Table 4-15M. Bus Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-15M. Bus Fuel Consumption and Travel

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Number registered (thousands) 272 314 378 462 529 593 627 631 645 654 670 686 695 698 716
Vehicle-kilometers traveled (millions)R 6,920 7,564 7,242 9,817 9,817 7,242 9,173 9,334 9,334 9,817 10,300 10,300 10,622 R11,011 11,259
Fuel consumed (million liters) 3,131 3,312 3,104 3,986 3,854 3,157 3,388 3,271 3,324 3,517 3,649 3,664 3,748 R3,888 3,971
Average kilometers traveled per vehicle (thousands) 25.4 R24.1 R19.2 21.2 R18.6 R12.2 R14.6 14.8 14.5 15.0 15.4 15.0 15.3 R15.8 15.7
Average kilometers traveled per liter 2.2 R2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
Average fuel consumed per vehicleR (liters) 11,504 10,539 8,221 R8,627 R7,291 5,319 R5,406 5,181 5,155 5,374 5,443 5,345 R5,394 R5,568 5,549

KEY: R = revised. 

NOTE: Includes both publicly and privately owned school, transit, and other commercial buses. 

SOURCES: 1960-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A. 
1995-98: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.