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Air: For Canada and the United States, on-demand air taxis are included in commercial aircraft and are excluded from general aviation. For the United States, this is different from the way the data are sometimes presented. For Mexico, air taxis are included in the total for commercial aircraft and are not identifiable as jet and non-jet in the registration files.
Road: Personal vehicles, light trucks: Mexicos total for personal vehicles includes light trucks (such as sports utility vehicles, pickups and minivans). However, it is not possible to further disaggregate light trucks. The U.S. total for personal vehicles does include light trucks, and light trucks are also identified as a separate vehicle category. Mexico may also include light trucks such as pickups in its total for commercial freight vehicles. Canadas total for personal vehicles does not include light trucks. However, light trucks are included in Canadas overall road total.
Water Transport: Freight vessels: The total for freight vessels represents the sum of the liquid, dry bulk carrier, other dry cargo and miscellaneous type vessel categories. Mexican data for container and tank barge vessels have not been included in its total because data for these types of vessels are nonexistent.
Buses (charter, intercity and local motor): Data are derived from a sample of Canadian companies engaged in scheduled intercity bus, urban transit, school bus, charter and other types of bus service from Statistics Canada’s annual Survey of the Passenger Bus and Urban Transit Industry. Local motor buses are also included in the total number of transit vehicles.
Commercial freight vehicles: Data for 1990, 1995 and 1996 are based on Statistics Canada’s Motor Carriers of Freight Survey, supplemented by data from Canada’s vehicle registration files. Data for 1999 are estimates, based upon fourth-quarter data from the Canadian Vehicle Survey–the first quarter of the Canadian Vehicle Survey with results for all of the provinces. Data for 2000 – 2009 is also based on the Canadian Vehicle Survey (CVS). The increase in commercial freight vehicles from 1998 to 2000 is largely due to this break in the time series.
Transit: The total for Canadian transit includes transit rail and local motor bus. Transit rail includes commuter rail, heavy rail and light rail.
Air: For Mexico, air taxis are included in the total for commercial aircraft and are not identifiable as jet and non-jet in the registration files.
Commercial aircraft: Includes taxis not identified in the records as jets or non-jets. Data for taxis are 714 in 1990; 1 051 in 1995; and 950 in 1996. In 1997 1 022; 780 in 1998; 869 in 1999; 880 in 2000; 847 in 2001; 846 in 2002; 890 in 2003; 1 088 in 2004; 1 076 in 2005, 1 124 in 2006, 1 255 in 2007, 1 348 in 2008, 1 373 in 2009, 1434 in 2010, 1 595 in 2011, 1 679 in 2012, 1835 in 2013, and 1842 in 2014.
Road (intercity buses and commercial freight vehicles): Data refer to vehicles devoted to the federal public service and private service.
Road: For 2014: information for the 29 states is complete, except Mexico City and Sonora which are preliminary. During the recruitment process and information processing in 2015, the reporting entity source for Chiapas updated vehicular registrations for 2014.
For 2015: information corresponds only to 30 states and is preliminary. The data for the State of Mexico and Mexico City are not available.
Cars for urban rail system: Data are related to Electric Transportation Systems in Mexico City and Guadalajara (trolleybus and light train) and the mass transport system (Metro) in Mexico City and (Metrorrey) in Monterrey .
There was a decrease in the number of cars in the urban rail system in 2008, because that year, Line 2 went into operation on the Public Transport Corridor Passengers (Metrobus) in Mexico City, prompting the suspension of 2 lines of Trolleybuses. The increase in the number of cars in 2013 was due to the introduction of the Metro Line 12 (mass transport system) in Mexico City starting in November 2012
Air and general aviation: Rounded to the nearest 100 prior to 2003 for commercial air, and prior to 2000 for general aviation.
Road: All U.S. road data represent registered vehicles, except local motor buses which are active passenger vehicles. Totals for all road vehicles comprise all types of buses including intercity, charter, school and local motor bus. Local motor buses are also included in the total number of transit vehicles. Passenger cars include taxis. Light trucks include vans, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. Road data for 1990-2006 use the categories passenger car and light truck. Road data for 2007-09 are categorized differently under a new methodology which is not comparable to that of previous years. For 2007-09, FHWA has changed the Passenger car category to Light-duty Vehicles, short wheel base, which includes passenger cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with a wheel base equal to or less than 121 inches. For 2007-09, FHWA has changed the Light truck category to the new category Light duty vehicle, long wheel base, which includes large passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs with a wheel base longer than 121 inches.
Rail: Freight rail cars (except those owned by car companies and shippers) and locomotives are Class I railroads only.
Transit: The total for U.S. transit includes transit rail, local motor bus as well as trolley buses, ferries and transit for the disabled. Transit rail includes commuter rail, heavy rail and light rail. The number of commuter railcars includes locomotives. Transit data for 1996 and later years are not comparable to the data for earlier years or to the data published in previous editions of this table due to different data sources used.
Freight vessels: Represents U.S. flagged vessels. U.S. flagged vessels are U.S. operated but not necessarily owned.
Air: Transport Canada. Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: National Year-End Summaries. http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/CCARCS-RIACC/SmYA.aspx (accessed October 24, 2016).
Road: 1990-1998: Statistics Canada. Table 405-0001 Road motor vehicle, trailer and snowmobile registration, annual (registrations) (table). CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 29, 2010).
Commercial freight vehicles: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 53-222-XIE. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=53-222-X&lang=eng, Annual.
1999-2009: Statistics Canada. Table 405-0064 Canadian vehicle survey, number of vehicles in scope, by type of vehicle and type of vehicle body, annual (units) (table). CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 5, 2010).
2010-2015: Statistics Canada. Table 405-0004 Road motor vehicles, registrations, annual (number) (table). CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 30, 2016).
1999-2015: Motorcycles and buses: Statistics Canada. Table 405-0004 Road motor vehicles, registrations, annual (number) (table). CANSIM (database). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 30, 2016).
Rail: Transport Canada. Rail Carrier Annual Report Database (Ottawa, Ont.: 2016).
Transit: 1990, 1995-1999: Statistics Canada. Passenger Bus and Urban Transit Statistics. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 53-215-XIB. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=53-215-X&lang=eng, Annual.
2000-2014: Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) (Ottawa, Ont.: various years).
Water transport: 1990: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. Statistical Tables.
1995-2010: IHS Fairplay, Lloyd’s Register: World Fleet Statistics – Table 2 (Redhill, UK: various years).
Air: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).
Rail: For 1990, 1995 and 1996: Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México. Series Estadísticas. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Tarifas, Transporte Ferroviario y Multimodal (1997-2004). As from 2005: Dirección General de Transporte Ferroviario y Multimodal (Mexico City, D.F.).
Road: 1990-2013 Instituto Nacional de Estadística, y Geografía Dirección General de Estadísticas Económicas, based on data collected from Secretaría de Finanzas de los Gobiernos Estatales, Tesorerías Municipales or Organismos Reguladores del Transporte in the states. In the case of Mexico City is consider the Secretaría de Movilidad. (Mexico City.: various years).
Transit: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Dirección General de Estadísticas Económicas, based on data collected from Sistema de Transporte Colectivo In Mexico City (Metro), Sistema de Transporte Colectivo in Monterrey (Metrorrey), and Sistema de Transporte Electrico in Mexico City and Guadalajara (Mexico City.: various years).
Water transport: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante. Special tabulations. (Mexico City.: various years).
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-11, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics.