Table 4-1 Passenger Travel and Freight Transportation Per Capita

Table 4-1 Passenger Travel and Freight Transportation Per Capita

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  Number
Passenger travel Trips (2001)  
Daily trips per person 4.1
Daily trips per person per yeara 1,483
Passenger travel Miles (2001)  
Daily miles per person 40
Daily miles per person per yeara 14,524
Domestic freight transportation (2002)  
Tons per person, annually R68
Ton-miles per person, annually R15,311

a Calculated on an annualized basis.

Key: R = revised

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, based on tonnage and ton-miles data from Freight In America: A New National Picture, January 2006, available at www.bts.gov, as of December 2006.