TABLE 7a Change in Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode: 1990-2000

TABLE 7a Change in Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode: 1990-2000

Index: 1990 = 1.00

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Air 1.00 0.98 1.08 1.18 1.30 1.38 1.42 1.50 1.53 1.57 1.63
Truck 1.00 1.02 1.05 1.09 1.16 1.22 1.25 1.31 1.34 1.39 1.41
Railroad 1.00 0.98 1.03 1.07 1.15 1.24 1.29 1.31 1.36 1.41 1.45
Water 1.00 1.02 1.03 0.95 0.98 0.97 0.92 0.85 0.81 0.79 0.77
Oil pipeline 1.00 0.99 1.01 1.02 1.01 1.03 1.06 1.06 1.06 1.06 1.06
Total 1.00 1.00 1.03 1.03 1.09 1.13 1.15 1.15 1.17 1.19 1.20

SOURCES: Air, pipeline, and water-U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), table 1-44. Truck-BTS calculation based on USDOT, BTS, Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001), p. 124; and USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2001 (Washington, DC: 2002), table VM-1. Rail-BTS calculation based on Surface Transportation Board, Carload Waybill Sample; Transport Canada, Transportation in Canada (Ottawa, Ontario: Annual issues), table 12-1; Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: 1991-2001 issues), page 36.