Table 28. Percent of Disabled and Nondisabled by Type of Transportation Used for Long-Distance Travel in Past Year

Table 28. Percent of Disabled and Nondisabled by Type of Transportation Used for Long-Distance Travel in Past Year

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Types of transportation Disability status
Disabled Nondisabled
Percent Standard Error Percent Standard Error
Private motor vehicle as a driver 49.22 2.27 54.27 1.11
Private motor vehicle as a passenger 53.94 2.17 55.57 1.18
Motorized personal transportation 0.20 0.12 0.11 0.09
Carpool or vanpool/group car or van 0.78 0.28 1.32 0.29
Commercial airline 31.49 2.01 40.10 1.25
Private or charter airplane 1.40 0.84 1.31 0.26
Intercity bus 3.49 0.93 3.21 0.45
Private or chartered bus 4.02 0.57 4.85 0.58
Public bus 1.63 0.45 1.10 0.30
School bus 0.59 0.21 1.18 0.28
Paratransit van/bus by public transit authority 0.20 0.14 0.10 0.08
Special transport served by human service agency 0.26 0.12 0.00  
Amtrak/intercity 5.15 1.12 3.59 0.42
Subway/light rail/commuter train 1.59 0.63 2.37 0.37
Bicycle/pedal cycles 0.21 0.03 0.57 0.17
Taxicab 0.83 0.28 1.26 0.24
Works at home/home-schooled 0.00   0.05 0.05
Telecommutes 0.18 0.13 0.06 0.05
Walking 0.31 0.12 0.70 0.23
Other transportation 5.78 1.18 4.00 0.52

NOTE: This table contains the weighted percent or weighted mean and the standard error. Cells with a small sample size (

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2002 National Transportation Availability and Use Survey