Table A5 - Railroad Ton-Miles

Table A5 - Railroad Ton-Miles

(billions, unless otherwise noted)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003p
Waybill ton-miles, U.S. terminations1 1,055 1,033 1,089 1,124 1,208 1,303 1,362 1,374 1,433 1,490 1,530 1,581 1,587  
U.S.-Canada terminations. (million metric tons)2 11.479 10.398 11.362 12.482 14.502 15.391 16.474 18.403 17.099 15.175 17.624 19.813 19.606  
Conversion to short tons (millions) 12.653 11.462 12.525 13.759 15.986 16.966 18.160 20.286 18.849 16.728 19.427 21.840 21.612  
Average U.S. length of haul (miles)3 726 751 763 794 817 843 842 851 835 835 843 859 853  
Ton-miles, U.S.-Canada terminations 9.183 8.611 9.550 10.927 13.057 14.295 15.285 17.261 15.740 13.966 16.383 18.750 18.435  
Waybill ton-miles, all traffic                           1,621
Waybill tons, all rraffic (millions)                           2,078
Waybill tons, traffic within U.S. (millions)                           1,965
Mileage in Canada                           150
Canadian ton-miles                           17
Railroad ton-miles (improved BTS) 1,064 1,042 1,098 1,135 1,221 1,317 1,377 1,391 1,448 1,504 1,546 1,599 1,606 1,604
Class I ton-miles (NTS)4 1,034 1,039 1,067 1,109 1,201 1,306 1,356 1,349 1,377 1,433 1,466 1,495    
Railroad ton-miles (Eno)5 1,091 1,100 1,138 1,183 1,275 1,375 1,426 1,421 1,442 1,499 1,534 1,558    

1 U.S. Department of Transportation, Surface Transportation Board, Carload Waybill Sample (Washington, DC: 1990-2003).

2 Transport Canada, Transportation in Canada (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: 1990-2002), Addendum, table A6-10.

3 Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Various years), p. 36.

4 U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics (Washington, DC: 2003), table 1-44.

5 Eno Transportation Foundation, Transportation in America (Washington, DC: 2002), p. 42.

Key: p = preliminary.