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Table 3-18. Total Operating Revenues (Current $ millions)

Table 3-18. Total Operating Revenues (Current $ millions)

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  R1960 R1965 R1970 R1975 R1980 R1985 R1990 R1991 R1992 R1993 R1994 R1995 R1996 R1997 1998
Air carrier, domestic, all services 2,178 3,691 7,180 12,020 26,440 37,629 57,961 56,165 57,654 63,233 65,949 70,885 76,891 82,250 87,000
Trucking and courier services, except air N N N N N N 127,314 126,772 135,437 142,547 155,713 161,806 174,743 183,153 R197490
Class I bus, intercity 463 607 722 955 1,397 1,233 943 981 938 928 870 917 912 1,000 U
Transita 1,407 1,444 1,707 3,451 6,510 12,195 16,053 16,533 16,915 17,276 17,968 18,241 19,151 19,515 P18,897
Class I rail 9,514 10,208 11,992 16,402 28,258 27,586 28,370 27,845 28,349 28,825 30,809 32,279 32,693 33,118 R33151
Intercity/Amtrakb N N N 253 454 832 1,308 1,359 1,325 1,403 1,413 1,497 1,555 1,674 R2285
Water transportation (domestic)c 1,722 1,822 2,070 3,293 7,219 7,703 7,940 7,964 7,935 8,028 7,745 7,712 7,684 6,901 P6,886
Oil pipelined 895 1,051 1,396 2,220 7,548 8,910 8,387 8,101 8,521 8,421 8,273 8,278 8,635 8,607 8,656
Gas pipeline (investor-owned)e 8,700 11,500 16,400 30,551 85,918 103,945 66,027 63,922 66,405 69,965 63,430 58,435 72,025 53,328 64,905
Transmission companies 3,190 4,088 5,928 11,898 41,604 45,738 21,756 19,818 20,193 19,873 13,841 12,092 12,050 10,339 9,450
Distribution companies N N N 5,938 14,013 21,510 18,750 17,812 19,854 20,307 20,911 19,421 30,407 30,864 27,542
Integrated companies N N N 6,962 17,300 17,396 10,117 11,047 10,279 12,506 11,827 10,899 11,941 12,125 10,954
Combination companies N N N 5,753 13,001 19,301 15,404 15,245 16,079 17,279 16,851 16,023 17,627 U 16,959

a Excludes commuter rail, automated guideway, urban boat, demand responsive, and most rural and smaller systems prior to 1984. Includes operating assistance. b Amtrak began operations in 1971. c Includes foreign traffic moving on domestic inland waterways. d Oil pipeline revenues are much smaller than gas pipeline revenues because oil pipeline companies are common carriers that include transportation costs only. e Data are not directly comparable from year to year due to acquisition and mergers. Prior to 1975, pipeline companies are not categorized  by distribution, integrated, or combination. Total numbers for these companies are 1960 = 5,505; 1965 = 7,437; 1970 = 10,542. In 1997, the American Gas Association revised the database that identifies companies by type (distribution, integrated, or transmission). This reclassification of companies has resulted in numerous additions to the distribution company sample, in particular from the integrated company sample.

KEY: N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; R = revised; U = data are not available.

NOTE: In January 2000, the American Public Transit Association changed its name to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The APTA Transit Fact Book is now refered to as the Public Transportation Fact Book.

SOURCES:  
Air carrier, domestic, all services:
1960-70: Civil Aeronautics Board, Handbook of Airline Statistics, 1973 (Washington, DC: March 1974).
1975-80: Ibid. Air Carrier Financial Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), p. 1.
1985-98: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Financial Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual December issues), p. 1.
Trucking and courier services, except air:
1990-98: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Transportation Annual Survey, 1998 (Washington, DC: January 2000), table 1.
Intercity Class I bus:
1960-93: Interstate Commerce Commission, Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
1994-97: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Selected Earnings Data, Class 1 Motor Carriers of Passengers (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
Transit:
1960-98: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book (Washington, DC: March 2000), table 21, and similar tables in earlier editions of the APTA Transit Fact Book.
Class I rail:
1960-98: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: 1998), p. 12.
Intercity/Amtrak:
1975-80: Amtrak, State and Local Affairs Department and Public Affairs Department, personal communication.
1985-98: Ibid. Amtrak Annual Report, Statistical Appendix (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
Water transportation:
1960-98: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America (Washington, DC: Annual issues and supplements), p. 40.
Oil pipeline:
1960-98: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Transportation in America (Washington, DC: Annual issues and supplements), p. 40.
Gas pipeline:
1960-98: American Gas Association, Gas Facts (Arlington, VA: Annual issues), tables 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, and 12-4; and similar
tables in income accounts section in earlier editions.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017