Miles Driven Report Continues to Show Travel Increase

Americans traveled 14.5% more on roads in June 2021 than in June 2020, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.

June 2021 saw 35.7 billion more vehicle miles logged than June 2020. Travel for June 2021 was approximately 282.5 billion vehicle miles.

Seasonally adjusted, 267 billion miles were traveled in June 2021, an increase of 14.9% or 34.7 billion vehicle miles over June 2020. This also represents a 1.7% increase or 4.5 billion vehicle miles compared to May 2021.

According to the FHA, cumulative travel in 2021 changed 13% or 173.1 billion vehicle miles, and the estimated cumulative so far for the year is 1,504.6 billion vehicle miles.

All U.S. regions saw an increase in miles driven for June 2021 compared to June 2021. The largest increase was in the Northeast with 19.9% and 36.8 billion vehicle miles. The West region saw an increase of 17.5% and 63.8 billion vehicle miles. The South Atlantic’s 14.2% increase is for 61.2 billion vehicle miles. The North Central region experienced a 12% increase and 62.6 billion vehicle miles. The South Gulf’s 58.1 billion vehicle miles is an 11.1% increase.

(In billions)

Region Total Travel Percentage Change 

Northeast

      36.8

                 19.9

West

      63.8

                 17.5

South Atlantic

      61.2

                 14.2

North Central

      62.6

                 12

South Gulf

      58.1

                 11.1

 

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