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TABLE 13.1 Energy Use and Activity Characteristics of Various Transportation Modes in 2006

Mode

Energy Use

Passenger Transport Activity

Goods Transport Activity

Trillion BTU

%

Cum %

Passenger-miles (millions)

%

Cum %

Ton-miles (millions)

%

Cum %

Light-duty personal vehicles

16,824

65%

65%

4,546,618

87.5%

87.5%

 

 

 

Medium/heavy trucks

5,188

20%

85%

 

 

 

1,294,492

34.8%

34.8%

Domestic air transport

1,834

7%

92%

590,633

11.4%

98.9%

15,860

0.4%

35.2%

Pipeline

842

3%

95%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freight rail

585

2%

98%

 

 

 

1,852,833

49.7%

84.9%

Domestic waterborne freight

304

1%

99%

 

 

 

561,629

15.1%

100%

Transit (all modes)

164

1%

99%

52,154

1.0%

99.9%

 

 

 

School bus

73

0%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intercity bus

30

0%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motorcycles

28

0%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intercity passenger rail

14

0%

100%

5,381

0.1%

100%

 

 

 

Total of above

25,886

 

 

5,194,786

 

 

3,724,814

 

 

SOURCE: Based on data from Davis et al. (2008) and DOT (2008).



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