Table 2 - Major Elements of the U.S. Freight Transportation System: 2002

Table 2 - Major Elements of the U.S. Freight Transportation System: 2002

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Mode System extent
Highway Public roads
46,769 miles of Interstate highway
115,032 miles of other National Highway System roads
3,828,046 miles of other roads
Air Public-use airports
5,286 airports
Rail Miles of railroad operated
98,944 miles by Class I freight railroads in the United States (1)
15,648 miles by regional freight railroads
26,347 miles by local freight railroads
Water 26,000 miles of navigable waterways
Commercial waterway facilities
Great Lakes: 600 deep-draft
Great Lakes: 154 shallow-draft
Inland: 2,361 shallow-draft
Ocean: 4,284 deep-draft
Ocean: 1,765 shallow-draft
Locks: 275
Pipeline Oil
Crude lines: 64,336 miles of pipe
Product lines: 75,565 miles of pipe
Gas
Transmission: 309,503 miles of pipe
Distribution: 1,079,565 miles of pipe

(1) Includes 570 miles of railroad owned by Canada.

SOURCE: Various sources, as cited in USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics, available at http://www.bts.gov; Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts, 2003 (Washington, DC: 2004); USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2003 (Washington, DC: 2004), table HM-18; Oil & Gas Journal, Aug. 23, 2004; USDOT, Federal Transit Administration, 2002 National Transit Summaries and Trends, table 18 and appendix, available at www.ntdprogram.com; USDOT, BTS, "Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers, Summary Tables, 12 Months Ending Dec. 31, 2002," 2004; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Navigation Data Center, The U.S. Waterway System Facts, December 2003 (Alexandria, VA: 2003).