Figure 2 - Consumer Price Indexes for Purchased and Private Transportation Services: 1978-2000

Figure 2 - Consumer Price Indexes for Purchased and Private Transportation Services: 1978-2000

(Index: 1978 = 100)

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Year Private transportation Public transportation
1978 100.00 100.00
1979 114.72 106.60
1980 134.72 133.98
1981 150.08 166.21
1982 155.36 184.27
1983 158.88 193.20
1984 165.76 205.24
1985 169.92 214.56
1986 161.92 227.18
1987 166.72 235.15
1988 172.16 239.42
1989 180.64 251.46
1990 190.08 276.89
1991 195.04 289.13
1992 199.36 293.98
1993 204.00 324.27
1994 210.24 333.98
1995 218.08 341.55
1996 224.00 353.20
1997 225.60 362.52
1998 220.64 369.51
1999 224.80 383.88
2000 240.11 415.79

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, data available at http://www.bls.gov/cpihome.htm, as of May 2001.