2-2 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels: 1990-2008

2-2 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels: 1990-2008

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Mode 1990 2000 2007 2008
Air        
Air carrier 6,083 8,055 8,044 7,856
General aviation 198,000 217,533 231,607 228,663
Highway        
Automobiles 133,700,496 133,621,420 135,932,930 137,079,843
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesa 48,274,555 79,084,979 101,469,615 101,234,849
Buses(municipally owned transit and commercial, federal, and school buses) 626,987 746,125 834,436 843,308
Motorcycles 4,259,462 4,346,068 7,138,476 7,752,926
Trucks        
Single-unit 4,486,981 5,926,030 6,806,630 6,790,882
Combination 1,708,895 2,096,619 2,220,995 2,215,856
RailPassenger        
Amtrak-Cars 1,863 1,894 1,164 1,177
Amtrak-Locomotives 318 378 270 278
Commuter railcars and locomotives 4,982 5,497 6,279 6,494
Transitb 11,477 11,617 13,024 13,325
Railfreight        
Class I-Freight cars 658,902 560,154 460,172 450,297
Class I-Locomotives 18,835 20,028 24,143 24,003
Other freight carsc 553,359 820,642 925,537 942,675
Waterborne        
Nonself-propelled vessels (barges)d,e 31,209 33,152 31,654 31,238
Self-propelled vesselsd,e 8,236 8,202 9,041 9,063
Oceangoing shipse (1,000 gross tons and over) 636 454 275 272
Recreational boats(numbered boats) 10,996,253 12,782,143 12,875,568 12,692,892

a Includes vans, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, and other 2-axle, 4-tire motor vehicles that are not passenger cars. b Includes light and heavy rail transit only. c Includes Non-class I and car companies' and shippers' freight cars only. d See Glossary for definitions. e U.S.-flag vessels. The 1990 and 2000 data include private and government owned vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over. Beginning in 2007, data are for privately-owned vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over.

Note: Transit and commuter rail data for 2000 and 2007 are revised, as are oceangoing ships data for 1990 and 2000.

Sources: AirFederal Aviation Administration, HighwayFederal Highway Administration, RailAmtrak and Association of American Railroads, TransitAmerican Public Transportation Association, WaterborneU.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, and Maritime Administration as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-11, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of July 2010.