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2-5 Daily Passenger Travel

Monday, December 21, 2015

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  1995 2001 2009
Travel per person      
Daily person trips 4.3 3.7 3.8
Daily person-miles 38.7 36.9 36.1
Travel per driver      
Daily vehicle trips 3.6 3.4 3.0
Daily vehicle-miles of travel 32.1 32.7 29.0
Average commute      
Length in miles 11.6 12.1 11.8
Travel time in minutes 20.7 23.3 23.9
Percent of trips by mode      
Private vehicle 89.3 86.4 83.4
Busa 3.0 2.8 3.3
Railb 0.6 0.6 0.6
Walk 5.5 8.7 10.4
Bike 0.9 0.8 1.0
Air 0.1 0.1 0.1
Otherc 0.5 0.6 1.1

aIncludes local transit bus, commuter bus, school bus, charter/tour bus, city-to-city bus. bIncludes subway/elevated rail, street car/trolley, Amtrak/intercity train, and commuter train. cIncludes ferry, hotel/airport shuttle, light electric vehicle, limousine, passenger line/ferry, sailboat/motorboat/yacht, ship/cruise, special transit, taxicab, other, and unknown.

Note: Percents may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 2009 National Household Travel Survey, available at nhts.ornl.gov as of September 2015.