Table 1 - Transportation Investment as Percentage of GDP by Type of Asset, 1977-2000

Table 1 - Transportation Investment as Percentage of GDP by Type of Asset, 1977-2000

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  1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Infrastructure 0.98 0.96 1.02 1.03 0.94 0.87 0.86 0.89 0.91 0.89 0.88 0.87 0.83 0.87 0.86 0.84 0.86 0.87 0.83 0.83 0.86 0.90 0.93 0.88
Rolling stock 5.74 6.01 5.73 4.73 4.66 4.46 4.83 5.25 5.71 5.93 5.59 5.28 5.24 4.81 4.55 4.93 5.23 5.16 5.22 4.90 5.12 5.40 5.60 5.60
Other equipment 0.05 0.10 0.14 0.15 0.13 0.11 0.10 0.13 0.13 0.14 0.12 0.14 0.14 0.12 0.11 0.13 0.16 0.20 0.23 0.23 0.26 0.25 0.27 0.28
Total 6.77 7.07 6.89 5.91 5.73 5.43 5.79 6.27 6.74 6.96 6.59 6.28 6.21 5.80 5.52 5.90 6.25 6.23 6.28 5.96 6.24 6.55 6.80 6.76

Note: Other equipment includes transportation industries' investment in all types of equipment excluding rolling stock.

Sources: BTS calculations based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), "Fixed Assets and Consumer Durables," "National Income and Product Account (NIPA) Tables," available at http://www.bea.gov, as of July 2002; and personal communication with BEA.