Miles Driven Down Across the U.S.
April 29, 2013

by Jenna Reed,

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released its miles driven report for February 2013 showing miles driven dropped by 1.4 percent, down 3.1 billion miles, compared to February 2012. Total estimated travel for January 2013 is estimated to be 214.6 billion miles.

Travel across the U.S. declined, with only the South-Gulf region showing an increase of 0.3 percent. The steepest drop occurred in the North-East, which was down 4.5 percent. The North-Central and South-Atlantic regions declined by 2.4 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively. The West was down slightly at 0.2 percent. In January each region showed an increase.

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)

Region February 2012 February 2013 Percent Change
North-East 31,309 29,887 -4.5
South-Atlantic 47,081 46,543 -1.1
North-Central 48,707 47,558 -2.4
South-Gulf 44,762 44,905 0.3
West 45,795 45,691 -0.2
Total 217,656 214,586 -1.4

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