TABLE 2-6 - Number of U.S. Aircraft, Vehicles, and Other Conveyances: 2004-2009

TABLE 2-6 - Number of U.S. Aircraft, Vehicles, and Other Conveyances: 2004-2009

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  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Air            
Air carrier 8,186 8,225 8,089 8,044 7,856 U
General aviation(active fleet) 219,426 224,352 221,943 231,607 228,663 223,877
Highway, total (registered vehicles)            
Passenger car 136,430,651 136,568,083 135,399,945 135,932,930 137,079,843 U
Motorcycle 5,767,934 6,227,146 6,678,958 7,138,476 7,752,926 U
Other 2-axle 4-tire vehicle 91,845,327 95,336,839 99,124,775 101,469,615 101,234,849 U
Truck, single-unit 2-axle 6-tire or more 6,161,028 6,395,240 6,649,337 6,806,630 6,790,882 U
Truck, combination 2,010,335 2,086,759 2,169,670 2,220,995 2,215,856 U
Bus 795,274 807,053 821,959 834,436 843,308 U
Transit            
Motor bus 61,318 62,284 64,025 63,359 63,151 63,343
Light rail cars 1,622 1,645 1,801 1,802 1,948 2,059
Heavy rail cars 10,858 11,110 11,052 11,222 11,377 11,461
Trolley bus 597 615 609 559 590 531
Commuter rail cars and locomotives 6,130 6,290 6,300 6,279 6,494 6,722
Demand response 26,333 28,346 29,406 29,433 30,773 34,235
Other 10,544 11,622 12,454 12,953 14,953 17,766
Rail            
Class I, Freight cars 473,773 474,839 475,415 460,172 450,297 416,180
Class I, Locomotive 22,015 22,779 23,732 24,143 24,003 24,045
Nonclass I freight cars 120,169 120,195 120,688 120,463 109,487 108,233
Car companies and shippers freight cars 693,978 717,211 750,404 805,074 833,188 839,020
Amtrak, Passenger train car 1,211 1,186 1,191 1,164 1,177 1,214
Amtrak, Locomotive 276 258 319 270 278 274
Water            
Nonself-propelled vessels 31,296 32,052 32,211 31,654 31,238 U
Self-propelled vessels 8,994 8,976 8,898 9,041 9,063 U
Oceangoing steam and motor shipsa 423 366 344 275 272 196
Recreational boats 12,781,476 12,942,414 12,746,126 12,875,568 12,692,892 12,721,541

a 2004-06 data include private and government owned vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over. Beginning in 2007, data are reported only for privately-owned vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over. 2009 data includes privately owned vessels of 10,000 deadweight tons and above not including the Great Lakes vessels. All the data are year-end data.

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, cable car, 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; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard; and U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration 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 2011.