Table 3-6: National Transportation and Economic Trends

Table 3-6: National Transportation and Economic Trends

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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 2008
Passenger-miles (billions) 1,327 1,630 2,170 2,561 2,895 3,326 3,946 3,976 4,089 4,166 4,262 4,309 4,442 4,580 4,706 4,837 4,953 5,179 (R) 5,182 5,259 5,435 5,505 (R) 5,552 5,608 5,494
Index (1980 = 100) (R) 46 (R) 56 (R) 75 (R) 88 100 115 136 137 141 144 147 149 153 158 163 167 171 179 179 182 188 190 192 194 190
Ton-miles (billions) U U U U 3,404 3,314 3,622 3,636 3,746 3,767 3,945 4,104 4,174 4,179 4,228 4,300 4,329 4,357 4,409 4,415 4,541 (R) 4,570 (R) 4,631 4,609 U
Index (1980 = 100) U U U U 100 97 106 107 110 111 116 121 123 123 124 126 127 128 130 130 133 134 136 135 U
Populationa (millions) 181 194 205 216 228 238 250 253 257 260 263 267 (R) 270 273 276 279 282 285 288 291 293 296 299 302 304
Index (1980 = 100) 79 85 90 95 100 105 110 111 113 114 116 117 (R) 118 120 121 123 124 125 126 128 129 130 131 132 134
Industrial Production Indexb (2002=100) 26 35 42 46 56 61 70 69 71 73 77 80 84 90 95 100 104 100 100 101 104 107 110 111 109
Gross Domestic Product                                                  
Current $ (billions) 526 719 1,039 (R) 1,638 (R) 2,788 (R) 4,218 (R) 5,801 (R) 5,992 (R) 6,342 (R) 6,667 (R) 7,085 (R) 7,415 (R) 7,839 (R) 8,332 (R) 8,794 (R) 9,354 (R) 9,952 (R) 10,286 (R) 10,642 (R) 11,142 (R) 11,868 (R) 12,638 (R) 13,399 (R) 14,078 (R) 14,441
Index (1980 = 100) 19 26 37 59 100 151 208 215 227 239 (R) 254 (R) 266 (R) 281 (R) 299 (R) 315 (R) 335 (R) 357 (R) 369 (R) 382 (R) 400 (R) 426 (R) 453 (R) 481 (R) 505 (R) 518
Chained (2005) $ (billions) (R) 2,831 (R) 3,610 (R) 4,270 (R) 4,880 (R) 5,839 (R) 6,849 (R) 8,034 (R) 8,015 (R) 8,287 (R) 8,523 (R) 8,871 (R) 9,094 (R) 9,434 (R) 9,854 (R) 10,284 (R) 10,780 (R) 11,226 (R) 11,347 (R) 11,553 (R) 11,841 (R) 12,264 (R) 12,638 (R) 12,976 (R) 13,254 (R) 13,312

KEY: R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

a Annual estimates as of July 1 of each year. Data include Armed Forces abroad.

b Industrial Production Index covers manufacturing, mining, and utilities.

NOTES

Passenger miles is the summation of all modes from table 1-37 less transit motor bus.

Ton miles is the summation of all modes from table 1-46b.

SOURCES

Passenger-miles:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-37.

Ton-miles:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics, table 1-46b.

Population:

U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 2, available at http://www.census.gov/ as of Feb. 09, 2010.

Industrial Production Index:

1960-75: Council of Economic Advisors, Economic Report of the President, Industrial Production Indexes, table B-52, available at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/download.html as of Feb. 09, 2010.

1980-2008: The Federal Reserve System, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, Annual Revision Release (Washington DC: March 27, 2009), table 1A, available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g17/ as of Feb. 09, 2010.

Gross Domestic Product:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Account Tables, tables 1.1.5 and 1.1.6, available at http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/SelectTable.asp?Selected=N as of Feb. 09, 2010.