4-3 Passenger-Miles: 1990-2006

4-3 Passenger-Miles: 1990-2006

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Mode 1990 2000 R2005 2006
Air        
Air carrier 345,873 516,129 583,758 590,633
General aviation 13,000 15,200 U U
Highway        
Passenger cars 2,281,391 2,544,457 2,699,305 2,658,621
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesa 999,754 1,467,664 1,804,848 1,887,997
Busesb 121,398 160,919 147,992 148,285
Motorcycles 12,424 11,516 13,277 15,750
Rail        
Transitc 12,046 15,200 16,118 16,587
Commuter 7,082 9,402 9,473 10,361
Intercity/Amtrakd 6,057 5,498 5,381 5,410
Other transite 841 1,631 2,091 2,221

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.

Key: R = revised, U = unavailable.

Note: Highway and other transit data are revised for 2005.

Sources: Air Carrier-Bureau of Transportation Statistics, General Aviation-Eno Transportation Foundation, Highway-Federal Highway Administration, Class I and Intercity Rail-Association of American Railroads, Transit and Commuter Rail-American Public Transit Association 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 October 2008