Down 1.2 Percent in March from Previous Year
June 5, 2009
U.S. travel decreased 1.2 percent in March 2009 from the previous
year-a drop of 3.1 billion vehicle driven miles. In March 2009,
the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration
estimates that 245.1 billion vehicle miles were driven throughout
the United States.
Travel actually increased from the previous year in three of the
five regionsthe Northeast, South-Central and South-Gulf Regions.
|Estimated Miles Driven by Region
||Total Miles Traveled in March 2008
||Total Miles Traveled in March 2009
*All figures are in millions except for totals.
Cumulative travel for all of the United States also only shows
a 1.7-percent decrease as of the end of March 2009. It is estimated
that 695.2 billion vehicle miles were driven by the end of March
2008, compared with 683.7 by the end of March 2009.
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