TABLE 1-2a Change in Passenger-Miles of Travel by Selected Mode: 1992-2002

TABLE 1-2a Change in Passenger-Miles of Travel by Selected Mode: 1992-2002

1992 = 100

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Air 100 102 109 114 123 127 131 138 145 137 136
Passenger car 100 100 102 104 106 108 112 113 115 116 119
Light truck 100 104 106 105 108 113 115 119 122 140 139
Bus 100 106 111 111 114 118 121 133 131 122 118
Transit 100 98 98 99 103 105 110 114 118 122 120
Amtrak 100 102 97 91 83 85 87 88 90 91 90

NOTES: Passenger car does not include motorcycle data. Transit includes travel by motor bus, heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, ferry boat, trolley bus, demand response, and other transit vehicles. Bus comprises all travel by bus including intercity, transit, and school bus. This results in some double counting of bus passenger-miles of travel (pmt). For consistency, air pmt includes air carrier aviation only, as general aviation pmt 2002 data were not available at the time this report was prepared.

To make it easier to compare data of differing magnitudes over time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics divided the data for all years in each category (see table 1-2b) by the initial year value and multiplied the result by 100.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations using data in table 1-2b.