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 2004 2005 2006 2007
Number registered (thousands) 272 314 378 462 529 593 627 631 645 654 670 686 695 698 716 729 746 750 761 777 795 807 822 834
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 11,016 10,916 10,945 11,233 (R) 10,917 11,227
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 3,784 3,668 5,149 4,240 (R) 4,347 4,329
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 (R) 15.2 14.5 14.1 13.8 13.9 (R) 13.3 13.5
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 (R) 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.1 2.6 (R) 2.5 2.6
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 (R) 5,181 4,974 4,723 6,474 5,253 (R) 5,289 5,188

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES:
Includes both publicly and privately owned school, transit, and other commercial buses.
1 Gallon = 3.78541178 litre and 1 mile = 1.609344 kilometer.

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, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.cfm as of April 16, 2009.
1995-2007: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.cfm as of April 16, 2009.