2-1 The Transportation Network: 2009

2-1 The Transportation Network: 2009

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Mode Components
Highway (2008)  
Public roads 47,011 miles of Interstate highway
117,084 miles of other National Highway System roads
3,895,244 miles of other roads
Air  
Public-use airports 5,178 airports
Airports serving large certificated carriers (enplaned passengers) 25 large hub areasa (71 airports), 461 million passengers
36 medium hub areas (65 airports), 127 million passengers
74 small hub areas (93 airports), 55 million passengers
890 nonhub areas (924 airports), 20 million passengers
Rail (2008)  
Miles of railroad operated 94,082 miles by Class I freight railroads in the United Statesb
16,690 miles by regional freight railroads
28,554 miles by local freight railroads
21,178 miles by Amtrak (passenger)c
Urban transit  
Directional route-milesd Bus: 238,360e
Trolley bus: 456e
Commuter rail: 7,561
Heavy rail: 1,623
Light rail: 1,477
Stations Commuter rail: 1,214
Heavy rail: 1,041
Light rail: 836
Water  
Navigable channels: 25,320 miles (2008)
Ferry routes: 697 directional route-miles
Commercial waterway facilitiesa  
Great Lakes: 646
Inland: 1,883 shallow-draft
Ocean: 5,821
Lock chambers: 238
Pipeline  
Miles of oil pipe Total oil: 172,048
Miles of gas pipe Transmission: 301,896
Distribution: 1,217,967

a See Glossary for definitions. b There are also 561 miles of railroad operated within the U.S. Class I freight railroad system that are owned by Canadian railroads. c Approximately 97% of the trackage on which Amtrak operates is owned by other railroads. d Directional route-miles includes both directly operated and purchased transport service. e Includes directional route-miles on exclusive right-of-way, controlled right-of-way, and mixed traffic.

Sources: HighwayUSDOT, FHWA, Highway Statistics 2008 (Washington, DC: 2009), table HM-18. AirPublic-use airports: FAA as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, tables 1-3, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2010. Airports serving large certificated carriers: USDOT, RITA, BTS, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers, Summary Tables, October 2010. RailAssociation of American Railroads, Railroad Facts 2009. TransitUSDOT, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database 2009, tables 21, 23, and 24, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/data.htm as of November 2010.

WaterCommercial waterway facilitiesU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Navigation Data Center, The U.S. Waterway System Facts, December 2009 (Alexandria, VA: 2009). Navigable channelsU.S. Army Corps of Engineers as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-1, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2010. PipelinePHMSA as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, tables 1-1 and 1-10, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2011.