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Great care should be taken when comparing modal energy intensity data among modes. Because of the inherent differences among the transportation modes in the nature of services, routes available, and many additional factors, it is not possible to obtain truly comparable national energy intensities among modes. These values are averages, and there is a great deal of variability even within a mode.

 

 

Table 2.10 Passenger Travel and Energy Use, 2003

 

 

Source:

See Appendix A for Passenger Travel and Energy Use.

 

 

a Changed significantly due to newly available data from the 2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey. See Appendix A for details.

b Includes passenger cars, vans, and small buses operating in response to calls from passengers to the transit operator who dispatches the vehicles.

c Data are not available.

d Energy use is estimated.

e Includes domestic scheduled services and l/i of international scheduled services (Table 2.13 shows only domestic services). These energy intensities may be inflated because all energy use is attributed to passengers-cargo energy use is not taken into account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy intensities

 

 

Number of vehicles (thousands)

Vehicle-miles (millions)

Passenger-miles (millions)

Load factor (persons/ vehicle)

(Btu  per

vehicle-mile)

(Btu per

passenger-mile)

Energy use

(trillion Btu)

Cars

135,669.9

1,660,828

2,607,547

1.57

5,572

3,549

9,254.7

Personal trucks (a)

76,627.3

835,666

1,437,346

1.72

6,894

4,008

5,760.9

Motorcycles

5,370.0

9,539

11,638

1.22

2,500

2,049

23.8

Demand response (b)

36.0

864

930

1.1

21,319

19,806

18.4

Vanpool

6.6

89

541

6.1

8,489

1,401

0.8

Buses

c

c

c

c

c

c

186.8

Transit

78.0

2,435

21,262

8.7

36,628

4,160

89.2

Intercity  (d)

c

c

c

c

c

c

28.3

School  (d)

631.4

c

c

c

c

c

69.3

Air

c

c

c

c

c

c

2,217.3

Certificated route  (e )

c

c

578,745

c

c

3,587

2,075.9

General aviation

209.7

c

c

c

c

c

141.4

Recreational boats

12,665.0

c

c

c

c

c

203.6

Rail

18.6

1,311

30,321

23.1

69,947

3,024

91.7

Intercity (Amtrak)

0.4

331

5,680

17.2

50,453

2,935

16.7

Transit (light & heavy)

12.2

694

15,082

21.7

70,173

3,228

48.7

Commuter

6.0

286

9,559

33.4

91,958

2,751

26.3

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