November Travel Continued Downward Trajectory

Travel on all roads and streets experienced a slight uptick in November 2017, increasing 1.1 percent, or 2.8 billion vehicle miles, compared to November 2016, according to the latest figures from the Federal Highway Administration. Month-over-month miles driven increased slightly by .4 percent.  

Travel for the month is estimated to be 261.4 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is up 1.3 percent, or 37.4 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 2,946.7 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, four regions showed growth. The region representing the strongest growth was the West, up 1.9 percent. Conversely, the North Central region decreased by .7 percent.

Comparing month-over-month figures, all regions decreased. The region representing the strongest decline was North Central, which dropped 9 percent.

Year-over-year figures in millions:

RegionNovember 2017November 2016Percent Change
Northeast35,63035,3080.9
South Atlantic56,31255,4871.5
North Central55,72856,106-0.7
South Gulf52,22651,3781.7
West61,47060,3111.9
Total261.4

(billions)

258.6

(billions)

1.1

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