U.S. Travelers Continue to Hit the Roads; Miles
Driven Up 1.1 Percent for November 2010
January 21, 2011
Vehicle Miles Driven by
Region (in millions)
|Source: Federal Highway Administration
Vehicle travel on the nation's roadways rose 1.1 percent from November
2009 to November 2010, according to the latest report from the Federal
Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
A total of 241.8 billion vehicle miles were driven during the month,
compared with 239.2 billion vehicle miles driven during November
2009-a 2.6 billion increase.
This is the ninth consecutive month during which travel has risen
this year over the previous year.
However, vehicle travel dropped 6.8 percent from October to November-as
travel totaled 259,567 billion miles for the month of October 2010.
Regionally, travel was up throughout the nation as well, with the
greatest increase in the South-Atlantic region (see chart at right
for more information).
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