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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

1st-Quarter 2016 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $361 in the first quarter of 2016, down 7.8 percent from $392 in the first quarter of 2015, falling to the lowest level since 2010, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, July 22, 2016

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

May 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in May 2016 than in May 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

May 2016 Complaints, Cancellations Down and On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year
In May, the U.S. Department of Transportation received 1,134 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 24.0 percent from the total of 1,492 filed in May 2015, but slightly up 1.07 percent from the 1,122 received in April 2016, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

April 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 83.4 percent in April, seasonally adjusted, rising after three months of decline from January to March.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

May 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2 percent in May from April, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Geographic Databases Released for 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released the 2016 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) this week.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

April 2016 North American Freight Numbers
Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in April 2016 compared to April 2015 but declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.2 percent decrease to $90.4 billion in the total current dollar value of cross-border freight.

Monday, June 20, 2016

1st Quarter 2016 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2016, down from $7.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015 and virtually unchanged from $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Port Performance Working Group Members and Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), has appointed members to the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group, as specified in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Friday, June 17, 2016

April 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.6 percent more workers in April 2016 than in April 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

March 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 82.3 percent in March, seasonally adjusted, falling for the third consecutive month.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group
This notice announces a public meeting of the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group

Monday, June 13, 2016

April 2016 Complaints Down and On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year and March 2016
In April, the U.S. Department of Transportation received 1,122 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 20.9 percent from the total of 1,419 filed in April 2015 and down 21.5 percent from the 1,429 received in March 2016, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.3 percent in April from March, rising after two months of decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

National Census of Ferry Operators Highlights
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Highlights of the 2014 National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO).

Thursday, May 26, 2016

March 2016 North American Freight Numbers
All five transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to March 2015.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (link is external), the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting a sample of airline passenger itineraries with the dollar value of the passenger ticket.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

March 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.9 percent more workers in March 2016 than in March 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, May 16, 2016

March 2016 Complaints About Airline Service Down From Previous Year and February 2016
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division in March 2016 were down 17.7 percent from March 2015 and down 5.0 percent from February 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rail Network Spatial Dataset
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released the rail network and rail nodes portion of the 2016 National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

February 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.5 percent in February, seasonally adjusted, falling for the second consecutive month.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.9 percent in March from February, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Monday, May 2, 2016

4th Quarter 2015 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $25.6 billion in 2015 up from $7.5 billion in 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

February 2016 North American Freight Numbers
Two transportation modes – rail and truck – carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in February 2016 than in February 2015.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4th-Quarter 2015 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $363 in the fourth quarter of 2015, down 8.3 percent from $396 in the fourth quarter of 2014, falling to the lowest level since 2010, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, April 22, 2016

2015 Border Crossing/Entry Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released 2015 Border Crossing/Entry Data.

Friday, April 22, 2016

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

February 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.8 percent more workers in February 2016 than in February 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) Notice of Request for Clearance of a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for an information collection related to the nation's ferry operations.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

January 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.9 percent in January, seasonally adjusted, falling after a single month of growth from November 2015 to December 2015.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.7 percent in February from January, falling after two months of growth, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

February 2016 On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, January 2016
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 83.6 percent in February 2016, up from both the 72.8 percent on-time rate in February 2015 and the 81.3 percent mark in January 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bike-Share Stations in the U.S
The U.S. has a total of 2,655 bike share stations in 65 cities, according to a new report Bike-Share Stations in the U.S. issued today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2015 (TSAR).

Thursday, March 24, 2016

January 2016 North American Freight Numbers
All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in January 2016 than in January 2015.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

2015 U.S.-Based Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 895.5 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2015, 5.0 percent more than the previous record high of 853.1 million reached in 2014.

Friday, March 18, 2016

2015 North American Freight Numbers
All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico by value in 2015 than in 2014.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

January 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.1 percent more workers in January 2016 than in January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, March 14, 2016

January 2016 On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, December 2015
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 81.3 percent in January 2016, up from both the 76.8 percent on-time rate in January 2015 and the 77.8 percent mark in December 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

2015 Annual and December U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines in 2015 reached all-time annual records for load factor, revenue passenger-miles (RPMs), available seat-miles (ASMs) and passenger enplanements.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.5 percent in January from December, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, March 4, 2016

National Transit Map Initiative
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched an initiative to create a National Transit Map, which is a critical missing element in the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

DOT Releases 30-Year Freight Projections
New projections released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

December 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $86.7 billion in December 2015 as all modes of transportation – air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks – carried a lower total value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BTS Seeks Nominations for Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is seeking nominations for the newly-created Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

December 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in December 2015 than in December 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2015 Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during 2015 were up 29.8 percent from 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

November 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.8 percent in November, seasonally adjusted, after reaching a record high in October.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

December 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.4 percent in December from November, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

3rd-Quarter 2015 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $372 in the third quarter of 2015, down 6.2 percent from $396 in the third quarter of 2014, falling to the lowest level since 2010, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Webinar Schedule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has announced the schedule for Behind the Numbers: Exploring Transportation Statistics, a new series of quarterly webinar sessions providing insight into transportation statistics and information.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Request for Clearance of a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for an information collection related to the nation's ferry operations.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Revised November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.9 percent in November from October, falling after a one-month rise, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

November 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $88.2 billion in November 2015 as all modes of transportation carried a lower total value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, January 22, 2016

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.
 

Friday, January 22, 2016

November 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.4 percent more workers in November 2015 than in November 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Freight Facts and Figures 2015
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Freight Facts and Figures 2015.

Friday, January 15, 2016

November 2015 Airline On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, Down from October 2015
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 83.7 percent in November 2015, up from the 80.6 percent on-time rate in November 2014, but down from the 87.0 percent mark in October 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

October 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 85.0 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, reaching a record high monthly load factor with a second consecutive month of growth.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Transportation in the United States: Highlights from 2015 Transportation Statistics Annual Report
The analysis contained in this report is taken from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Transportation Statistics Annual Report. National Transportation Statistics includes a comprehensive, extended time series for much of the data presented in this report.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2016
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2016 – a quick reference guide to significant transportation statistics.

Friday, January 8, 2016

2nd-Quarter 2015 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $385 in the second quarter of 2015, down 2.8 percent from $396 in the second quarter of 2014, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, January 8, 2016

October 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $96.6 billion in October 2015 as all modes of transportation carried less value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

October 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in October 2015 than in October 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

3rd Quarter 2015 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $9.3 billion in the third quarter of 2015, up from $5.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015 and up from $3.1 billion in the third quarter of 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, December 14, 2015

October Airline On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, Month
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 87.0 percent in October 2015, up from both the 80.0 percent on-time rate in October 2014 and the 86.5 percent mark in September 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

September 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor rose to 84.1 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, following a one month decline.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R); Agency Information Collection Activity; Notice of Renewal To Continue To Collect Information: Confidential Close Call Reporting for a Transit System
this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the continuation of the following information collection: Confidential Close Call Reporting for a Transit System.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

October 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.4 percent in October from September, rising after one month of decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

September 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.2 billion in September 2015 as all modes of transportation carried less value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Monday, November 23, 2015

September 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent more workers in September 2015 than in September 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, November 13, 2015

State Transportation Statistics 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the 2015 State Transportation Statistics (STS) – a reference guide to transportation data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Friday, November 13, 2015

August 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.5 percent in August, seasonally adjusted, following three consecutive months of growth.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

September 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2 percent in September from the revised August level, rising after remaining unchanged in the previous month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

September Airline On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year and Month
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 86.5 percent in September, up from both the 81.1 percent on-time rate in September 2014 and the 80.3 percent mark in August 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Directive for 2016 Airline On-Time Reporting
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued its annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for calendar year 2016.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

August 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $92.4 billion in August 2015 as all modes of transportation carried less value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by theU.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, October 23, 2015

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Draft Test Plan To Obtain Interference Tolerance Masks for GNSS Receivers in the L1 Radiofrequency Band (1559-1610 MHz)
On September 9, 2015, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (DOT) published in the Federal Register a Notice titled: "Draft Test Plan to Obtain Interference Tolerance Masks for GNSS Receivers in the L1 Radiofrequency Band (1559–1610 MHz)". The GPS Innovation Alliance petitioned DOT to extend the comment period. DOT is granting this request and extending the comment period from October 9, 2015 to October 16, 2015.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New Freight Transportation Data
U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the first product from the newest version of the “Freight Analysis Framework,” the most comprehensive publicly available data set of freight movement.

Monday, October 19, 2015

August 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent more workers in August 2015 than in August 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, October 16, 2015

July 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 84.2 percent in July, seasonally adjusted, rising for the third consecutive month.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Diesel-powered Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
This fact sheet contains background information on diesel-powered motor vehicles and diesel fuel.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2 percent in August from July, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

August On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, July 2015
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 80.3 percent in August, up from both the 77.7 percent on-time rate in August 2014 and the 78.1 percent mark in July 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) released today.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

July 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.0 billion in July 2015 as all modes except air carried less freight than in July 2014, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Monday, September 21, 2015

2nd Quarter 2015 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $5.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015, up from $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2015 and up from $3.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015, a snapshot of the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States; the network over which passenger travel takes place; and the related economic, safety, and environmental implications.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

July 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.7 percent more workers in July 2015 than in July 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, September 11, 2015

June 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 83.2 percent in June, seasonally adjusted, after remaining unchanged for two consecutive months.  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

July On-Time Performance Up, Cancellations Down From Previous Year, June 2015
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 78.1 percent in July, up from both the 75.6 percent on-time rate in July 2014 and the 74.8 percent mark in June 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

July 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.6 percent in July from June, rising after a single month of decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Part 249, Preservation of Records
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

National Census of Ferry Operators Results
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the latest results from the biennial National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO) conducted in 2014.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection Activity; Notice of Request for Approval To Collect New Information: Confidential Close Call Reporting for Transit Rail System
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the following information collection: Confidential Close Call Reporting for Transit Rail System.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Multimodal Transportation Indicators – August 2015
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Airline Service Quality Performance-Part 234
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-instatement of an expired collection.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

June 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $99.0 billion in June 2015 as all modes except truck carried less U.S.-NAFTA freight than in June 2014, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)
This notice announces, pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 72-363; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS).

Thursday, August 20, 2015

June 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in June 2015 than in June 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Federal Register Notice: Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS)
The Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) service augments GPS by providing increased accuracy and integrity using land-based reference stations to transmit correction messages over radiobeacon frequencies.

Monday, August 17, 2015

1st-Quarter 2015 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare increased to $388 in the first quarter of 2015, up 1.7 percent from $382 in the first quarter of 2014, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

May 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 82.6 percent in May, seasonally adjusted, declining for the third consecutive month.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

June 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.3 percent in June from May, falling after a single month of growth, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first six months of this year were up 20.3 percent from the first six months of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

May 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $92.7 billion in May 2015 as all modes carried less U.S.-NAFTA freight than in May 2014, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.