2-2 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels: 1990, 2000, 2008, 2009

2-2 Number of Aircraft, Railcars, Vehicles, and Vessels: 1990, 2000, 2008, 2009

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Mode 1990 2000 2008 2009
Air        
Air carrier 6,083 8,055 7,856 7,771
General aviation 198,000 217,533 228,663 223,877
Highway        
Light duty vehiclesa 181,975,051 212,706,399 236,448,155 234,467,679
Busesb 626,987 746,125 R 843,308 841,993
Motorcycles 4,259,462 4,346,068 R 7,752,926 7,929,724
Trucks        
Single-unitc 4,486,981 5,926,030 R 8,288,046 8,356,097
Combination 1,708,895 2,096,619 R 2,585,229 2,617,118
Rail—Passenger        
AmtrakCars 1,863 1,894 1,177 1,214
AmtrakLocomotives 318 378 278 274
Commuter railcars and locomotives 4,982 5,497 6,494 6,722
Transitd 11,477 11,617 13,325 13,520
Rail—freight        
Class IFreight cars 658,902 560,154 450,297 416,180
Class ILocomotives 18,835 20,028 24,003 24,045
Other freight carse 553,359 820,642 942,675 947,253
Waterborne        
Non-self-propelled vessels (barges)f 31,209 33,152 31,238 31,008
Self-propelled vessels 8,236 8,202 9,063 9,101
Oceangoing ships (1,000 gross tons and over) 636 454 272 196
Recreational boats(numbered boats) 10,996,253 12,782,143 12,692,892 12,721,541

aLight duty vehicles include passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles
regardless of wheelbase.

bIncludes municipally owned transit and commercial, Federal, and school buses.

cSingle-unit trucks include single frame trucks that have two axles and at least six tires or a gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 10,000 lbs.

dIncludes light and heavy rail only.

eIncludes Non-class I and car companies' and shippers' freight cars only.

fSee Glossary for definitions.

Key: R = revised.

Notes: In 2011, FHWA revised highway data for 2007 through 2009 using a new methodology. Data for these years are based on new categories and are not comparable to previous years.

Sources: Air—Federal Aviation Administration. Highway—Federal Highway Administration. Rail—Amtrak and Association of American Railroads. Transit—American Public Transportation Association. Waterborne—U.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 December 2011.