PUBLIC EXPENDITURES FOR AIR AND LAND TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION: SELECTED ITEMS

PUBLIC EXPENDITURES FOR AIR AND LAND TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION: SELECTED ITEMS

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Public Expenditures on Air Transportation Construction (state and local only, seasonally adjusted annual rate)
Public Expenditures on Air Transportation Construction (state and local only, seasonally adjusted annual rate)
Public Expenditures on Nonhighway Land Transportation Construction (state and local only, seasonally adjusted annual rate)
Public Expenditures on Nonhighway Land Transportation Construction (state and local only, seasonally adjusted annual rate)

It is estimated that state and local governments invested more than 41 billion dollars in runway and air passenger terminal construction between 1993 and 2001.

Public expenditures for mass transit construction increased rapidly between the beginning of 2001 and the middle of 2002, doubling the rate of expenditures.

Public Expenditures on Transportation Construction (state and local only) Sep-02 Oct-02
Runways (millions) 3,533 3,455
Percent change from previous month -9.20 -2.21
Air passenger terminals (millions) 2,663 2,598
Percent change from previous month  2.03 -2.44
Mass transit (millions) 3,233 3,658
Percent change from previous month -7.79 13.15
Land passenger terminals (millions) 2,101 2,089
Percent change from previous month 32.56 -0.57

NOTES: Data are for state and local expenditures only. Detailed monthly Federal expenditures are not available within modes.

Runways include pavement and lighting. Other categories that are included for the air transportation total but do not have monthly state and local estimates are air freight terminals, air traffic towers, hangars, and other related facilities and structures.

Land passenger terminals include bus and railroad terminals. Mass transit includes light rail, monorail, streetcar, and subway facilities. Other categories that are included in the land transportation total but do not have monthly state and local estimates are maintenance facilities, freight terminals, and railroads.

Information on the reliability of estimates is available at: http://www.census.gov/pub/const/AppendixC.pdf.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Dec. 2, 2002; available at: http://www.census.gov/pub/const/C30/newtc.html.