Table 4-24M: Energy Intensity of Transit Motor Buses

Table 4-24M: 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-kilometers (millions) 2,536 2,459 2,268 2,456 2,699 2,998 3,428 3,487 3,505 3,557 3,479 3,515 R3,574 R3,613 R3,500 3,663 3,725
Passenger-kilometers (millions) N N N N 35,084 34,118 R33,766 R33,941 R32,728 R32,584 R30,307 R30,285 R30,732 R31,550 R32,766 34,126 34,184
Fuel consumed (million liters diesel) 787 939 1,026 1,382 1,632 1,961 2,132 2,169 2,241 2,179 2,139 2,134 2,187 R2,264 2,296 2,340 2,404
Energy intensity (kilojoules / passenger-kilometers) N N N N 4,229 5,226 R2,441 2,470 R2,647 R2,586 R2,729 R2,724 R2,751 R2,772 R2,710 R2,651 2,719

KEY: N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; R = revised.

NOTES

Heat equivalent factor used for joule conversion is 38,657,950 joules/liter.

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.

1.609344 kilometers = 1 mile.

3.785412 liters = 1 gallon.

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.