in U.S. Travel Becomes Less Drastic; Only Down .9 Percent since February
U.S. travel showed a modest decrease of 0.9 percent in February 2009 from the previous yeara drop of only 1.9 billion vehicle driven miles. In February 1009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration estimates that 215.8 billion vehicle miles were driven throughout the United States.
Travel actually increased from the previous year in both the Northeast and North-Central regions.
Cumulative travel for all of the United States also only shows a 1.9-percent decrease as of the end of February 2009. It is estimated that 438.5 billion vehicle miles were driven by the end of February 2009, compared with 447.1 by the end of February 2009.
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