Table 4-24. Energy Intensity of Transit Motor Buses

Table 4-24. Energy Intensity of Transit Motor Buses

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Vehicle-miles (millions) 1,576 1,528 1,409 1,526 1,677 1,863 2,130 2,167 2,178 2,210 2,162 2,184 2,165 2,307 2,291
Passenger-miles (millions) N N N N 21,800 21,200 21,000 21,100 20,300 20,200 18,800 18,800 19,100 20,400 20,603
Fuel consumed (million gallons diesel) 208 248 271 365 431 518 563 573 592 576 565 564 R577 R597 P554
Energy intensity (Btu/passenger-mile) N N N N 2,742 3,389 3,718 3,767 4,045 3,946 4,161 4,161 4,029 R4,059 3,730

KEY: Btu = British thermal unit; N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; R = revised.

NOTES: Heat equivalent factor used for Btu conversion is 138,700 Btu/gallon.
In January 2000, the American Public Transit Association changed its name to the American Public Transportation Association. The Transit Fact Book is now refered to as the Public Transportation Fact Book.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book (Washington, DC: March 2000), tables 65 and 79, and similar tables in earlier editions of the Transit Fact Book.