Table 1 The Transportation Network: 2001

Table 1 The Transportation Network: 2001

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Mode Components
Highway  
Public roads 46,717 miles of Interstate highway
114,700 miles of other National Highway System roads
3,801,849 miles of other roads
Air  
Public-use airports 5,315 airports
Airports serving large certificated carriers 29 large hub areas (72 airports), 445 million enplaned passengers (see Glossary for "hub" definition)
31 medium hub areas (52 airports), 95 million enplaned passengers
55 small hub areas (72 airports), 36 million enplaned passengers
598 nonhub areas (622 airports), 16 million enplaned passengers
Rail  
Miles of railroad operated a 97,631 miles by Class I freight railroads in the United Statesb
17,439 miles by regional freight railroads
27,563 miles by local freight railroads
22,741 miles by Amtrak (passenger) (2000)
Urban transit  
Directional route-milesc Bus: 160,506 (2000)
Trolley bus: 471
Commuter rail: 5,209
Heavy rail: 1,572
Light rail: 892
Stations Commuter rail: 1,155
Heavy rail: 1,019
Light rail: 628
Water (2000)  
Navigable channels 26,000 miles of navigable waterways
Ferry routes 487
Commercial waterway facilitiesd (2001)  
Great Lakes 611 deep-draft
143 shallow-draft
Inland 2,367 shallow-draft
Ocean 4,079 deep-draft
2,109 shallow-draft
Locks 276
Pipeline  
Oil Crude lines: 76,658 miles of pipe
Product lines: 87,123 miles of pipe
Gas (2002) Transmission: 250,000 miles of pipe
Distribution: 1,110,000 miles of pipe

a Amtrak mileage is included in rail categories, except for track they own in the Northeast Corridor and Michigan.
b There are also 311 miles of railroad operated by U.S. Class I freight railroads in Canada and Mexico.
c Directly operated service. Does not include contracted service.
d See Glossary for definition of commercial waterway facilites.

Sources: Various sources, as cited in USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), table 1-1; Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts, 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002); USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2001 (Washington, DC: 2002); Oil & Gas Journal, Sept. 16, 2002; USDOT, Federal Transit Administration, personal communication, special calculations from National Transit Database, Nov. 18, 2002; USDOT, BTS, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers, Summary Tables, 12 Months Ending Dec. 31, 2001 (Washington, DC: 2003).