Passenger-Miles Traveled: 2007 and 2017

millions
Mode 2007 2017
Air
U.S. air carrier, domestic
607,564
693,818
Highway
Light-duty vehicleª
4,341,984
4,816,223
Motorcycle
27,173
23,382
Truck
304,178
297,593
Bus
307,753
365,220
Passenger rail
Amtrakb
5,783
6,527
Commuter rail
11,137
12,251
Heavy rail
16,138
17,591
Light railc
1,930
2,776

Notes:

aIncludes passenger cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles. bMeasured in revenue passenger-miles. cLight 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 1-40, available at https://www.bts.gov/nts.

Last Updated: June 2019