Transportation Based Carbon Dioxide Emissions in EU and US States

Apr 20, 2018
Chart of Transportation Based Emissions of Carbon Dioxide in EU and US States

The chart above shows transportation based carbon dioxide emissions in EU and US states.  One-quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions from transportation use in the EU and the US come from four states (out of 78): Texas, California, Florida, and Germany.  In addition, Texas and California are the only two states that emit more than 100 million metric tons.

Rail Coverage in EU and US Regions

Apr 17, 2018
Chart of Rail Length per Square Mile of Land in EU and US Regions

The chart above shows the miles of rail per square mile of land in EU and US regions.  The Europeans have more rail per unit of land than we Americans do which is not surprising at all.  What is surprising is that the EU's region with the least rail coverage rivals the US's region with the most rail coverage.

Rail Coverage in EU and US States

Apr 12, 2018
Chart of Rail Length per Square Mile of Land in EU and US States

The chart above shows the miles of rail per square mile of land in EU and US states.  The ten states with the greatest railway coverage are all in the EU.  Illinois, which is the US state with the greatest railway coverage ranks 11th.  On the flip side, the 14 states with the least railway coverage are all in the US with Greece, the EU state with the least rail per unit of land coming in at 15th lowest (excluding Hawaii, Malta, and Cyprus which have no rail networks).

Miles of Roadway per Square Mile of Land in EU and US Regions

Apr 9, 2018
Chart of Road Length per Square Mile of Land in EU and US Regions

The chart above shows the miles of roads per square mile of land in EU and US regions.  Only the Western EU has more than three miles of road for every square mile of territory.

Miles of Roadway per Square Mile of Land in EU and US States

Apr 3, 2018
Chart of Road Length per Square Mile of Land in EU and US States

The chart above shows the miles of roads per square mile of land in EU and US states.  New Jersey, which has the dubious distinction of being a series of roads connecting New York to Pennsylvania, is the most paved state in the US but even it is no match for the Netherlands, Belgium, and Malta which are the most paved states in both the EU and the US.  Malta, which is essentially a city-state is the most paved having nearly three times as many roads relative to its territory as New Jersey has.

Road to Rail Ratios in EU and US Regions

Mar 29, 2018
Chart of Road to Rail Ratios in EU and US Regions

The chart above shows the ratio of the road network to the rail network in every EU and US region.  The larger the ratio, the more prevalent roads are over rail in the region.  For instance, the Eastern EU has nearly 10 times more kilometers of road for every kilometer of rail.  Not surprisingly, all US regions have high road to rail ratios while only one EU region rivals them: the Southern EU.

Road to Rail Ratios in EU and US States

Mar 26, 2018
Chart of Road to Rail Ratios in EU and US States

The chart above shows the ratio of the road network to the rail network in every EU and US state.  The larger the ratio, the more prevalent roads are over rail in the state.  For instance, the Netherlands has 48 more miles of road for every mile of rail.  Only two states have a road network that is 50 times larger than their rail network and they are both located in the Northeastern US.

Vehicles per Mile of Roads in EU and US Regions

Mar 21, 2018
Chart of EU and US Regional Vehicular Ownership Rates by Mile of Road

The chart above shows the number of motor vehicles in EU and US regions by mile of roads.  With the exception of the Northeastern US and the Northern EU, the EU regions have a higher vehicle to road length ratio than the US regions do which is a very different result from the vehicles to residents ratio.

Vehicles per Mile of Roads in EU and US States

Mar 16, 2018
Chart of EU and US Vehicular Ownership Rates by Mile of Road

The chart above shows the number of motor vehicles in EU and US states by mile of roads.  Some of the smallest states have the highest ratio of vehicles to roads but in the EU, small states also have some of the lowest ratios of vehicles to roads.

Vehicles per Thousand Inhabitants in EU and US Regions

Mar 13, 2018
Chart of EU and US Regional Vehicular Ownership Rates

The chart above shows the rate of motor vehicle ownership in EU and US regions.  No surprise here, every single American region has a higher vehicle ownership rate than any European region.


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