Overall U.S. Traffic Is Down 16% for Year

August 21, 2020

Travel on all U.S. roads and streets for 2020 is down by 264.2 billion vehicle miles, or 16.6%, according to the Department of Transportation.

For June traffic was down 36.5 billion vehicle miles, or 13.0%, compared with June 2019. Travel for the month of June is estimated to have been 244.7 billion vehicle miles. That represents a 15.6% increase (31.3 billion vehicle miles) compared with May 2020.

Traffic in June was down the most (19.2%) in the Northeast states and the least (9.9%) in the South Gulf states.

The cumulative estimate for the year is 1,331.2 billion vehicle miles of travel.

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