Table 3. Scheduled Rural Intercity Transportation Coverage by Mode

Table 3. Scheduled Rural Intercity Transportation Coverage by Mode

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  Air Rail Bus Ferry
2005 2010 2005 2010 2005 2010 2005 2010
Total rural population coverage (millions) 58.3 58.3 33.6 32.2 71.5 63.1 2.5 2.6
Percent of rural population covered 72.3% 72.3% 41.7% 39.9% 88.7% 78.3% 3.1% 3.2%
Sole mode for rural population (millions) 2.6 5.5 0.3 0.9 12.5 9.3 0.0 0.1

NOTE: 2005 numbers used in this report differ from those in the June 2005 report because the facilities used for the 2005 analysis were revised to include: (1) intercity ferry service across the entire United States (the June 2005 report included only intercity ferry facilities that were part of the Alaska Marine Highway System) and (2) only airports with scheduled intercity passenger transportation (the June 2005 report included a few airports with only commuter air service). Additionally, the method used for determining coverage was revised in this report to more accurately compute the coverage area and applied to the 2005 data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics