Table 6 - Investment in Transportation Tnfrastructure as Percentage of GDP by Mode, 1977-2000

Table 6 - Investment in Transportation Tnfrastructure as Percentage of GDP by Mode, 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
Highway 0.653 0.650 0.697 0.676 0.610 0.553 0.532 0.577 0.598 0.602 0.609 0.606 0.560 0.592 0.576 0.549 0.547 0.562 0.547 0.548 0.580 0.587 0.629 0.598
Air 0.056 0.073 0.076 0.093 0.076 0.066 0.086 0.075 0.077 0.086 0.090 0.089 0.090 0.093 0.106 0.112 0.124 0.106 0.088 0.089 0.091 0.110 0.113 0.109
Water 0.023 0.029 0.037 0.044 0.043 0.042 0.034 0.032 0.034 0.031 0.029 0.028 0.028 0.028 0.026 0.024 0.026 0.023 0.022 0.023 0.023 0.024 0.028 0.029
Transit 0.076 0.069 0.070 0.085 0.091 0.102 0.108 0.103 0.097 0.095 0.095 0.090 0.098 0.108 0.102 0.096 0.100 0.112 0.110 0.106 0.101 0.092 0.093 0.093
Railroad 0.105 0.115 0.111 0.103 0.096 0.088 0.081 0.087 0.094 0.063 0.050 0.045 0.047 0.043 0.038 0.044 0.045 0.046 0.046 0.055 0.059 0.065 0.049 0.042
Pipelines 0.059 0.023 0.023 0.029 0.024 0.012 0.013 0.006 0.006 0.006 0.006 0.006 0.005 0.005 0.010 0.012 0.012 0.013 0.011 0.010 0.008 0.011 0.013 0.007
Transportation services 0.003 0.003 0.002 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.004 0.005 0.004 0.004 0.004 0.002 0.004 0.006 0.004 0.005 0.004 0.007 0.003 0.003 0.007 0.004 0.006
Total 0.976 0.961 1.017 1.032 0.942 0.867 0.858 0.885 0.909 0.887 0.883 0.867 0.830 0.872 0.864 0.841 0.858 0.866 0.831 0.834 0.864 0.897 0.929 0.882

Notes:
Transit includes relatively small amounts of government investment in railroad infrastructure.
Transportation services include establishments furnishing services incidental to transportation, such as forwarding and packing services and the arrangement of passenger and freight transportation.

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