TABLE 1-5-12 - Energy Intensity by Passenger Mode: 1998-2008

TABLE 1-5-12 - Energy Intensity by Passenger Mode: 1998-2008

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Btu per passenger-mile

  Passenger cars Light-duty trucks Transit buses Aircraft (domestic) Amtrak
1998 3,637 4,569 3,646 4,123 2,255
1999 3,672 4,612 3,546 4,049 2,344
2000 3,589 4,509 3,618 3,883 2,688
2001 3,597 3,985 3,492 3,848 2,690
2002 3,600 4,121 3,308 3,609 2,537
2003 3,570 4,452 3,201 3,496 2,145
2004 3,509 4,452 3,240 3,410 2,068
2005 3,585 4,077 2,685 3,232 2,025
2006 3,510 4,042 2,882 3,142 1,948
2007 3,518 4,008 2,771 3,040 1,824
2008 3,501 3,980 2,656 2,931 1,745

KEY: Btu = British thermal unit.

SOURCES: Aircraft: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Passenger cars and Light-duty trucks: Federal Highway Administration; Transit buses: Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database; Amtrak: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 4-20, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of April 2010.