Vehicle-Miles Traveled: 2009 and 2017

millions
Mode 2009 2017
Air
U.S. air carrier, domestica
5,935
6,337
Highway
Light-duty vehicleᵇ
2,633,248
2,877,378
Motorcycle
20,822
20,149
Truck
288,306
297,593
Bus
14,387
17,227
Passenger rail
Amtrakc
283
316
Commuter railc
337
376
Heavy railc
685
708
Light rail c,d
90
131

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: March 2019