|Passenger travel (2001)|
|Daily trips per person||4.1|
|Daily trips per person per yeara||1,483|
|Daily miles per person||40|
|Daily miles per person per yeara||14,524|
|Domestic freight transportation (2002)|
|Tons per person, annually||40.5|
|Ton-miles per person, annually||10,882|
a Calculated on an annualized basis.
Notes: Data used for passenger travel are from the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) travel-day file and include trips of all lengths; about 95 percent of these daily trips were 30 miles or less. Calculations are based on weighted estimates from the 2001 NHTS.
Sources: Passenger-U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration and Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Household Travel Survey (Washington, DC: 2002). Freight-USDOT, RITA, BTS, and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey United States-Final, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/commodity_flow_survey/2002/united_states_final/, as of December 2004.