U.S. highway travel down sixth month in a row-govt

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By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - Americans drove less in April for the sixth month in a row, following record gasoline prices and a jump in the number of riders taking public transportation, new government data shows. Americans drove 1.4 billion fewer highway miles, down 1.8 percent from a year earlier and 400 million miles less than in March, according to the U.S. Transportation Department. The high cost of gasoline has cut highway travel almost 20 billion miles, or 2.1 ...

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