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U.S. May Motor Vehicle Travel Miles: Summary

July 22 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. motorists drove more in May, according to the Department of Transportation.

Travel on all public roads rose 0.9 percent in May from the same month last year. Travel totaled 262.1 billion miles in May

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                          May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.     May
                         2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
=============================================================================
                        -------------Billions of Traffic Miles-------------
Total                  262.1   251.1   248.8    214.6  227.0   237.6   259.9 
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 Rural Interstate       22.2    20.4    20.5     16.9    17.9   19.6    21.7 
 Rural Other Arterial   33.3    30.7    30.9     26.2    27.2   29.0    33.2 
 Other Rural            32.2    30.2    29.8     25.0    26.5   27.1    32.0 
 Urban Interstate       42.8    40.7    40.6     35.3    37.4   39.3    42.4 
 Urban Other Arterial   91.6    90.1    88.9     77.6   82.3    85.2    90.8 
 Other Urban            40.2    39.1    38.2     33.6   35.7    37.5    39.8 
=============================================================================
                          May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.     May
                         2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
=============================================================================
                        --------------------YoY% Change--------------------
Total                    0.9%    1.2%   -1.5%   -1.4%    0.6%   -2.9%    1.2%
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 Rural Interstate        2.1%   -0.5%    1.6%   -0.5%    1.2%   -1.5%    2.0%
 Rural Other Arterial    0.3%    0.0%   -1.3%   -1.4%    0.0%   -2.7%    1.7%
 Other Rural             0.5%    0.4%   -2.5%   -1.8%   -0.2%   -3.2%    1.4%
 Urban Interstate        0.9%    1.2%   -0.7%   -1.1%    1.4%   -2.3%    0.8%
 Urban Other Arterial    0.8%    2.0%   -2.0%   -1.5%    0.5%   -3.2%    0.7%
 Other Urban             0.9%    1.5%   -2.0%   -1.9%    0.4%   -3.5%    1.9%
=============================================================================
NOTE: Totals in billions of miles. Total may not add due to rounding.

SOURCE: Department of Transportation

To contact the reporter on this story: Kristy Scheuble in Washington at kmckeaney@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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