TABLE 2-17b/2-18b Nonhighway Vehicle-Miles of Travel: 1992-2002

TABLE 2-17b/2-18b Nonhighway Vehicle-Miles of Travel: 1992-2002

Millions of miles

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Rail, total train-miles 424 440 475 490 499 507 508 524 539 536 537
Class I freight, train-miles 390 405 441 458 469 475 475 490 504 500 500
Intercity/Amtrak, train-miles 34 35 34 32 30 32 33 34 35 36 38
Air carrier, large certificated, domestic, all services 3,995 4,157 4,380 4,629 4,811 4,911 5,035 5,332 5,664 5,550 5,612
Rail transit                      
Light rail 29 28 34 35 38 41 44 49 53 54 61
Heavy rail 525 522 532 537 543 558 566 578 595 608 621
Commuter rail 219 224 231 238 242 251 260 266 271 277 284

NOTE: See Glossary for definitions of rail transit service types

SOURCES: Class I rail freight train-miles-Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railroad Facts 2003 (Washington, DC: 2003), p. 33. Intercity/Amtrak train-miles: 1992-2001-Amtrak, Amtrak Annual Report, (Washington, DC: Annual issues), statistical appendix. 2002-AAR, Railroad Facts 2003 (Washington, DC: 2003), p. 77. Air carrier-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues). Rail transit-American Public Transit Association, Public Transportation Fact Book, 2004 (Washington, DC: 2004), table 18.