Table 3-16. Average Passenger Revenue per Passenger-Mile (Current cent)

Table 3-16. Average Passenger Revenue per Passenger-Mile (Current cent)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Air carrier, domestic, scheduled service6.1 6.1 6.0 7.7 11.5 12.2 13.4 13.2 12.9 13.7 13.1 13.5 13.8 13.9 14.0
Index (1980 = 100) 53 53 52 67 100 106 117 115 112 R119 114 117 120 121 122
Class I bus,a intercity2.7 2.9 3.6 4.9 7.3 9.9 11.6 12.0 11.8 12.0 11.6 12.2 12.3 12.5 P12.5
Index (1990 = 100) 23 25 31 42 63 85 100 103 102 103 100 106 106 108 108
Commuter rail2.9 3.3 3.8 4.6 6.7 12.1 13.5 13.0 13.3 14.3 13.6 13.1 13.7 R14.7 P14.6
Index (1990 = 100) R22 R25 28 34 50 90 100 R97 99 R107 101 97 R102 R109 109
Intercity/Amtrakb3.0 3.1 4.0 5.7 8.2 11.3 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.0 13.7 14.6 16.6 17.3 17.5
Index (1990 = 100) 21 22 28 40 58 80 100 100 100 99 97 103 118 123 124
Consumer Price Index (1982-84=100)30 32 39 54 82 108 131 136 140 145 148 152 157 161 c163

a Regular route intercity service.
b Amtrak began operations in 1971.
c Beginning in 1998, data reflect changes in series composition and renaming.

KEY: P = Preliminary; R = revised.

SOURCES:
Air carrier, domestic, scheduled service:
1960: Civil Aeronautics Board, Handbook of Airline Statistics, 1969 (Washington, DC: February 1970), part III, table 2 (passenger-miles); part IV, table 2 (passenger revenues).
1965-70: Ibid., Handbook of Airline Statistics, 1973 (Washington, DC: March 1974), part III, table 2 (passenger-miles); part IV, table 2 (passenger revenues).
1975-80: Ibid., Air Carrier Financial Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues), p. 2, line 3.
Ibid., Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues), p. 4, line 9.
1985-98: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Financial Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues), p. 1, line 3.
Ibid., Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues), p. 2, line 9 (total passenger operating revenues/total revenue passenger-miles).
Intercity class I bus and commuter rail:
1960-98: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 1998 (Washington, DC: 2000), p. 50.
Intercity/Amtrak:
1960-70: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
1975-80: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 1994 (Lansdowne, VA: 1994), p. 50.
1985-98: Amtrak. Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues) (transportation revenues/passenger-miles).
Consumer Price Index:
1960-98: Council of Economic Advisors, Economic Report of the President, 2000 (Washington, DC: 2000), table B-58.