The chart above shows the miles of waterways per square mile of land in EU and US regions. Two EU regions lead in waterway coverage and the leading EU region has more than double the waterway coverage of the leading US region.
The chart above shows the length of waterways in EU and US regions. The Southern US has the most waterways but it is followed by three EU regions.
The chart above shows miles of rail per thousand people in EU and US regions. It's rare to see the EU and US regions be so similar to each other. Usually, the regions of one superstate clump together but in this metric there is a weaving back and forth between EU and US regions.
The chart above shows road lengths per thousand people in EU and US states. The top ten states are all from the US with the leading EU state in this metric showing up 12th.
The chart above shows transportation-based carbon dioxide emissions broken down by population in EU and US regions. Every single US region emits more transportation-based carbon dioxide per capita than any EU region.
The chart above shows transportation based carbon dioxide emissions in EU and US regions. Clearly, US regions emit far more transportation-based carbon dioxide than EU regions do.
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.
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.
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.
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.