The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released its fourth monthly report for 2014 on U.S. automobile traffic volumes, which indicates that road travel is up 1.8 percent from 250.3 billion vehicle miles in April 2013 to 254.9 billion vehicle miles traveled in April 2014. Numbers in the Northeast maintained a slight downward trend due to the remnants of a historically harsh winter, while miles traveled throughout the rest of the Continental United States increased in comparison to last year. Cumulative Travel for 2014 has increased by 0.3 billion vehicle miles in contrast to last year. With only a third of the year accounted for it is still too early to identify a vehicle miles traveled trend for 2014. U.S. driving increased modestly in 2012 and 2013.