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)
Northeast 35,321 36,009 +1.9
South Atlantic 49,787 50,908 +2.3
North Central 53,195 53,529 +0.6
South Gulf 47,519 48,590 +2.3
West 46,924 47,532 +1.3
Total 239,185 241,816 +1.1
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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