TABLE 1-1 Passenger-Miles of Travel by Mode: 1992 and 2002

TABLE 1-1 Passenger-Miles of Travel by Mode: 1992 and 2002

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  1992 2002 1992-2002 % change 2002 % of total
Air carrier 354,764 482,310 36.0 9.7
General aviation 10,800 U U U
Passenger car 2,208,226 2,620,389 18.7 52.8
Light truck 1,201,667 1,674,792 39.4 33.7
Motorcycle 11,946 12,131 1.5 0.2
Bus 122,496 145,124 18.5 2.9
Transit, excluding bus 19,905 26,483 33.0 0.5
Amtrak 6,091 5,468 -10.2 0.1
Total (excluding general aviation) 3,925,095 4,966,697 26.5 100.0

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: Transit includes travel by heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, ferry boat, demand response, and other nonbus modes. Bus comprises all travel by bus including intercity, transit, and school bus. General aviation data are not included in the 1992 and 2002 totals nor in the calculations for percentage share and percentage change as general aviation 2002 data were not available at the time this report was prepared. The data presented here may not be consistent with other sources, particularly data that are revised on an irregular or frequent basis.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2004, table 1-37, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of January 2005.