Good News: Road Travel Continues to Increase—Eight Months in a Row
December 28, 2010
Vehicle travel on the nation’s roadways rose 1.9 percent from October 2009 to October 2010, according to the latest report from the Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. A total of 259.5 billion vehicle miles were driven during the month, compared with 254.6 billion vehicle miles driven during October 2009—a 4.9 billion mile increase.
This is the eight consecutive month during which travel has risen this year over last year.
In addition, comparing month to month results, travel was up 0.5 percent for October—compared with 247.8 billion vehicle miles driven during the month of September.
Regionally, travel was up throughout the nation as well, with the greatest increases in the North Central and South Gulf regions (see chart below for more information).
|Vehicle Miles Driven by Region (in millions)
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