3-1 Vehicle-Miles: 1990, 2000, 2008, 2009

3-1 Vehicle-Miles: 1990, 2000, 2008, 2009

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(Millions)

Mode 1990 2000 2008 2009
Air        
Air carrier 3,963 5,662 6,446 5,936
Highway      
Light duty vehiclesa 1,982,837 2,523,346 2,630,213 2,630,338
Motorcycles 9,557 10,469 20,811 20,800
Busesb 5,726 7,590 14,823 14,358
Trucks        
Single-unitc 51,901 70,500 126,855 120,163
Combination 94,341 135,020 183,826 167,842
Total Highway 2,144,362 2,746,925 2,976,528 2,953,501
Raild        
Transite 561 647 762 775
Commuter 213 271 337 337
Intercity/Amtrakf 301 368 272 283
Class I freight 26,159 34,590 37,226 32,115
Other transitg 322 628 989 1,061

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.

dCar-miles.

eIncludes light and heavy rail only.

fFiscal year data.

gIncludes on-demand service and other unspecified forms of transit.

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 Carrier—Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Highway—Federal Highway Administration. Class I freight and Intercity/Amtrak—Association of American Railroads. Transit and Commuter Rail—American 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 1-35, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2011.