3-1 Vehicle-Miles: 1990-2008

3-1 Vehicle-Miles: 1990-2008

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(Millions)

Mode 1990 2000 2007 2008
Air        
Air carrier 3,963 5,662 6,733 6,446
Highway      
Passenger cars 1,408,266 1,600,287 1,672,467 1,615,850
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesa 574,571 923,059 1,112,271 1,108,603
Motorcycles 9,557 10,469 13,621 14,484
Busesb 5,726 7,590 6,980 7,114
Trucks        
Single-unit 51,901 70,500 82,014 83,951
Combination 94,341 135,020 145,046 143,507
Total Highway 2,144,362 2,746,925 3,032,399 2,973,509
Railc        
Transitd 561 647 741 762
Commuter 213 271 325 337
Intercity/Amtrake 301 368 267 272
Class I freight 26,159 34,590 38,186 37,226
Other transitf 322 628 916 989

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 Car-miles.

d Includes light and heavy rail only.

e Fiscal year data.

f Includes on-demand service and other unspecified forms of transit.

Notes: Air and other transit data for 2000 are revised. All 2007 data except for motorcycles, Intercity/Amtrak, and Class I freight are revised.

Sources: Air CarrierBureau of Transportation Statistics, General AviationNational Transportation Safety Board, HighwayFederal Highway Administration, Class I freight and Intercity/AmtrakAssociation of American Railroads, Transit and Commuter RailAmerican Public Transportation Association and Federal Transit Administration as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-32, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2010.