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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Number registered (thousands) 272 314 378 462 529 593 627 631 645 654 670 686 695 698 716 729 746 750 761 777
Vehicle-kilometers traveled (millions) 6,920 7,564 7,242 9,817 9,817 7,242 9,173 9,334 9,334 9,817 10,300 10,300 10,562 11,011 11,277 12,331 12,215 11,389 (R) 11,016 10,683
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 3,747 3,886 3,938 4,347 4,210 3,883 (R) 3,784 3,621
Average kilometers traveled per vehicle (thousands) 25.4 24.1 19.2 21.2 18.6 12.2 14.6 14.8 14.5 15.0 15.4 15.0 15.2 15.8 15.8 16.9 16.4 15.2 14.5 13.8
Average kilometers traveled per liter 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (liters) 11,504 10,539 8,221 8,625 7,287 5,319 5,404 5,181 5,155 5,374 5,443 5,345 5,394 5,571 5,504 5,965 5,642 5,182 (R) 4,974 4,663

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES

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

1.609344 kilometers = 1 mile.3.785412 liters = 1 gallon.

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.

1995-2003: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.