Passenger-Miles Traveled: 2007 and 2015

millions
Mode 2007 2015
Air
U.S. air carrier, domestic
607,564
641,905
Highway
Light-duty vehicleª
4,341,984
3,828,301
Motorcycle
27,173
21,118
Truck
304,178
279,844
Bus
307,753
344,073
Passenger rail
Amtrakb
5,784
6,536
Commuter rail
11,137
11,759
Heavy rail
16,138
18,400
Light railc
1,930
2,645

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.

Data for 2007 and later years may not be comparable to previous years due to changes in methodology.

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: October 2017 | Retrieved: October 2017