Table 3-15b. Average Passenger Fares (Chained 1996 $)

Table 3-15b. Average Passenger Fares (Chained 1996 $)

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  R1960 R1965 R1970 R1975 R1980 R1985 R1990 R1991 R1992 R1993 R1994 R1995 R1996 R1997 1998
Air carrier, domestic, scheduled service 192.03 181.93 177.59 174.16 184.39 143.77 133.24 125.89 117.06 119.91 109.61 109.68 110.37 110.59 108.33
Class I bus, intercitya 14.31 14.55 16.64 17.73 23.04 18.61 24.98 25.77 23.90 23.28 21.00 20.67 22.85 19.94 U
Transit, all modesb (unlinked) 0.81 0.85 0.96 0.88 0.65 0.82 0.83 0.83 0.82 0.84 0.90 0.90 0.93 0.86 0.83
Commuter rail 3.72 3.78 3.67 3.38 3.07 4.43 3.58 3.55 3.49 3.37 3.39 3.22 3.25 3.20 3.11
Intercity/Amtrakc 24.55 20.90 13.94 42.08 38.62 40.64 47.58 47.53 45.41 42.99 40.53 40.14 42.54 42.95 41.76

a Regular route intercity service.
b Prior to 1984, excludes commuter railroad, automated guideway, urban ferryboat, demand response, and most rural and smaller systems.
c Amtrak began operations in 1971.

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

SOURCES: See Table 2-15a for data sources.

NOTE: BTS converted current dollars to chained dollars using a combination of deflators constructed from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index and the Bureau of Economic Analysis' chain-type price index.