National Transportation Statistics (1997)

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DIANE Publishing, 1998 - 352 pages
Presents basic information on America's transportation system at the national scale, including the physical network, economic performance, and its safety record, energy use, and related air emissions. Includes statistics on travel and goods movement; vehicle, aircraft, and vessel inventories; consumer and government expenditures on transportation; employment and productivity of transportation industries; and transportation's safety record with data on fatalities, injuries, and accidents for each mode and for hazardous materials. Appendices include modal profiles, metric conversion tables and a glossary. Tables. Bibliography.

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Page 306 - Operator" means any person who causes or authorizes the operation of an aircraft, such as the owner, lessee, or bailee of an aircraft. "Serious Injury" means any injury which (1) requires hospitalization for more than 48 hours, commencing within 7 days from the date the injury was received: (2) Results in a fracture of any bone (except simple fractures of fingers, toes, or nose) ; (3...
Page 290 - Board, authorizing them to perform passenger and cargo charter services supplementing the scheduled service of the certificated route air carriers.
Page 296 - Hazardous material means a substance or material, which has been determined by the Secretary of Transportation to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce, and which has been so designated.
Page 305 - The heavier oils that remain after the distillate fuel oils and lighter hydrocarbons are distilled away in refinery operations and that conform to ASTM Specifications D396 and 975. Included are No. 5, a residual fuel oil of medium viscosity; Navy Special, for use in steam-powered vessels in government service and in shore power plants; and No. 6, which includes Bunker C fuel oil and is used for commercial and industrial heating, electricity generation, and to power ships. Imports of residual fuel...
Page 292 - Stranding or grounding. (4) Loss of life. (5) Injury causing any person to remain incapacitated for a period in excess of 72 hours; except injury to harbor workers not resulting in death and not resulting from vessel casualty or vessel equipment casualty.
Page 294 - Respondents include each electric utility that is a corporation, person, agency, authority, or other legal entity or instrumentality that owns or operates facilities within the United States, its territories, or Puerto Rico for the generation, transmission, distribution, or sale of electric energy primarily for use by the public. EIA-867, "Annual Nonutility Power Producer Report
Page 292 - An air taxi operator which: (1) performs at least five round trips per week between two or more points and publishes flight schedules which specify the times, days of the week, and places between which such flights are performed; or (2) transports mail by air pursuant to a current contract with the US Postal Service.
Page 303 - Business The use of aircraft by pilots (not receiving direct salary or compensation for piloting) in connection with their occupation or in the furtherance of a private business.
Page 300 - Multipurpose passenger vehicle means a motor vehicle with motive power, except a trailer, designed to carry 10 persons or less which is constructed either on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road operation.
Page 296 - A complex mixture of relatively volatile hydrocarbons, with or without small quantities of additives, which have been blended to form a fuel suitable for use in spark ignition engines.

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