Table 3-16: Average Passenger Revenue per Passenger-Mile

Table 3-16: Average Passenger Revenue per Passenger-Mile

(Current )

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Air carrier, domestic, scheduled service 6.1 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 14.0 14.6
Index (1980 = 100) 53 53 52 67 100 106 117 115 112 119 114 117 120 121 122 121 127
Class I bus, intercitya 2.7 2.9 3.6 4.9 7.3 9.9 11.6 12.0 11.8 12.0 11.6 12.2 12.3 R12.6 R12.8 12.8 U
Index (1990 = 100) 23 25 31 42 63 R86 100 R104 102 R104 101 106 106 R109 R110 110 U
Commuter rail 2.9 3.3 3.8 4.6 6.7 12.1 13.5 13.0 13.3 14.3 13.6 13.1 13.7 14.7 R14.7 15.0 U
Index (1990 = 100) 22 25 28 34 50 90 100 97 99 107 101 97 102 109 R109 111 U
Intercity/Amtrakb 3.0 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 18.4 U
Index (1990 = 100) 21 22 28 40 58 80 100 100 100 99 97 103 118 123 124 130 U
Consumer Price Index (1982-84=100) 30 32 39 54 82 108 131 136 140 145 148 152 157 161 c163 d167 U

KEY: P = Preliminary; R = revised; U = unavailable.

a Regular route intercity service.

b Amtrak began operations in 1971.

c Beginning in 1998, data reflect changes in series composition and renaming.

d Beginning in 1999, data reflect changes in the formula used for calculating the basic components of the consumer price index.

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.

1985-2000: 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:

1960-1999: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001), p. 18.

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.

1985-99: Amtrak. Amtrak Annual Report,Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues) (transportation revenues/passenger-miles).

Consumer Price Index:

1960-99: Council of Economic Advisors, Economic Report of the President, 2000 (Washington, DC: 2000), table B-58.