TABLE 2-1 Passenger-Miles of Travel by Mode: 2001

TABLE 2-1 Passenger-Miles of Travel by Mode: 2001

Millions

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  1991 2001 1991-2001 % change 2001 % of total
Air carrier 338,085 486,459 43.9 10.2
General aviation 12,100 15,900 31.4 0.3
Passenger car 2,200,260 2,574,882 17.0 54.1
Light truck 1,116,958 1,491,164 33.5 31.3
Motorcycle 11,656 10,482 -10.1 0.2
Bus 121,906 148,113 21.5 3.1
Transit, excluding bus 19,613 27,048 37.9 0.6
Amtrak 6,273 5,559 -11.4 0.1
Total 3,828,842 4,759,607 24.3 100.0

NOTES: Transit includes travel by heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, ferry boat, demand responsive, and other nonbus modes. Bus comprises all travel by bus including intercity, transit, and school bus.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002, table 1-34 revised, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of October 2003.