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

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

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
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 14.0 14.1 14.0 14.6 13.2 12.0 12.3 12.0 (R) 12.3 13.0
Index (1990 = 100) 46 46 45 57 86 91 100 99 96 102 98 101 103 104 105 104 109 99 90 92 90 (R) 92 97
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 12.6 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.9 U U U U U
Index (1990 = 100) 23 25 31 42 63 86 100 104 102 104 101 106 106 109 110 110 111 112 U U U U U
Commuter rail 2.9 3.3 3.8 4.6 6.7 12.1 13.4 13.0 13.3 14.3 13.5 13.1 13.7 14.7 14.4 14.9 14.6 15.1 15.2 16.2 16.6 18.2 U
Index (1990 = 100) 22 25 28 34 50 90 100 97 99 107 101 97 102 109 107 111 109 112 113 121 124 136 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 23.2 24.9 26.8 25.0 26.0 27.2 29.7
Index (1990 = 100) 21 22 28 40 58 80 100 100 100 99 97 103 118 123 124 130 165 176 190 177 185 194 217
Consumer Price Index (1982-84 = 100) 30 32 39 54 82 108 131 136 140 145 148 152 157 161 c 163 d 167 172 177 180 184 189 195 202

KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available.

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.

1985-2006: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Financial Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues), p. 4, line 9 and similar pages in previous editions; and Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues), p. 4 and similar pages in previous editions (total passenger operating revenues / total revenue passenger-miles).

Intercity class I bus:

1960-2001: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), p. 48.

Commuter rail:

1960-1985: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America, 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), p. 48.

1990-2005: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book 2006 (Washington, DC: 2006), tables 10 and 51 (passenger fares / passenger miles).

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.

1985-2002: Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues) (transportation revenues / passenger-miles).

2003-06: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2007 (Washington, DC: 2007), p. 77 and similar pages in previous editions (passenger revenue/revenue passenger miles).

Consumer Price Index:

1960-2006: Council of Economic Advisors, Economic Report of the President, 2006 (Washington, DC: 2006), table B-60.