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U.S. Miles Driven Increased 1.6 Percent In January

U.S. vehicle travel increased 1.6 percent, or 3.50 billion miles, in January on a year-over-year basis, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Travel was up across most regions, with the largest percentage gain coming from the Northeast (up 4.6 percent). This was followed by the North Central region (up 2.1 percent), the South Gulf (up 2.0 percent) and the South Atlantic (up 1.8 percent). The West region posted the only decline (down 1.5 percent).