Table 10 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels

Table 10 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels

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Mode 1980 1990 2000 2003
Air carrier 3,808 6,083 8,055 8,176
General aviation 211,045 198,000 217,533 209,708
Automobiles 121,600,843 133,700,496 133,621,420 135,669,897
Motorcycles 5,693,940 4,259,462 4,346,068 5,370,035
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesa 27,875,934 48,274,555 79,084,979 87,031,553
Trucks:        
Single-unit 4,373,784 4,486,981 5,926,030 5,666,933
Combination 1,416,869 1,708,895 2,096,619 2,245,085
Busesb 528,789 626,987 746,125 776,550
Passenger rail:        
Amtrak-Cars 2,128 1,863 1,894 1,623
Locomotives 419 318 378 442
Commuter railcars and locomotives 4,500 R5,007 R5,498 P5,959
Transitc 10,654 11,332 12,168 P12,236
Class I rail:      
Freight cars 1,168,114 658,902 560,154 467,063
Locomotives 28,094 18,835 20,028 20,774
Other freight cars 542,713 553,359 820,642 811,917
Nonself-propelled vessels (barges)d,e 31,662 31,209 33,152 31,335
Self-propelled vesselsd,e 7,126 8,236 8,202 8,648
Oceangoing shipse (1,000 gross tons and over) 864 636 454 412
Recreational boatsf 8,577,857 10,996,253 12,782,143 12,794,616

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

b Includes municipally owned transit and 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; R = revised.

Sources: Except as noted, various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-11, available at http://www.bts.gov, as of October 2005.

2003 commuter railcars and locomotives, and transit: American Public Transportation Association, 2005 Public Transportation Fact Book, table 25, available at http://www.apta.com/research/stats/, as of October 2005.