Table 1 The Transportation Network: 2002

Table 1 The Transportation Network: 2002

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Mode Components
Public roads 46,747 miles of Interstate highway
114,790 miles of other National Highway System roads
3,820,134 miles of other roads
Public-use airports 5,286 airports
Airports serving large certificated carriers (2001) 29 large hubs (72 airports), 445 million enplaned passengers (see Glossary for definition of "hub")
31 medium hubs (52 airports), 95 million enplaned passengers
55 small hubs (72 airports), 36 million enplaned passengers
598 nonhubs (622 airports), 16 million enplaned passengers
Miles of railroad operated (2001) 97,631 miles by Class I freight railroads in the United Statesa
17,439 miles by regional freight railroads
27,563 miles by local freight railroads
23,000 miles by Amtrak (passenger)b
Urban transit (2001)  
Directional route-milesc Bus: 160,506 (2000)
Trolley bus: 467R
Commuter rail: 5,209
Heavy rail: 1,572
Light rail: 897R
Stations Commuter rail: 986R
Heavy rail: 1,019
Light rail: 613R
Navigable channels 26,000 miles of navigable waterways (2000)
Ferry routes 487 (2000)
Commercial waterway facilitiesd (2001)  
Great Lakes 600 deep-draft, 154 shallow-draft
Inland 2,367 shallow-draft
Ocean 4,269 deep-draft, 1,798 shallow-draft
Locks 275
Oil Crude lines: 69,068 miles of pipe
Product lines: 80,551 miles of pipe
Gas (2002) Transmission: 258,800 miles of pipe
Distribution: 1,139,400 miles of pipe

a There are also 311 miles of railroad operated by U.S. Class I freight railroads in Canada and Mexico.

b The Amtrak mileage includes the 730 miles of trackage it owns and route-miles operated on the tracks of the freight railroads.

c Directly operated service. Does not include contracted service.

d See Glossary for definition of commercial waterway facilites.

Key: R = Revised

Sources: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002); Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts, 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002); USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2003); Oil & Gas Journal, Sept. 8, 2003; USDOT, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, November 2003, tables 18 and 20; USDOT, BTS, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers, Summary Tables, 12 Months Ending Dec. 31, 2001 (Washington, DC: 2003); US Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Navigation Data Center, The US Waterway System Facts, December 2002 (Alexandria, VA: 2003).