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 2007
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 12.3 13.0 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 92 97 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 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 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 18.0 U
Index (1990 = 100) 22 25 28 34 50 90 100 97 99 107 101 97 102 109 107 111 109 112 113 121 124 136 134 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 30.7
Index (1990 = 100) 21 22 28 40 58 80 100 100 100 99 97 103 118 123 124 130 165 176 190 177 (R) 184 (R) 192 (R) 210 217
Consumer Price Index (1990 = 100) 23 24 30 41 63 82 100 104 107 111 113 117 120 123 125 127 132 136 138 141 145 149 154 159

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

a Regular route intercity service.
b Amtrak began operations in 1971.

NOTE:
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics rebased the consumer price index from 1982-84=100 to 1990=100.

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.
1985-2007: 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 3 and similar pages in previous editions; and Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues), p. 3, line 9, 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. 48.1990-2006: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book 2008 (Washington, DC: 2008), tables 2 and 40 (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).
2003-07: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2008 (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), p. 77 and similar pages in previous editions (passenger revenue/revenue passenger miles).
Consumer Price Index:
1960-2007: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index-Urban, U.S. All Items Indexes, available at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ as of Apr. 08, 2009.