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Key Transportation Indicators: Freight Rail Yields Added

Key Transportation Indicators: Freight Rail Yields Added

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DOT 79-10
Dave Smallen
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Friday, April 23, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today expanded its Key Transportation Indicators with the addition of a new table on Freight Rail Yields, a quarterly measure of revenue per ton-mile for freight railroads. The new table brings the total number of transportation indicators tracked by BTS to 21. Tables for revenue passenger-miles and load factors, which appeared separately in previous versions, have been combined into new files for Amtrak Revenue Passenger-Miles and Load Factor, and U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger-Miles and Load Factor. Indicators are drawn from BTS and other sources to provide timely, easily accessible information for the transportation community. BTS also updated the following tables as part of the latest Key Transportation Indicators release: Air Travel Price Index; Amtrak On-Time Performance; Amtrak Ridership; Amtrak Ticket Prices and Yields; Domestic Airline Jet Fuel Prices; Highway Retail Diesel Prices; Highway Retail Gasoline Prices; Inland Waterway Commercial Vessel and Tow Delay; U.S. Major Air Carriers On-Time Performance; Personal Spending on Transportation; Rail Fuel Price; Rail Revenue Ton-Miles; Transit Ridership; Transportation Employment; Transportation Services Index; U.S. Airline Passengers; U.S. Highway Vehicle-Miles Traveled; and U.S. Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico. Key Transportation Indicators are available at: http://www.bts.gov/publications/key_transportation_indicators/.