U.S. Oct. Motor Vehicle Travel Miles: Summary

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

Travel on all public roads rose 2.3 percent in Oct. from the same month last year. Travel totaled 258.7 billion miles in October.

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                         Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May    Oct.
                         2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
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                        -------------Billions of Traffic Miles-------------
Total                  258.7   241.7   267.0   263.6    258.1  262.1   252.9 
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 Rural Interstate       21.3    20.0    23.6    23.6     22.2   22.2    20.6 
 Rural Other Arterial   33.1    31.6    35.2    35.4     33.3   33.3    32.4 
 Other Rural            31.6    29.9    33.3    33.2     32.1   32.2    31.0 
 Urban Interstate       41.8    39.8    42.9    41.1     42.6   42.8    40.7 
 Urban Other Arterial   92.1    84.0    92.4    90.7     89.1   91.6    90.2 
 Other Urban            38.9    36.3    39.5    39.6     38.9   40.2    38.0 
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                         Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May    Oct.
                         2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
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                        --------------------YoY% Change--------------------
Total                    2.3%    1.5%    1.3%    1.6%   -0.3%    0.9%    1.2%
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 Rural Interstate        3.1%    1.8%    2.7%    2.1%    0.8%    2.0%   -0.5%
 Rural Other Arterial    2.3%    1.7%    1.4%    1.5%   -0.6%    0.4%    0.0%
 Other Rural             1.9%    1.7%    1.8%    1.7%   -0.4%    0.5%    0.3%
 Urban Interstate        2.6%    1.8%    1.3%    1.5%   -0.2%    1.0%    1.2%
 Urban Other Arterial    2.1%    0.9%    0.5%    1.4%   -0.6%    0.8%    2.0%
 Other Urban             2.4%    2.3%    1.7%    1.9%   -0.4%    0.9%    1.6%
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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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