FIGURE 4 Person-Miles of Travel (PMT) Trends for Vehicles and Public Transit

FIGURE 4 Person-Miles of Travel (PMT) Trends for Vehicles and Public Transit

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  Annual private vehicle PMT (billions)
Transit PMT
Transit PMT (millions)
Total U.S. vehicle PMT
1990 42,851 3,516,754
1991 41,760 3,540,442
1992 41,400 3,640,385
1993 40,017 3,697,169
1994 39,109 3,772,141
1995 39,281 3,876,517
1996 40,960 3,996,345
1997 42,151 4,121,856
1998 44,860 4,257,600
1999 46,554 4,385,093
2000 48,426 4,482,179
2001 49,839 4,533,783
2002 49,034 4,611,818
2003 48,035 4,694,227
2004 48,980 4,765,962

Note: Scales vary by a factor of 100.

Source: University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research, analysis of FHWA and APTA data.