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U.S. Vehicle Travel Fell 2.3 Percent In October

U.S. vehicle travel fell 2.3 percent, or 6 billion vehicle miles, in October 2011 as compared to a year earlier, according to data from the Federal Highway Administration. Once again, the South Atlantic region led the way with a drop of 3.1 percent, followed by the Northeast with a decline of 2.5 percent. Next was the South Gulf region, which was down 2.4 percent, and the North Central with a fall of 2.3 percent. The West fared the best with a decline of only 1.3 percent. Through the first 10 months of 2011, total U.S. travel was down 1.4 percent, or 36 billion vehicle miles.