Table 11 Vehicle-Miles

Table 11 Vehicle-Miles

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Mode 1970 1980 1990 2000 2003
Air carrier 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 1,672,079
Motorcycles 2,979 10,214 9,557 10,469 9,577
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesb 123,286 290,935 574,571 923,059 984,094
Trucks:          
Single-unit 27,081 39,813 51,901 70,500 77,757
Combination 35,134 68,678 94,341 135,020 140,160
Busesc 4,544 6,059 5,726 7,590 6,783
Raild:          
Transite 441 403 561 648 P694
Commuter N 179 213 271 P286
Class 1 freight 29,890 29,277 26,159 34,590 35,555
Intercity/Amtrakf 690 235 301 368 332
Other transitg N 15 324 833 P964

a The 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 motor vehicles that are not passenger cars.

c Includes municipally owned transit and 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 response, ferryboat, and other transit not specified; 1980 data include "other transit" only.

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

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 1-32, available at http://www.bts.gov, as of October 2005.

2003 transit, commuter, and other transit: American Public Transportation Association, 2005 Public Transportation Fact Book, table 19, available at http://www.apta.com/research/stats/, forthcoming.