NEW YORK (Reuters) - Motorists traveled 2.5% more miles on U.S. roads and highways in April compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report late Thursday.
Drivers logged an estimated 279.3 billion vehicle miles in the month. Miles have risen 1% 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 Jonathan Oatis