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Table 1-1 Estimated Value of Transportation Capital Stock by Mode: 2000 and 2010-2013

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Billions of current dollars

  2000 2010 2011 2012 2013
Publicly owned capital stock          
Public highways and streets 1,398 2,880 3,075 3,207 3,284
Other publicly owned transportation 249 574 619 650 673
Privately owned capital stock          
Personal vehicles and parts 1,051 1,288 1,319 1,352 1,393
In-house transportation 820 985 1,040 1,106 1,173
Railroad transportation 288 360 376 391 399
Air transportation 185 220 225 229 234
Pipeline transportation 74 165 185 194 203
Other privately owned transportation 110 123 127 130 133
Commercial truck transportation 71 108 116 123 131
Private transit and ground passenger transportation 37 43 43 43 44
Water transportation 37 41 42 42 44
TOTAL 4,319 6,787 7,166 7,468 7,710

NOTES: Data include only privately owned capital stock except for those otherwise noted. Capital stock data are reported after deducting depreciation. Personal vehicles are considered consumer durable goods. In-house transportation includes transportation services provided within a firm whose main business is not transportation. For example, grocery companies often use their own truck fleets to move goods from their warehouses to their retail outlets. In-house transportation figures cover the the current cost net capital stock for fixed assets (e.g., autos, aircraft, ships, etc.) owned by a firm. Other publicly owned transportation includes publicly owned airway, waterway, and transit structures but does not include associated equipment. Other privately owned transportation includes sightseeing, couriers and messengers, and transportation support activities, such as freight transportation brokers. Details may not add to totals due to rounding. Locks and dams may be included under Other publicly owned transportation. Please see cited source for additional information.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Fixed Asset Tables, tables 3.1ES, 7.1B, 8.1; and Nonresidential Detailed Estimates, net stocks, current cost table. Available at as of June 2015.