U.S. drivers logged 3.2% more miles in June than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report on Aug. 22.
Travel for the month is estimated to be 282.3 billion vehicle miles, the DOT said. Total mileage year to date has risen by 3.3% to 1,580.2 billion vehicle miles, the report said.
“The seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for June 2016 were 268.1 billion miles. June [vehicle miles traveled] increased by 2.9% compared to the previous June and by 0.5% compared with seasonally adjusted May 2016 figures. The estimates include passenger vehicle, bus and truck travel,” DOT said in a statement.
Total mileage increased in all five regions of the United States, with the largest rise in the West at 4.1%. The increase in the 13-state region stretching from California to Montana, including Hawaii and Alaska continues a streak on consecutive monthly increases that began in October 2013, according to DOT.
The Northeast had the smallest increase with a 2.4% increase in vehicle miles travelled for the month.
North Dakota had the nation’s only unadjusted traffic decrease for the month.