TABLE 2-1-3 - Number of U.S. Aircraft, Vehicles, and Other Conveyances: 1998-2007

TABLE 2-1-3 - Number of U.S. Aircraft, Vehicles, and Other Conveyances: 1998-2007

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  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Air                    
Air carrier 8,111 8,228 8,055 8,497 8,194 8,176 8,186 8,225 8,089 8,044
General aviation(active fleet) 204,710 219,464 217,533 211,446 211,244 209,708 219,426 224,352 221,943 231,607
Highway, total (registered vehicles)                    
Passenger car 131,838,538 132,432,044 133,621,420 137,633,467 135,920,677 135,669,897 136,430,651 136,568,083 135,399,945 135,932,930
Motorcycle 3,879,450 4,152,433 4,346,068 4,903,056 5,004,156 5,370,035 5,767,934 6,227,146 6,678,958 7,138,476
Other 2-axle 4-tire vehicle 71,330,205 75,356,376 79,084,979 84,187,636 85,011,305 87,186,663 91,845,327 95,336,839 99,124,775 101,469,615
Truck, single-unit 2-axle 6-tire or more 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 6,806,630
Truck, combination 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 2,220,995
Bus 715,540 728,777 746,125 749,548 760,717 776,550 795,274 807,053 821,959 834,436
Transit                    
Motor bus 55,661 57,352 58,578 60,256 60,719 61,659 61,318 62,284 64,025 63,359
Light rail cars 1,061 1,160 1,306 1,359 1,448 1,482 1,622 1,645 1,801 1,802
Heavy rail cars 10,296 10,362 10,311 10,718 10,849 10,754 10,858 11,110 11,052 11,222
Trolley bus 646 657 652 600 616 672 597 615 609 559
Commuter rail cars and locomotives 5,535 5,549 5,497 5,528 5,631 5,866 6,130 6,290 6,300 6,279
Demand response 20,042 20,761 22,087 24,668 24,808 25,873 26,333 28,346 29,406 29,433
Other 7,105 7,467 7,705 8,137 8,033 8,626 10,544 11,622 12,454 12,953
Rail                    
Class I, Freight cars 575,604 579,140 560,154 499,860 477,751 467,063 473,773 474,839 475,415 460,172
Class I, Locomotive 20,261 20,256 20,028 19,745 20,506 20,774 22,015 22,779 23,732 24,143
Nonclass I freight cars 121,659 126,762 132,448 125,470 130,590 124,580 120,169 120,195 120,688 120,463
Car companies and shippers freight cars 618,404 662,934 688,194 688,806 691,329 687,337 693,978 717,211 750,404 805,074
Amtrak, Passenger train car 1,962 1,992 1,894 2,084 2,896 1,623 1,211 1,186 1,191 1,164
Amtrak, Locomotive 345 329 378 401 372 442 276 258 319 270
Water                    
Nonself-propelled vessels 33,509 33,387 33,152 33,042 32,381 31,335 31,296 32,052 32,211 31,654
Self-propelled vessels 8,523 8,379 8,202 8,546 8,621 8,648 8,994 8,976 8,898 9,041
Oceangoing steam and motor shipsa 473 470 461 454 443 416 412 357 272 275
Recreational boats 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 12,875,568

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 Carriers 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 3 months of the year. General aviation data includes air taxi aircraft. Other transit includes aerial tramway, automated guideway transit, Alaska railroad, 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: Federal Transit Administration; Rail: Association of American Railroads and National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak); Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 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 April 2010.