U.S. Driving at Highest Level in Six Years
New Data Show U.S. Driving at Highest Level in Six Years
Nearly Three Trillion Miles Traveled Over Last 12 Months
Supports Call for Greater Transportation Investment
WASHINGTON – New estimates released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that American driving between July 2013 and June 2014 is at levels not seen since 2008, fueling calls for greater investment in highways that must bear growing volumes of traffic.
“More people driving means our economy is picking up speed,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “It also means we need to increase our investment in transportation to meet this demand, which is why Congress needs to pass the President’s four-year, $302 billion GROW AMERICA Act.”