Table 9 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels

Table 9 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels

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Mode 1980 1990 2000 2002
Air carriers 3,808 6,083 8,055 8,194
General aviation 211,045 198,000 217,533 211,244
Automobiles 121,600,843 133,700,496 133,621,420 135,920,677
Motorcycles 5,693,940 4,259,462 4,346,068 5,004,156
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesa 27,875,934 48,274,555 79,084,979 85,011,305
Trucks:        
Single-unit 4,373,784 4,486,981 5,926,030 5,650,619
Combination 1,416,869 1,708,895 2,096,619 2,276,661
Busesb 528,789 626,987 746,125 760,717
Passenger rail:        
Amtrak-Cars 2,128 1,863 1,894 2,896
Locomotives 419 318 378 372
Commuter railcars and locomotives 4,500 4,415 5,073 P5,300
Transitc 10,654 11,332 12,168 P12,163
Class I rail:        
Freight cars 1,168,114 658,902 560,154 477,751
Locomotives 28,094 18,835 20,028 20,506
Other freight cars 542,713 553,359 820,642 821,919
Nonself-propelled vessels (barges)d,e 31,662 31,209 33,152 32,381
Self-propelled vesselsd,e 7,126 8,236 8,202 8,621
Oceangoing shipse (1,000 gross tons and over) 864 636 454 426
Recreational boatsf 8,577,857 10,996,253 12,782,143 12,854,054

a Includes vans, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, and other 2-axle, 4-tire vehicles that are not passenger cars.

b Includes municipally owned transit, commercial, federal, and school buses.

c Includes light and heavy rail only.

d See Glossary for definitions.

e U.S.-flag vessels.

f Numbered boats.

Key: P = preliminary.

Sources: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-11, available at http://www.bts.gov (latest data forthcoming).