The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released its third monthly report for 2014 on U.S. automobile traffic volumes, which indicates that road travel is up 0.2 percent from 248.8 billion vehicle mile in March 2013 to 249.1 billion vehicle miles traveled in March 2014. Numbers in the East and Midwest maintained a downward trend due to a historically harsh winter, while miles traveled in the West and Southern Gulf continued to rise. Cumulative Travel for 2014 has decreased by 0.6 percent (-4.2 billion vehicle miles) in comparison to last year. With only a quarter of the year accounted for it is still too early to predict the vehicle miles traveled trend for 2014. U.S. driving increased modestly in 2012 and 2013.