Table 8-1: Domestic Passenger Travel by Mode (Billions [or thousand millions] of passenger-kilometers)


 

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Canada
United States
Mexico

 

Notes:

  All countries

Air: The U.S. total for air represents both air carriers and general aviation. However, only the large certificated air carriers are included. See technical notes for a more complete explanation. The Mexican air total represents only scheduled air carriers. However, nonscheduled and general aviation represents a very small share of passenger travel in Mexico. Canadian data for total air activity are nonexistent because data for general aviation are not collected.

Transit and water transport: For the United States, ferry activity is included in the total for transit. For Mexico, data for overall transit activity are nonexistent because the data are not collected. However, Mexican data for water transport do represent ferry activity. Canadian data for transit overall and ferry activity are nonexistent because the data are not collected.

  Canada

Air carriers: Includes Level I to III Canadian air carriers. For a definition of these, see the technical documentation.

  Mexico

Air: Data for general aviation are not included in the air total. The Mexican air total represents only scheduled air carriers. However, nonscheduled and general aviation represents a very small share of passenger travel in Mexico.

Intercity bus: Data refer to intercity buses utilizing Mexico’s federal highway system.

Transit and water transport: For Mexico, data for overall transit activity are nonexistent because the data are not collected. However, Mexican data for water transport do represent ferry activity.

  United States

Revised numbers are revised from the original source.

Passenger-kilometers, total: Is not the sum of the subcategories because local motor bus is included in both the road and transit totals. This double counting has been removed from the overall total.

Road data for 1990-2006 use the categories passenger car and light truck. Road data for 2007-09 use new categories under a new methodology which is not comparable to that of previous years. The new category Light duty vehicle, short wheel base includes passenger cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with a wheel base equal to or less than 121 inches. The new category Light duty vehicle, long wheel base includes large passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs with a wheel base longer than 121 inches.

1 kilometer = approximately 0.621371 miles.

 

Sources:
  Canada

Air carriers:

1990-2000: Statistics Canada. Canadian Civil Aviation. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 51-206-XIE.

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?lang=eng&catno=51-206-X, Annual.

2001-2014: Statistics Canada. Aviation: Service Bulletin. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 51-004-XIE.

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=51-004-XWE&lang=eng (accessed October 18, 2016).

 

Road:

All types except buses: 2000-2009: Statistics Canada. Table 405-0062 – Canadian vehicle survey, passenger-kilometres, by type of vehicle and type of vehicle body, annual. CANSIM (database).

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 21, 2015)

Buses: 2000-2003: Statistics Canada. Table 405-0092 – Canadian vehicle survey, passenger-kilometres by type of vehicle and purpose of trip (specific to vehicle type), annual. CANSIM (database).

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 21, 2015)

 

Rail: Statistics Canada. Table 404-0016 – Railway transport survey, summary statistics on freight and passenger transportation, annual. CANSIM (database),

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng (accessed October 18, 2016).

 

  Mexico

Air: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Road: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Autotransporte Federal. (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 (Mexico City, D.F.: 1997-2004). As from 2005: Dirección General de Transporte Ferroviario y Multimodal (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Water transport: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante. Special tabulations. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

  United States

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-40, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics.