Passenger-Miles Traveled: 2007 and 2016

millions
Mode 2007 2016
Air
U.S. air carrier, domestic
607,564
670,437
Highway
Light-duty vehicleª
4,341,984
3,924,199
Motorcycle
27,173
22,022
Truck
304,178
287,895
Bus
307,753
346,610
Passenger rail
Amtrakb
5,784
6,520
Commuter rail
11,137
11,840
Heavy rail
16,138
18,474
Light railc
1,930
2,775

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/.

Last Updated: April 2018