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Table 2-1 Person Travel in Selected Travel Modes


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(million person-miles)

  Light-duty highway vehicles Air carrier, domestic U.S. and foreign air carrier, international Bus Motorcycle Transit Intercity/ Amtrak
2005 4,319,993 583,771 451,386 278,864 17,492 47,125 5,381
2006 4,332,465 588,471 472,005 297,631 24,329 49,504 5,410
2007 4,341,984 607,564 496,088 307,753 27,173 51,873 5,784
2008 4,248,783 583,292 503,056 314,278 26,430 53,712 6,179
2009 3,625,598 551,741 481,049 305,014 22,428 53,898 5,914
2010 3,646,451 554,618 510,884 291,914 19,941 52,627 6,420
2011 3,650,223 564,685 535,928 292,716 19,927 54,328 6,568
2012 3,669,278 569,931 558,054 313,357 23,034 55,169 6,752
2013 3,688,161 578,723 588,185 321,539 21,937 56,467 7,283
2014 3,731,888 595,970 621,435 339,177 21,510 54,998 6,675

NOTES: U.S. and foreign air carrier, international includes only scheduled flight segments to and from the United States. Light-duty highway vehicleincludes both short and long wheel base passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Bus and demand response are included in both Bus and Transit, which results in some double counting. Amtrak does not include contract commuter passenger miles. The data in table above may not be consistent with other sources, particularly data that are revised on an irregular or frequent basis. Different vehicle occupancy rates were used to estimate passenger miles for Light-duty highway vehicles and Bus beginning with 2009. Nationwide travel data for walking and biking are not collected on an annual basis.

SOURCES: U.S. foreign air carrier, international: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Scheduled Passenger Data Tool, available at http://www.transtats.bts.gov as of April 2016. All other categories: Various sources as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-40, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of April 2016.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017