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Number of U.S. passenger-miles in transit traffic from 1990 to 2015, by type (in millions)

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Passenger miles - transit traffic in the United States by type 1990-2015 This statistic illustrates the miles traveled by passengers on public transportation in the United States from 1990 through 2015, with a breakdown by type of transit. In 2015, U.S. passengers covered a distance of around 20.2 billion miles on motor buses.
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Motor bus*Light rail**Heavy railTrolleybusCommuter railDemand responseFerry boatOther***
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This statistic illustrates the miles traveled by passengers on public transportation in the United States from 1990 through 2015, with a breakdown by type of transit. In 2015, U.S. passengers covered a distance of around 20.2 billion miles on motor buses.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2015
Supplementary notes
* As of 2011, motor bus category includes motor bus, commuter bus and bus rapid transit (BRT).
** Beginning 2011, light rail category includes light rail, street car rail and hybrid rail.
*** Other includes aerial tramway, Alaska Railroad, bus rapid transit, cable car, commuter bus, demand response - taxi, inclined plane, monorail/automated guideway, Publico and vanpool.

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