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2-2 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels: 2007-2010

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Mode 2007 2008 2009 2010
Air        
Air carrier 8,044 7,856 7,771 7,431
General aviation 231,607 228,663 223,877 223,370
Highway        
Light duty vehiclesa 235,678,150 236,448,155 234,467,679 230,444,440
Motorcycles 7,138,476 7,752,926 7,929,724 8,212,267
Busesb 834,436 843,308 841,993 846,051
Trucks 10,752,019 10,873,275 10,973,214 10,770,054
Rail—Passenger        
Amtrak–Cars 1,164 1,177 1,214 1,274
Amtrak–Locomotives 270 278 274 282
Commuter railcars and locomotives 6,279 6,494 6,722 6,768
Transitc 13,024 13,325 13,520 13,606
Rail—freight        
Class I–Freight cars 460,172 450,297 416,180 397,730
Class I–Locomotives 24,143 24,003 24,045 23,893
Other freight carsd 925,537 942,675 947,253 911,299
Waterborne        
Non-self-propelled vessels (barges)e 31,654 31,238 31,008 31,412
Self-propelled vessels 9,041 9,063 9,101 9,100
Oceangoing ships (1,000 gross tons and over) 275 272 196 U
Recreational boats (numbered boats) 12,873,091 12,692,892 12,721,541 12,438,926


aLight duty vehicles include passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles regardless of wheelbase. bIncludes municipally owned transit and commercial, Federal, and school buses. cIncludes light and heavy rail only. dIncludes Non-class I and car companies' and shippers' freight cars only. eSee Glossary for definitions.

Key: U = unavailable

Sources: Air—U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration. Highway—USDOT, Federal Highway Administration. Rail—Amtrak and Association of American Railroads. Transit—American Public Transportation Association. Waterborne—U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, and Maritime Administration as cited in USDOT, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-11, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html accessed September 2012.