to April 2020, all U.S. regions saw increases in their miles driven. The Northeast region had the largest increase, as its percentage went up by 62.1%. The South Atlantic region had the next highest increase in it its miles driven, as it went up by 55.6%. The North Central region had an increase of 54.9%. The West region went up by 54.2%. The South Gulf region had the smallest increase at 49.5%.

The chart below was provided by the FHA and features estimated vehicle-miles of travel by region for April 2021 (in billions).

Region Total Travel Percentage Change 

North-East

31.5

62.1

South-Atlantic

55.7

55.6

North-Central

56.8

54.9

South-Gulf

54.4

49.5

West

58.1

54.2

 

This entry was posted in glassBYTEs Headlines and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *