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Table 3-1 Passenger Transportation Infrastructure: 2000, 2010, and 2013

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  2000 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013
Public roads (miles) 3,936,222 3,995,635 4,067,076 4,077,756 4,092,730 4,115,462
Public road lanesa (miles) 8,224,245 8,371,718 8,581,158 8,567,618 8,606,003 8,656,070
Transit railb (miles) 7,601 0 10,744 0 0 11,190
Amtrakc (miles) 23,000 22,007 21,178 21,225 21,334 U
Airports 19,281   19,802     19,453
Navigable waterwaysd (miles) 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000

aMeasured in lane-miles. bMeasured in directional route-miles. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, and light rail. cMiles of road operated by Amtrak. Amtrak, freight railroads, and commuter rail networks share common trackage. dEstimated length of domestic waterways.

KEY: U = Data are unavailable.

SOURCES: Public roads–U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Highway Statistics (multiple years), as cited in the USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics (NTS), tables 1-5 and 1-6, available at www.bts.gov as of March 2015. Transit rail–USDOT, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Databased, as cited in USDOT, BTS, NTS, table 1-1, available at www.bts.gov as of March 2015. Amtrak–Amtrak as cited in USDOT, BTS, NTS, table 1-1, available at www.bts.gov as of March 2015. Airports–USDOT, Federal Aviation Administration as cited in USDOT, BTS, NTS, table 1-3, available at www.bts.gov as of March 2015. Navigable waterways–U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Navigation Data Center, as cited in USDOT, BTS, NTS, table 1-1, available at www.bts.gov as of March 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017