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Table 2-4 Annual Person-Trips and Person-Miles Traveled by Mode: 1995, 2001, and 2009

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Person-trips (millions)

  1995 2001 2009
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 378,930 100.0 384,485 100.0 392,023 100.0
Privately-owned vehicle 327,400 86.4 331,847 86.3 327,118 83.4
Transit 6,638 1.8 6,202 1.6 7,520 1.9
Walk 20,325 5.4 33,145 8.6 40,962 10.4
Bike 3,342 0.9 3,213 0.8 4,082 1.0
Air 313 0.1 359 0.1 311 0.1
Other 20,913 5.5 9,718 2.5 12,031 3.1

Person-miles traveled (millions)

  1995 2001 2009
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 3,411,122 100.0 3,783,979 100.0 3,732,791 100.0
Privately-owned vehicle 3,110,249 91.2 3,337,234 88.2 3,298,168 88.4
Transit 72,577 2.1 44,355 1.2 54,393 1.5
Walk 10,821 0.3 23,522 0.6 27,943 0.7
Bike 4,586 0.1 6,162 0.2 8,956 0.2
Air 116,694 3.4 280,974 7.4 240,651 6.4
Other 96,194 2.8 91,733 2.4 102,680 2.8

NOTE: Person-trips are trips by one person in any mode of transportation. Other includes other and unreported modes.

SOURCE: 1995–U.S. Department of Transportation, National Passenger Travel Survey and 2001 and 2009–U.S Department of Transportation, National Household Travel Survey,all available at nhts.ornl.gov as of March 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017