Table 10 Vehicle-Miles

Table 10 Vehicle-Miles

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Mode 1970 1980 1990 2000 2002
Air carriers 2,068 2,523 3,963 5,664 6,085
General aviation 3,207 5,204 4,548 aN aN
Passenger cars 916,700 1,111,596 1,408,266 1,600,287 1,658,640
Motorcycles 2,979 10,214 9,557 10,469 9,553
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesb 123,286 290,935 574,571 923,059 966,184
Trucks:          
Single-unit 27,081 39,813 51,901 70,500 75,887
Combination 35,134 68,678 94,341 135,020 138,643
Busesc 4,544 6,059 5,726 7,590 6,849
Raild:          
Transite 441 403 561 648 P682
Commuter N 179 213 271 P284
Class 1 freight 29,890 29,277 26,159 34,590 34,680
Intercity/Amtrakf 690 235 301 368 379
Other transitg N 15 324 833 P886

aThe Federal Aviation Administration has estimated vehicle-miles for general aviation aircraft through 1997, relying in part on hours-flown survey data. Vehicle-miles estimates for subsequent years are not yet available.

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

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

d Car-miles.

e Includes light and heavy rail only.

f Fiscal year data. Amtrak began operations in 1971.

g Includes demand responsive, ferryboat, and other transit not specified; 1980 data include "other transit" only.

Key: N = data are nonexistent; P = preliminary.

Sources: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-32, available at http://www.bts.gov (latest data forthcoming).