Figure 11 Growth Trends of U.S. Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode: 1980-2001

Figure 11 Growth Trends of U.S. Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode: 1980-2001

Index: 1980 = 100

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  1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Air carrier 100 103 99 112 121 114 140 168 180 198 200 196 217 236 261 277 284 300 306 314 331 293
Intercity truck 100 95 94 104 109 110 114 119 126 129 132 137 147 155 164 166 175 179 185 191 194 189
Class I rail 100 99 87 90 100 95 94 103 108 110 113 113 116 121 131 142 148 147 150 156 160 163
Water transportation 100 101 96 100 96 97 95 97 97 88 90 92 93 86 88 88 83 77 73 71 70 67
Oil pipeline 100 96 96 95 97 96 98 100 102 99 99 98 100 101 101 102 105 105 105 105 98 98

Sources: Air, oil pipeline, and water-U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics 2002, table 1-44 revised, available at http://www.bts.gov, as of October 2003. Truck-BTS calculation based on USDOT, BTS, Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001), p. 124, table 2; USDOT, BTS, U.S. International Trade and Freight Transportation Trends (Washington, DC: 2003), figure 14; USDOT, BTS, Maritime Trade and Transportation 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), table 1-20; USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2001 (Washington DC: 2002), table VM-1. Rail-Surface Transportation Board, Carload Waybill Sample; BTS calculation based on Transport Canada, Transportation in Canada (Ottawa, Ontario: Annual issues), table 12-1; American Association of Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: 1991 and 2001), p. 36. Gas pipeline-BTS calculation based on U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency, Annual Energy Review 2001, table 6.5, and International Energy Annual 2001, table C-1, both available at http://www.eia.doe.gov, as of December 2003.