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 1999 P2000
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 R2,221 R2,245 R2,175 2,276 2,315
Passenger-miles (millions) N N N N 21,800 21,200 R20,981 R21,090 R20,336 R20,247 R18,832 R18,818 R19,096 R19,604 R20,360 21,205 21,241
Fuel consumed (million gallons diesel) 208 248 271 365 431 518 563 573 592 576 565 564 578 R598 607 618 635
Energy intensity (Btu / passenger-mile) N N N N 2,742 3,389 R3,723 3,767 R4,038 R3,944 R4,162 R4,155 R4,196 R4,228 R4,133 R4,044 4,147

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 referred to as the Public Transportation Fact Book.

SOURCE

American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book (Washington, DC: February 2001), tables 30, 42 and 65, and similar tables in earlier editions of the Transit Fact Book.