U.S. Driving at Highest Level Since 2007
U.S. Driving at Highest Level Since 2007, New Data Show
Nearly Three Trillion Miles Traveled in 2013 Underscores Call for Greater Transportation Investment
WASHINGTON – New data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that Americans drove nearly 3 trillion miles in 2013, the highest level in six years, confirming estimates released last year and supporting calls for greater investment in roads, bridges, transit, and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to accommodate growing traffic volumes.
“Transportation is a critical engine of the nation’s economy,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “To prepare for the needs of the 21st century, Congress needs to pass the President’s GROW AMERICA Act. It would provide innovative financial assistance for infrastructure projects and increase investments to meet the growing transit needs of communities – whether urban, suburban or rural.”