3-3 Passenger Travel and Freight Transportation Per Person: 2009

3-3 Passenger Travel and Freight Transportation Per Person: 2009

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  Number
Trips  
Daily trips per person 3.8
Daily trips per person per year 1,378
Miles  
Daily miles per person 37.2
Daily miles per person per year 13,571
Domestic freight transportation (2007)  
Tons per capita, annually 41.6
Ton-miles per capita, annually 11,090

Key: P = preliminary.

Note: Tons per capita is calculated with BTS methodology based on data from the 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey. Data based on the National Household Travel Survey presented here use the source frame population estimate, which does not include persons under five years of age. The 2009 passenger travel data are preliminary.

Sources: PassengerU.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration, 2009 National Household Travel Survey, available at http://nhts.ornl.gov/ as of October 2010. FreightU.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009. PopulationU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Annual Population Estimates, December 2009, available at http://www.census.gov/popest/estbygeo.html as of October 2010.