TABLE 7b Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode: 1990-2000

TABLE 7b Domestic Freight Ton-Miles by Mode: 1990-2000

(Billions)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Air 9 9 10 11 12 13 13 14 14 14 15
Truck 848 867 889 927 987 1,033 1,060 1,109 1,138 1,175 1,193
Railroad 1,064 1,042 1,098 1,135 1,221 1,317 1,377 1,391 1,448 1,504 1,546
Water 834 848 857 790 815 808 765 707 673 656 646
Oil pipeline 584 579 589 593 591 601 619 617 620 618 617
TOTAL 3,339 3,345 3,443 3,456 3,626 3,772 3,834 3,838 3,893 3,967 4,017

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.