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2007 New York State Yearbook Banner Section M: Transportation

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    Information on transportation related topics in New York State — including highways; motor vehicles and licensing; bridges; public transportation; railroads; and airports and air transportation.


  • There were over 10.5 million motor vehicles registered in New York in 2005 with more than 83 percent of these passenger vehicles. Suffolk County had the highest number of registered motor vehicles at 808,985.
  • There were 253,710 motor vehicle accidents in 2002, down 24 percent from the year before. Although the 1,509 fatalities in these accidents was 2.9 percent lower than 2001, it was still the second lowest number of deaths in over 20 years.
  • Town roads accounted for more than one-half of the 113,343 miles of highways in New York in 2004.
  • Of the 19,489 bridges in New York as of July 2006, 6,254 were either deficient or closed, down from 7,139 in the previous year.
  • 147 million vehicles used the New York State Thruway in 2005, with over 9 percent of them entering at the Washington Avenue barrier (Exit 24) in Albany.
  • More than 2.5 billion passengers traveled 677 million miles by public transit in 2005.
  • There were nearly 39.2 million passenger enplanements in New York State in 2004, more than three-quarters of which were at J. F. K. and LaGuardia airports.

Highway Mileage by Functional Systems and Urban and Rural Designations, US by State: 2003


Motor Vehicle Registrations In Force, NYS: 1992-2005


Motor Vehicle Registrations Issued, NYS: Selected Years 1930-91


Motor Vehicle Registrations Issued by Type of Vehicle, NYS by County of Residence: 2005


Motor Vehicle Registrations in Force by Type of Vehicle, NYS by County of Residence: 2005


Motor Vehicle Driver Licenses, NYS: Selected Years 1930-2005


Motor Vehicle Driver Licenses, NYS by County of Issuance: 2005


Motor Vehicle Accidents and Accident Rates, NYS: 1979-2003


Driver Licenses on File and Drivers in Accidents, by Severity of Accident and by Age and Sex of Driver, NYS: 2003


Motor Vehicle Accidents by Vehicle Type and Severity of Accident, NYS: 2003


Motor Vehicle Accidents by Severity, NYS by County: 2000-02 Average and 2003


Motor Vehicle Accidents by Hour of Occurrence and by Day of Week, NYS: 1999-2003


Motor Vehicle Accidents by Hour of Occurrence and by Day of Week, NYS: 1999-2003


Motor Vehicle Convictions by County of Court and Year of Conviction, NYS: 2004


Convictions for Motor Vehicle Violations by Year of Conviction, NYS: 2002-05


Persons Killed or Injured in Motorcycle/Moped and Bicycle Accidents, by Age and Sex, NYS: 1999-2003


Highway Mileage by Jurisdiction, NYS by County: 2005


Highway Utilization, NYS: 1978-2006


Bridges by Owner and Condition, NYS: As of April 2007


Surface Pavement Condition on the Highway Route System, NYS: 2000-06


New York State Thruway Traffic (Controlled System): 2006


NYS Thruway, Bridges and Barriers — Traffic and Revenue Summary: 2005-06


NYS Thruway, Traffic and Revenue: One-Day Records: As of December 31, 2006


Public Transit Service, NYS: Fiscal Years 1980-81 — 2005-06


Metropolitan Transportation Authority Summary Data, NYS: 2000-06


Rail Freight Traffic, NYS: 1978-2005


AMTRAK Ridership in NYS: 1980-2006


Pleasure Craft Activity on the New York State Canal System by Canal Section: 1970-2006


Airfields by Type of Facility and Use, NYS: 1974-2005


Volume of Air Traffic by Certificated US Flag Air Carriers, NYS: 2001-05


Motor Vehicle Accident Rates, NYS: 1990-2003


Drivers Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident Rates by Age and Sex of Driver, NYS: 2003


Resident Population — Percent Commuting via Public Transportation, NYS: 2000

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