passenger-mile

passenger-mile

One passenger transported over one mile. It is a measure of the travel provided by an airline.
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They argue ABC is ``just plain wrong,'' no matter whom it quotes on costs per passenger-mile that buses are cheaper.
The logical way of measuring transport efficiency would be to compare passenger-miles per gallon (multiplying mpg by the number of passengers).
railroads operated more than 170,000 miles of road, employed some 290,000 people, hauled in excess of 1 trillion ton-miles of freight, and some 13 billion passenger-miles in 1990.