U.S. July Motor Vehicle Travel Miles: Summary

U.S. motorists drove more in July, according to the Department of Transportation.

Travel on all public roads rose 1.6 percent in July from the same month last year. Travel totaled 263.6 billion miles in July.

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                         July    June     May   April   March    Feb.    July
                         2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
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                        -------------Billions of Traffic Miles-------------
Total                  263.6    258.1  262.1   251.1   248.8    214.6  259.4 
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 Rural Interstate       23.6     22.2   22.2    20.4    20.5     16.9   23.1 
 Rural Other Arterial   35.4     33.3   33.3    30.7    30.9     26.2   34.9 
 Other Rural            33.2     32.1   32.2    30.2    29.8     25.0   32.6 
 Urban Interstate       41.1     42.6   42.8    40.7    40.6     35.3   40.5 
 Urban Other Arterial   90.7     89.1   91.6    90.1    88.9     77.6   89.5 
 Other Urban            39.6     38.9   40.2    39.1    38.2     33.6   38.8 
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                         July    June     May   April   March    Feb.    July
                         2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
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                        --------------------YoY% Change--------------------
Total                    1.6%   -0.3%    0.9%    1.2%   -1.5%   -1.4%    0.6%
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 Rural Interstate        2.1%    0.8%    2.0%   -0.5%    1.6%   -0.5%    1.1%
 Rural Other Arterial    1.5%   -0.6%    0.4%    0.0%   -1.3%   -1.4%    0.0%
 Other Rural             1.7%   -0.4%    0.5%    0.4%   -2.5%   -1.8%   -0.4%
 Urban Interstate        1.5%   -0.2%    1.0%    1.2%   -0.7%   -1.1%    1.4%
 Urban Other Arterial    1.4%   -0.6%    0.8%    2.0%   -2.0%   -1.5%    0.6%
 Other Urban             1.9%   -0.4%    0.9%    1.5%   -2.0%   -1.9%    0.6%
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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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