Table 11-1 Domestic Physical System Extent (Miles)

Table 11-1
Domestic Physical System Extent (Miles)

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996
Road 552,336 560,417 U 148,654 191,372 194,055 3,880,000 3,912,000 3,934,000
Paved 184,803 197,546 U 52,149 59,988 61,618 2,259,000 2,373,000 2,380,000
Major road system N N N 50,652 57,652 58,973 407,000 430,000 433,000
Less than four lanes N N N 47,221 52,054 53,032 280,000 291,000 292,000
Four or more lanes 9,641 10,297 U 3,431 5,599 5,942 128,000 139,000 141,000
Local N N N N N N 1,852,000 1,942,000 1,947,000
Unpaved 367,533 362,871 U 96,505 131,384 132,437 1,621,000 1,539,000 1,554,000
Great Lakes 1,654 1,654 1,654 NA NA NA 4,400 4,400 4,400
Inland waterwaysa 1,755 1,755 1,755 NA NA NA 26,000 26,000 26,000
Pipeline 170,349 192,484 195,188 11,187 9,703 9,649 1,415,646 1,462,652 1,469,534
Gas 148,556 169,554 172,223 8,049 7,118 7,050 1,206,894 1,262,152 1,269,034
Oil 21,794 22,929 22,965 3,137 2,586 2,599 208,752 200,500 200,500
Railb 53,985 49,912 48,086 16,380 16,537 16,543 200,074 180,419 176,978
Transit rail N N N 122 171 171 N 3,932 4,325

aCommercially navigable.

bRail extent includes yard tracks, sidings and parallel lines.

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent. NA = Not applicable. U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES

All Countries

Road: The overall road total for Canada and the United States includes all roads (highways, local and others). Canada cannotdisaggregate its data for local roads into paved and unpaved, however.

Rail: Data include length of track, including yard tracks, sidings and parallel lines.

Transit rail: Data are one-way, fixed guideway

Mexico

Road: Data do not include local roads.

Road, paved: Data include major roads plus minor rural roads.

SOURCES

Canada

Road: Transportation Association of Canada. Transportation in Canada: A Statistical Overview - 1995. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998). 

Great Lakes and inland waterways: Transport Canada. Marine Distance Library, 1997. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Pipeline: Statistics Canada. Oil Pipeline Transport, Catalogue No. 55-201-XPB, and Gas Utilities, Transport and Distribution Systems,Catalogue No. 57-205-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: various years).

Rail: Statistics Canada. Rail in Canada, Catalogue No. 52-216-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: various years). 

Mexico

Road: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Evaluación. Longitud de la Infraestructura Carretera, 1990,1995 and 1996. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Pipeline: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática, based on data from the Petróleos Mexicanos. Subdirección de

Planeación and the Anuario Estadístico (various years). (Aguascalientes, Ags.: various years).

Rail: Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México. Series Estadísticas 1990, 1995 y 1996. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Transit: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática, based on data collected by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo andthe Sistema de Transporte Eléctrico in Mexico City, the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara, andthe Sistema de Transporte Colectivo in Monterrey. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

United States

Road: U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Unpublished data. (Washington, DC: 1998).

Great Lakes and inland waterways: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Navigation Data Center. Special tabulation. (New Orleans, LA:1998).

Gas pipeline: American Gas Association. Gas Facts. (Arlington, VA: 1997).

Oil pipeline: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc. Transportation in America. (Lansdowne, VA: 1997).

Freight rail: Association of American Railroads. Railroad Facts. (Washington, DC: 1997).

Intercity passenger rail: National Railroad Passenger Corp. Amtrak Annual Report 1996. (Washington, DC: 1996).

Transit rail: American Public Transit Association. Transit Fact book 1996. (Washington, DC: 1996).