TABLE 2-1-3 - Number of U.S. Aircraft, Vehicles, and Other Conveyances: 1995-2006

TABLE 2-1-3 - Number of U.S. Aircraft, Vehicles, and Other Conveyances: 1995-2006

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  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Air                        
Air carrier 7,411 7,478 7,616 8,111 8,228 8,055 8,497 8,194 8,176 8,186 8,225 U
General aviation(active fleet) 188,089 191,129 192,414 204,710 219,464 217,533 211,446 211,244 209,606 219,319 224,092 221,942
Highway, total (registered vehicles)                        
Passenger car 128,386,775 129,728,341 129,748,704 131,838,538 132,432,044 133,621,420 137,633,467 135,920,677 135,669,897 136,430,651 136,568,083 135,399,945
Motorcycle 3,897,191 3,871,599 3,826,373 3,879,450 4,152,433 4,346,068 4,903,056 5,004,156 5,370,035 5,767,934 6,227,146 6,686,147
Other 2-axle 4-tire vehicle 65,738,322 69,133,913 70,224,082 71,330,205 75,356,376 79,084,979 84,187,636 85,011,305 87,186,663 91,845,327 95,336,839 99,124,775
Truck, single-unit 2-axle 6-tire or more 5,023,670 5,266,029 5,293,358 5,734,925 5,762,864 5,926,030 5,703,501 5,650,619 5,848,523 6,161,028 6,395,240 6,649,337
Truck, combination 1,695,751 1,746,586 1,789,968 1,997,345 2,028,562 2,096,619 2,154,174 2,276,661 1,908,365 2,010,335 2,086,759 2,169,670
Bus 685,503 694,781 697,548 715,540 728,777 746,125 749,548 760,717 776,550 795,274 807,053 821,959
Transit                        
Motor bus 67,107 71,678 72,770 72,142 74,228 75,013 76,075 76,190 77,328 81,033 82,027 (P) 83,080
Light rail cars 1,048 1,114 1,078 1,076 1,180 1,327 1,371 1,448 1,482 1,622 1,645 (P) 1,801
Heavy rail cars 10,166 10,243 10,228 10,296 10,362 10,311 10,718 10,849 10,754 10,858 11,110 (P) 11,052
Trolley bus 695 675 655 646 657 652 600 616 672 597 615 (P) 609
Commuter rail cars and locomotives 5,164 5,240 5,426 5,536 5,550 5,498 5,572 5,724 5,959 6,228 6,392 (P) 6,403
Demand response 29,352 30,804 32,509 29,646 31,884 33,080 34,661 34,699 35,954 37,078 41,958 (P) 43,509
Other 2,809 2,996 3,807 4,706 5,076 5,360 5,792 5,581 6,141 6,406 7,080 (P) 8,741
Rail                        
Class I, Freight cars 583,486 570,865 568,493 575,604 579,140 560,154 499,860 477,751 467,063 473,773 474,839 475,415
Class I, Locomotive 18,812 19,269 19,684 20,261 20,256 20,028 19,745 20,506 20,774 22,015 22,779 23,732
Nonclass I freight cars 84,724 87,364 116,108 121,659 126,762 132,448 125,470 130,590 124,580 120,169 120,195 120,688
Car companies and shippers freight cars 550,717 582,344 585,818 618,404 662,934 688,194 688,806 691,329 687,337 693,978 717,211 750,404
Amtrak, Passenger train car 1,722 1,730 1,728 1,962 1,992 1,894 2,084 2,896 1,623 1,211 1,186 1,191
Amtrak, Locomotive 313 299 332 345 329 378 401 372 442 276 258 319
Water                        
Nonself-propelled vessels 31,360 32,811 33,011 33,509 33,387 33,152 33,042 32,381 31,335 31,296 32,052 32,211
Self-propelled vessels 8,281 8,293 8,408 8,523 8,379 8,202 8,546 8,621 8,648 8,994 8,976 8,898
Oceangoing steam and motor shipsa 512 509 495 473 470 461 454 443 416 412 357 286
Recreational boats 11,734,710 11,877,938 12,312,982 12,565,930 12,738,271 12,782,143 12,876,346 12,854,054 12,794,616 12,781,476 12,942,414 12,746,126

KEY: U = Data are unavailable, P = Data are preliminary.

a Beginning in 2006, vessels are reported if they are greater than 10,000 deadweight tons; prior to 2006, boats of greater than 1,000 deadweight tons were reported.

NOTES: Air Carrier are those aircraft carrying passengers or cargo for hire under 14 CFR 121 and 14 CFR 135. The number of aircraft is the monthly average of the number of aircraft reported in use for the last three months of the year. General aviation data includes air taxi aircraft. Other transit includes aerial tramway, automated guideway transit, cablecar, ferry boat, inclined plane, monorail, and vanpool. Nonself-propelled vessels include dry-cargo barges, tank barges, and railroad-car floats.

Self-propelled vessels include dry-cargo and/or passenger, offshore supply vessels, railroad-car ferries, tankers, and towboats. Recreational boats include those that are required to be numbered in accordance with Chapter 123 of Title 46 U.S.C.

SOURCES: Air Carrier: Aerospace Industries Association, General Aviation: Federal Aviation Administration, Highway: Federal Highway Administration, Transit: American Pubic Transportation Association, Rail: Association of American Railroads and Amtrak, Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-11, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics as of January 2009.