U.S. road travel rose by 3.2 percent in June vs year earlier: DOT

August 22, 2016 12:09 PM EDT

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drivers logged 3.2 percent more miles in June than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report on Monday.

Travel for the month is estimated to be 282.3 billion vehicle miles, the DOT said. Total mileage year to date has risen by 3.3 percent to 1,580.2 billion vehicle miles, the report said.

(Reporting by Catherine Ngai; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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