Table 7 Per Capita Passenger Travel and Freight Transportation

Table 7 Per Capita Passenger Travel and Freight Transportation

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Passenger travel (1995) Number
Local trips per person,a annually 1,568
Local trips per person,a daily 4.3
Long-distance trips per person, annually 3.9
Local miles per person,a annually 14,115
Local miles per person,a daily 39
Long-distance miles per person, domestic only 3,129
Freight transportation (1997) Number
Tons per person, annually 55
Ton-miles per person, annually 14,383

a Persons aged 5 and over.

Notes: Data used for local travel are from the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey travel-day file and include trips of all lengths made by respondents on a single day; about 95 percent of these daily trips were 30 miles or less. Per capita calculations are based on population estimates within each survey, not from the Census Bureau estimate reported in the table.

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration, Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey, Our Nation's Travel (Washington, DC: 1997); USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), American Travel Survey data, October 1997, person trip and demographic files; USDOT, BTS and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 1997 Commodity Flow Survey (Washington, DC: 1999); plus additional estimates prepared for BTS by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.