Table 9 Passenger Travel and Freight Transportation Per Capita

Table 9 Passenger Travel and Freight Transportation Per Capita

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  Number
Passenger travel (2001)  
Trips  
Daily trips per person 4.1
Daily trips per person per yeara 1,483
Miles  
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.