August Miles Driven Shows Increases Across the Nation
October 29, 2012

by Casey Neeley,

The latest reports from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, show travel on U.S. roadways has increased 1.2 percent, or 3 billion vehicle miles, from August 2011 to August 2012. The increase in miles is a notable growth compared to the decrease of 0.8 billion miles (-0.3 percent) reported in July.
All five regions reported growth in miles driven. The most notable increase occurred in the Northeast which saw a 2.7 percent increase, or 1 billion more miles driven, over the year. The West and North Central regions each had more modest increases of 0.5 percent.

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)


Region August 2012 August 2011 Percent Change
Northeast 39,230 38,187 +2.7
South-Atlantic 53,701 53,065 +1.2
North-Central 59,648 59,351 +0.5
South-Gulf 51,619 50,875 +1.5
West 58,175 57,880 +0.5
Total 262,375 259,359 +1.2

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