Table 2 - Scheduled Rural Intercity Transportation Coverage by Mode

Table 2 - Scheduled Rural Intercity Transportation Coverage by Mode

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  Air Rail Bus Ferry
Total Rural Population Coverage (Millions) 58.0 34.6 72.9 0.1
Percent of Rural Population Covered 70.5% 42.0% 88.5% 0.1%
Sole Mode for Rural Population (Millions) 2.4 0.3 14.4 <0.1
Number of States by Percent of Population Covered        
- 100% of rural population 4 1 2 0
- 90-99% of rural population 3 1 20 0
- 80-89% of rural population 8 1 10 0
- 70-79% of rural population 7 3 12 0
- 60-69% of rural population 13 5 1 0
- 50-59% of rural population 7 3 3 0
- 40-49% of rural population 5 9 1 0
- 30-39% of rural population 3 8 0 0
- 20-29% of rural population 0 11 0 0
- 1-19% of rural population 0 5 0 2
- No coverage of rural population 0 3 1 48

NOTE: Interstate ferry serivce is the sole accessible mode of intercity transportation for 1,877 rural Alaska residents.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics' April 2005 analysis of the U.S. scheduled intercity transportation network.