U.S. February Motor Vehicle Travel Miles: Summary

U.S. motorists drove less in Feb., according to the Department of Transportation.

Travel on all public roads fell 1.4 percent in Feb. from the same month last year. Travel totaled 214.6 billion miles in Feb.

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                         Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Feb.
                         2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012
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                        -------------Billions of Traffic Miles-------------
Total                   214.6   226.9  237.6   239.8   252.9   238.0    217.7
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 Rural Interstate        16.9    17.9   19.6    20.0    20.6    19.7     17.0
 Rural Other Arterial    26.2    27.2   29.0    30.3    32.4    31.1     26.6
 Other Rural             25.0    26.5   27.1    28.2    31.0    29.4     25.5
 Urban Interstate        35.3    37.4   39.3    39.6    40.7    39.1     35.6
 Urban Other Arterial    77.6    82.2   85.2    85.1    90.2    83.3     78.8
 Other Urban             33.6    35.6   37.5    36.6    38.0    35.5     34.2
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                         Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Feb.
                         2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012
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                        --------------------YoY% Change--------------------
Total                   -1.4%    0.6%   -2.9%    0.5%    0.3%   -1.6%    1.7%
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 Rural Interstate       -0.4%    1.2%   -1.5%    1.2%   -0.6%   -2.0%    3.1%
 Rural Other Arterial   -1.3%    0.0%   -2.7%    0.8%   -0.6%   -1.9%    1.8%
 Other Rural            -1.8%   -0.2%   -3.2%    0.6%   -0.2%   -1.4%    1.6%
 Urban Interstate       -1.0%    1.4%   -2.3%    0.2%    0.6%   -1.0%    2.4%
 Urban Other Arterial   -1.5%    0.5%   -3.2%    0.2%    0.5%   -1.5%    0.9%
 Other Urban            -1.8%    0.4%   -3.5%    0.7%    1.4%   -1.8%    1.8%
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NOTE: Totals in billions of miles. Total may not add due to rounding.

SOURCE: Department of Transportation

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