FILE PHOTO: Traffic is pictured at twilight along 42nd St. in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Motorists traveled 0.7% more miles on U.S. roads and highways in August compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report Thursday.
Drivers logged an estimated 288.1 billion vehicle miles in the month. Miles have risen 0.9% in all of 2019 compared with a year earlier.
The data can be used as an indicator of demand for gasoline and diesel.
Reporting By Jessica Resnick-Ault; editing by David Evans