Vehicle-Miles Traveled: 2008 and 2016

millions
Mode 2008 2016
Air
U.S. air carrier, domestica
6,446
6,227
Highway
Light-duty vehicleᵇ
2,630,213
2,849,718
Motorcycle
20,811
20,445
Truck
310,680
287,895
Bus
14,823
16,350
Passenger rail
Amtrakc
272
316
Commuter railc
337
374
Heavy railc
674
701
Light rail c,d
88
124

Notes:

aMeasured in revenue aircraft-miles. bIncludes passenger cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles. cMeasured in passenger car-miles. dLight rail was revised beginning in 2011 and includes light rail, street car rail, and hybrid rail.

Sources:

As cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-35, available at https://www.bts.gov/.

Last Updated: June 2018