Table 1-41 U.S. Ton-Miles of Freight (Millions)

Table 1-41 U.S. Ton-Miles of Freight (Millions)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Air carrier, domestic, all servicesa 553 1,353 2,709 3,470 4,528 5,156 9,064 8,860 9,820 10,675 11,803 12,520 12,861 13,601 13,756
Intercity truck 285,000 359,000 412,000 454,000 555,000 610,000 735,000 758,000 815,000 861,000 908,000 921,000 972,000 R996,000 1,027,000
Class I railb 572,309 697,878 764,809 754,252 918,958 876,984 1,033,969 1,038,875 1,066,781 1,109,309 1,200,701 1,305,688 1,355,975 1,348,926 1,376,802
Domestic water transportation                             
Coastwise U 302,546 359,784 315,846 d631,149 610,977 479,134 502,133 502,311 448,404 457,601 440,345 408,086 349,843 314,864
Lakewise U 75,918 79,416 68,517 61,747 48,184 60,930 55,339 55,785 56,438 58,263 59,704 58,335 62,166 61,654
Internal U 109,701 155,816 180,399 227,343 232,708 292,393 289,959 297,639 283,894 297,762 306,329 296,791 294,023 294,896
Intraport U 1,638 1,179 1,222 1,596 1,102 1,087 968 950 922 1,293 1,350 1,475 1,378 1,381
Total domestic water transportationcU 489,803 596,195 565,984 921,835 892,970 833,544 848,399 856,685 789,658 814,919 807,728 764,687 707,410 672,795
Oil pipeline229,000 306,000 431,000 507,000 588,200 564,300 584,100 578,500 588,800 592,900 591,400 601,100 619,200 616,500 619,800
TOTAL1,562,000 1,854,000 2,207,000 2,285,000 R2,989,000 2,949,000 3,196,000 3,233,000 3,337,000 3,364,000 R3,527,000 3,648,000 3,725,000 R3,682,000 3,710,000

a Includes freight, express, and mail revenue ton-miles as reported on U.S. DOT Form 41.
b Revenue ton-miles.
c Excludes intraterritorial traffic, for which ton-miles were not compiled.
d Reflects startup between 1975 and 1980 of Alaska pipeline and consequent water transportation of crude petroleum from Alaskan ports to mainland United States for refining.

KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available.

NOTE: Domestic water transportation numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES:
Air carrier, domestic, all services:
1960-65: Civil Aeronautics Board, Handbook of Airline Statistics, 1969 (Washington, DC: 1970).
1970-80: Ibid., Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), p. 2, line 3.
1985-98: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), p. 2, line 3.
Intercity truck:
1960-98: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 1998 (Washington, DC: 1999), p. 44.
Class I rail:
1960-98: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: 1999), p. 27.
Domestic water transportion:
1965-98: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the U.S. (New Orleans, LA: Annual issues), part 5, section 1, table 1-4, and similar tables in earlier editions.
Oil pipeline:
1960-70: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 1998 (Washington, DC: 1998), p. 44.
1975: Association of Oil Pipe Lines, Shifts in Petroleum Transportation (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 4.
1980-98: Ibid., Shifts in Petroleum Transportation (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 1.