4-3 Passenger-Miles: 1990-2005

4-3 Passenger-Miles: 1990-2005

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Mode 1990 2000 2004 2005
Air        
Air carrier 345,873 516,129 557,893 583,689
General aviation 13,000 15,200 U U
Highway        
Passenger cars 2,281,391 2,544,457 R2,685,827 2,670,145
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesa 999,754 1,467,664 R1,780,771 1,836,988
Busesb 121,398 160,919 R144,188 140,910
Motorcycles 12,424 11,516 R12,855 13,677
Rail        
Transitc 12,046 15,200 15,930 P16,118
Commuter 7,082 9,402 9,719 P9,473
Intercity/Amtrakd 6,057 5,498 5,511 5,381
Other transite 841 1,631 1,874 P2,485

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 Fiscal year data. Amtrak began operations in 1971.

e Includes demand response, ferryboat, and other transit not specified; 1980 data include ferryboat and "other transit" only.

Key: P = preliminary; R = revised; U = unavailable.

Sources: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-37, available at http://www.bts.gov as of September 2007.