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2005 What's New

December 30, 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Reached a Monthly Record High in October 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.5 percent higher in October 2005 than in October 2004, reaching $64 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation
December 22, 2005 Issue Brief, Number 13 - Airline Travel Since 9/11
This brief focuses on airline travel since September 11, 2001.
December 20, 2005 October 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.5 Percent from October 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 442,016 workers in October 2005, 5.5 percent fewer than in October 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 20, 2005 Commodity Flow Survey 2002 - State Summaries
This report summarizes the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) state reports released in March 2005 by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the USDOT and the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It presents the major highlights of freight shipments for each state.
December 20, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - October 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
December 19, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (October 2004 - September 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
December 19, 2005 Third Quarter 2005 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines and Low-Cost Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network Carriers Report Smaller Loss
The seven largest regional airlines and the seven largest low-cost carriers each reported a domestic operating profit margin — an industry measure of profitability — while the network carriers reported a smaller loss during the third quarter of 2005 than a year earlier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
December 15, 2005 September 2005 Airline Traffic Data: Nine-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.3 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.3 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.2 percent more domestic flights during the first nine months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
December 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in September from August
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in September to 111.6 (2000=100) from the August level of 111.5, turning up after a one-month decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 2, 2005 White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room Transportation Indicators - October 2005
This report provides timely, easily accessible information for the transportation community. It was developed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and is updated on a regular basis on the BTS and White House websites.
December 1, 2005 Airline On-Time Performance in October Shows Improvement Over Last Year
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in October 2005 compared to the same month last year, although the carriers had a lower percentage of on-time flights than in September, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 29, 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.4 Percent from September 2004 to Record High in September 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 11.4 percent in September 2005 from September 2004 to a total of $61.2 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 28, 2005 John F. Kennedy International Airport Was Top International Freight Gateway by Value in 2004, According to Bureau of Transportation Statistics
John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York was the top international freight gateway by value in 2004, displacing the Port of Los Angeles, which was the top gateway in 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
November 21, 2005 Airport-to-Airport Statute Miles
The direct airport-to-airport mileage (CFR Title 14, Part 247) is the official mileage record of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 21, 2005 Accounting and Reporting Directive Number 280: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Data Needs
As a party to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Treaty), the United States is obligated to provide ICAO with financial and statistical data on operations of U.S. air carriers (Article 67). The Bureau of Transportation Statistic's (BTS's) Office of Airline Information (OAI) administers this program for the Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 18, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - September 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
November 15, 2005 September 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.5 Percent from September 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 436,350 workers in September 2005, 5.5 percent fewer than in September 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 14, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 5.0 (September 2004 - August 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
November 10, 2005 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems; San Francisco, CA.
November 10, 2005 August 2005 Airline Traffic: Eight-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.2 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.2 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.6 percent more domestic flights during the first eight months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
November 7, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.1 Percent in August from July
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.1 percent in August to 111.5 (2000=100) from the July level of 111.6, the second consecutive monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 3, 2005 Nation's Airlines Improve On-Time Performance in September
The on-time performance of the nations largest airlines improved in September compared to August, although the carriers had a lower percentage of on-time flights than in September 2004, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 1, 2005 Transportation Investment and GDP, Some Concepts, Data, and Analysis 2005
This report provides statistics on capital investment by sector (government, private business, and households), asset type (infrastructure, rolling stock, and other equipment used by transportation industries), and by mode of transportation (air, highway, water, mass transit, railroad, and pipelines).
October 27, 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.3 Percent from August 2004 to Record High in August 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 12.3 percent in August 2005 from August 2004 to a total of $60.2 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 26, 2005 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Up 1.8 Percent in Second-Quarter of 2005 from Second Quarter of 2004; Top Increase in San Jose, CA, Top Decrease in Cincinnati
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose 1.8 percent in the second quarter of 2005 from the same period in 2004, marking the highest fare index of any April-to-June period since pre-Sept. 11, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 25, 2005 U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico in 2004 Topped Pre-9/11 Levels, According to an Updated Three-Country Database
The amount of goods transported across U.S. borders in trade with Canada and Mexico set a new record in 2004, exceeding a previous high set in 2000, the last full year before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) on the North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) online database.
October 20, 2005 Accounting and Reporting Directive Number 279: Air Carrier Groupings
This directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2006.
October 18, 2005 August Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.4 Percent from August 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 446,051 workers in August 2005, 5.4 percent fewer than in August 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 17, 2005 BTS Directs Three New Airlines to File Monthly Flight Delay Reports in 2006
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has directed Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Mesa Airlines to report flight delay numbers in 2006 because the airlines' revenue has exceeded the required threshold for the monthly reports. BTS also removed St. Louis Lambert and Portland, OR International from the list of airports for which airlines are required to report flight delays.
October 14, 2005 Transportation Statistics Annual Report September 2004 (Online Version)
This report focuses on the state of transportation statistics. The Print Version was released in January 2005.
October 14, 2005 July 2005 Airline Traffic: Seven-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.6 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew 2.0 percent more domestic flights during the first seven months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
October 13, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 5.0 (August 2004 - July 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
October 12, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - August 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
October 11, 2005 Journal of Transportation and Statistics, Volume 8, Number 1 (Online Version)
This journal focuses on a variety of topics. Paper titles in this journal are the following: The Dynamics of Aircraft Degradation and Mechanical Failure; Air Traffic at Three Swiss Airports: Application of Stamp in Forecasting Future Trends; Improved Estimates of Ton-Miles; Spatial and Temporal Transferability of Trip Generation Demand Models in Israel; Governors Highway Safety Associations and Transportation Planning: Exploratory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling; Vehicle Breakdown Duration Modeling; and Using Generalized Estimating Equations to Account for Correlation in Route Choice Models. The Print Version was released in July 2005
October 11, 2005 July Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.3 Percent from July 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 3.3 percent in July 2005 from July 2004 to a total of $49.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 7, 2005 National Transportation Statistics (NTS) 2005 - Third Quarter Updates
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
October 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.3 Percent in July from June
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.3 percent in July to 111.6 (2000=100) from the June level of 112.0, the second consecutive monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 3, 2005 August's Airline On-Time Performance Improves from July, But Down From Last Year
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines showed improvement in August compared to the previous month although they had a lower percentage of on-time flights than a year ago, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 20, 2005 Technical Directive Number 13
This technical directive replaces Technical Directive #12. Mesa Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines have reached the one-percent scheduled domestic passenger revenue threshold for submitting Airline Service Quality Performance Reports. Independence Air fell below the threshold and is no longer required to submit Airline Service Quality Performance Reports. St. Louis Lambert and Portland International were dropped from the Reportable Airports Lists.
September 20, 2005 Accounting and Reporting Directive Number 278: Relief Flights for Hurricane Katrina
This directive provides reporting instructions to those air carriers operating nonscheduled flights to the Gulf States to assist in the relief effort for areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
September 30, 2005 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; California Fuel Cell Partnership Road Rally Reception; San Jose, CA
September 30, 2005 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; California Fuel Cell Partnership Road Rally SJSU Event; San Jose, CA
September 22, 2005 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; 12th Annual Manufacturing in Mexico and on the US Border; Laredo, TX
September 20, 2005 July Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.9 Percent from July 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 458,228 workers in July 2005, 2.9 percent fewer than in July 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 19, 2005 Second Quarter 2005 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines and Low-Cost Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network Carriers Report Loss
The seven largest regional airlines and the seven largest low-cost carriers each reported a domestic operating profit margin ― an industry measure of profitability ― while the network carriers reported another loss during the second quarter of 2005, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
September 15, 2005 June 2005 Airline Traffic: Six-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.4 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.4 percent more domestic passengers and flew 0.8 percent more domestic flights during the first six months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
September 14, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - July 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
September 14, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 4.0 (July 2004 - June 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
September 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.6 Percent in June from May
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in June to 112.0 (2000=100) from the May level of 112.6, the first monthly decline following three consecutive increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 1, 2005 Airline On-Time Performance Falls, Mishandled Bags and Complaints Rise in July
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines declined in July while consumer complaints about airline service and reports of mishandled baggage increased, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 29, 2005 June Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 7.2 Percent from June 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 7.2 percent in June 2005 compared to June 2004 to a total of $59.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 16, 2005 June 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.4 Percent from June 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 452,666 workers in June 2005, 3.4 percent fewer than in June 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 15, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - June 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
August 11, 2005 White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room Transportation Indicators - July 2005
This report is provides timely, easily accessible information for the transportation community. It was developed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and is updated on a regular basis on the BTS and White House websites.
August 11, 2005 May Airline Traffic: Five-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.8 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.8 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.1 percent more domestic flights during the first five months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
August 11, 2005 Air Carrier Traffic Statistics - May 2005
Domestic, international and system data are available for enplanements, revenue passenger miles, available seat miles, passenger load factor, freight revenue ton miles, total revenue ton miles, available ton miles, ton mile load factor, departures, miles flow and hours flown.
August 8, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.8 Percent in May from April
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.8 percent in May to 112.6 (2000=100) from the April level of 111.7, the third consecutive monthly increase, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 4, 2005 June's On-Time Performance Improves Over Previous Year, Slips from May
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in June compared to the same month last year, although they had a lower percentage of on-time flights than in May 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 2, 2005 U.S.-North American Trade and Freight Transportation Highlights
This report highlights U.S.surface trade with Canada and Mexico by mode, value, weight and commodity.
July 28, 2005 May Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.9 Percent from May 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 8.9 percent in May 2005 from May 2004 to a total of $57.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 27, 2005 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Down 4.3 Percent in First-Quarter 2005 from First Quarter 2004
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) fell 4.3 percent in the first quarter of 2005 from the same period in 2004, marking the lowest first-quarter fare index of any January-to-March period since 1999, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 27, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 5.0 (May 2004 - April 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
July 19, 2005 May Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.2 Percent from May 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 452,250 workers in May 2005, 3.2 percent fewer than in May 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 15, 2005 National Transportation Statistics 2005 - Second Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
July 14, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 4.0 (June 2004 - May 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
July 14, 2005 April Airline Traffic Data: Four-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.5 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.5 percent more domestic passengers and flew 0.7 percent more domestic flights during the first four months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
July 14, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - May 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
July 11, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 1.0 (May 2004 - Apr 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
July 7, 2005 Airlines On-Time Performance Improves in May 2005
The nation's largest airlines experienced improved on-time performance and canceled fewer flights in May 2005 compared to both the previous month and May of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in April from March
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in April to 111.7 (2000=100) from the March level of 111.6, the fourth increase in the past six months, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 1, 2005 U.S. Senate Confirms Dr. Ashok G. Kaveeshwar as Administrator of DOT's Newly Created Research and Innovative Technology Administration
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously last night to approve Dr. Ashok G. Kaveeshwar as the first administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), a newly created agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation. Dr. Kaveeshwar was nominated to the position on May 24, 2005 by President George W. Bush.
June 30, 2005 April Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 9.6 Percent from April 2004
The United States traded $58.3 billion in goods using surface transportation in April 2005 with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico. This represents an increase of 9.6 percent from April 2004, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
June 28, 2004 P10 - Annual Employee Statistics by Labor Category 2002-2004
The number of employees split out by several labor categories for major, national, and large regionals.
June 28, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 1.0 (Apr 2004 - Mar 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
June 21, 2005 April Passenger Airline Employment Data: Employment Down 2.8 Percent from April 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 451,915 workers in April 2005, 2.8 percent fewer than in April 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 20, 2005 First Quarter 2005 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network and Low-Cost Carriers Report Losses
The seven largest regional airlines reported a domestic operating profit margin an industry measure of profitability while the network and low-cost carriers reported loss margins during the first quarter of 2005, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
June 17, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - March/April 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
June 16, 2005 March Airline Traffic Data: First Quarter Domestic Traffic Up 6.6 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 6.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.1 percent more domestic flights during the first three months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
June 15, 2005 Scheduled Intercity Transportation: Rural Service Areas in the United States
This report focuses on the transportation issues affecting rural America. Besides regional access to nearby metropolitan areas, rural residents are also concerned with their ability to make long-distance intercity trips by commercial transportation.
June 10, 2005 Airline Passenger Opinions on Security Screening Procedures
This newsletter focuses on user satisfaction with airport security screening procedures.
June 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.2 Percent in March from February
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2 percent in March to 129.9 (1996=100) from the February level of 128.4, the fourth increase in the past six months, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 2, 2005 Airlines On-Time Performance Improves in April 2005
The nation's largest airlines experienced improved on-time performance in April 2005 compared to both the previous month and April of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 27, 2005 March Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.6 Percent from March 2004
The United States traded $59.4 billion in goods in March 2005 with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico using surface transportation.  This amount was 5.6 percent more than March 2004, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today.
May 24, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (Mar 2004 - Feb 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
May 18, 2005 March Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.7 Percent from March 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 454,585 workers in March 2005, 1.7 percent fewer than in March 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 17, 2005 Fourth Quarter 2004 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines Only Group to Report Domestic Profit
The seven largest regional airlines were the only one of three selected carrier groups to report a domestic operating profit margin — an industry measure of profitability — during the fourth quarter of 2004, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
May 16, 2005 February Domestic Airline Traffic Up 3.4 Percent From February 2004
U.S. airlines carried 3.4 percent more domestic passengers but flew 0.8 percent fewer domestic flights during February 2005 than they did during February 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today, in a release of preliminary data.
May 16 , 2005 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; National Transportation Week; Washington, DC
May 13, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (Mar 2004 - Feb 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
May 10, 2005 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; 21st Centruy Truck Partnership Event; Washington, DC
May 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.0 Percent in February from January
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 1.0 percent in February to 128.4 (1996=100) from the January level of 129.7, turning down after the biggest one-month gain since July 1997, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 4, 2005 Airlines On-Time Performance Falls in March 2005
The nation's largest airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays in March 2005 than in either the previous month or in March of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 2, 2005 White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room Transportation Indicators - April 2005
This report is provides timely, easily accessible information for the transportation community. It was developed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and is updated on a regular basis on the BTS and White House websites.
May 2, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 5.0 (Feb 2004 - Jan 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers
April 28, 2005 Journal of Transportation and Statistics, Volume 7, Number 2/3
This journal focuses on a variety of topics. Paper titles in this journal are the following: Unregistration Rates for On-Road Vehicles in California; A Bayesian Network Model of Two-Car Accidents; Development of Prediction Models for Motorcycle Crashes at Signalized Intersections on Urban Roads in Malaysia; Estimating Link Travel Time Correlation: An Application of Bayesian Smoothing Splines; and Speeds on Rural Interstate Highways Relative to Posting the 40 mph Minimum Speed Limit.
April 28, 2005 February Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.3 Percent from February 2004
The United States traded $53.6 billion in goods using surface transportation in February 2005 with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico, 11.3 percent more than February 2004, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today.
April 27, 2005 Air Travel Price Index Down 4.1 Percent in Fourth-Quarter 2004 from Fourth Quarter 2003
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) fell 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004 from the same period in 2003, marking the lowest fourth-quarter fares of any October-to-December period since 1999, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 19, 2005 Transportation Investment and GDP, Some Concepts, Data, and Analysis
This report provides statistics on capital investment by sector (government, private business, and households), asset type (infrastructure, rolling stock, and other equipment used by transportation industries), and by mode of transportation (air, highway, water, mass transit, railroad, and pipelines).
April 19, 2005 February Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.4 Percent from February 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 455,372 workers in February 2005, 1.4 percent fewer than in February 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 14, 2005 January Domestic Airline Traffic Data Up 7.6 Percent From January 2004
U.S. airlines carried 7.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.1 percent fewer domestic flights during January 2005 than they did during January 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today, in a release of preliminary data.
April 8, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - February 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
April 8, 2005 National Transportation Statistics (NTS) 2004 - First Quarter Updates
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
April 7, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (February 2004 - January 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
April 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Index Rose 1.9 Percent in January from December
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.9 percent in January to 129.7 (1996=100) from the December level of 127.3, turning upward after a one-month decline in the biggest one-month gain since July 1997, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 5, 2005 Airlines Improve On-Time Performance in February
The nation's largest airlines experienced a lower rate of flight delays in February 2005 than in either the previous month or in February of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 1, 2005 Research Activities of the Department of Transportation: A Report to Congress
This report responds to Section 4(g) of the Act, which requires the RITA Administrator to submit a Report to Congress on DOT's current and projected Research, Development, and Technology priorities.
March 29, 2005 North American Surface Trade Numbers for January; Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 14.6 Percent from January 2004
The United States traded $52.3 billion in goods using surface transportation in January with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico, 14.6 percent more than January 2004, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today.
March 28, 2005 January Passenger Airline Employment Data: Employment Down 0.8 Percent from January 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 456,841 workers in January 2005, 0.8 percent fewer than in January 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 28, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 9.0 (Jan 2004 - Dec 2004)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
March 17, 2005 DOT Seeks Innovative Research Proposals from Small Business
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that it will make available $3.5 million in funding for innovative research that will help to enhance the safety and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system, and asked small businesses to submit their project ideas.
March 16, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - January 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
March 10, 2005 National Household Travel Survey - Winter Travel Quick Facts
This fact sheet provides trip and travel statistics from January-March 2002.
March 10, 2005 14 CFR Parts 241 and 249: Aviation Data Modernization; Proposed Rules
The Department of Transportation has issued a proposed rule that would revise the regulations governing the nature, scope, source, and means for collecting and processing aviation traffic data. The BTS airline data collections that would be affected by the proposed changes include the Origin & Destination Survey of airline passenger traffic, the Form 41 Schedule T-100 U.S. Air Carrier Traffic and Capacity Data by Nonstop Segment and On-flight Market, and Form 41 Schedule T-100(f) Foreign Air Carrier Traffic Data by Nonstop Segment and On-flight Market. Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted by April 18, 2005.
March 10, 2005 2004 Domestic Airline Traffic Data: Domestic Traffic Up 7.2 Percent From 2003
U.S. airlines carried 7.2 percent more domestic passengers and flew 3.3 percent more domestic flights during 2004 than they did during 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today, in a release of preliminary data.
March 9, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (Jan 2004 - Dec 2004)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
March 9, 2005 December Passenger Airline Employment Data: Employment Up 1.0 Percent from December 2003
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 434,236 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) workers in December 2004, 1.0 percent more than in December 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 7, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.2 Percent in December from November
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.2 percent in December to 127.3 (1996=100) for the first decline after three consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 2, 2005 Flight Delays, Cancellations Increase in January
The nation's largest airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays and cancellations in January 2005 than in either the previous month or in January of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report, released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 1, 2005 Remarks
Samuel G. Bonasso, Acting Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; American Society for Engineering Educators Panel; Crystal City, VA
March 1, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (Jan 2004 - Dec 2004)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
March 1, 2005 North American Surface Trade Numbers for 2004; Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.6 Percent from 2003
More than $633 billion worth of goods crossed the border by surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in 2004, 12.6 percent more than 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today.
February 23, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 1.0 (Jan 2004 - Dec 2004)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
February 23, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - December 2004
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
February 18, 2005 Federal Register - Establishment and Delegation of Powers and Duties
Two new administrations, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, are being established within the United States Department of Transportation pursuant to the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement Act. Each new administration is established effective February 20, 2005. Accordingly, by this action, the Secretary delegates to the Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and the Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, functions required for the operation of each new administration.
February 15, 2005 Transportation Secretary Mineta Launches New Research and Innovative Technology and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrations
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced the creation of two new agencies at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) one to focus on innovation and research and the other on pipeline and hazardous materials safety to help the Department more effectively execute its mission of developing and applying innovative technologies to create the transportation system of the 21st century.
February 15, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 1.0 (Dec 2003 - Nov 2004)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
February 10, 2005 November Airline Traffic Data: 11-Month Domestic Traffic Up 7.7 Percent from 2003
U.S. airlines carried 7.7 percent more domestic passengers and flew 3.9 percent more domestic flights during the first 11 months of 2004 than they did during the same period in 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
February 9, 2005 Air Traffic Statistics - 2004 Data
New monthly data for scheduled and nonscheduled services are available.
February 7, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Index Rose 0.7 Percent in November from October
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.7 percent in November to 127.6 (1996=100) for the second consecutive monthly rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today.
February 4, 2005 White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room Transportation Indicators - January 2005
This report provides timely, easily accessible information for the transportation community. It was developed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and is updated on a regular basis on the BTS and White House websites.
February 3, 2005 Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags, Consumer Complaints Up in 2004 Over Previous Year
U.S. airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays, more reports of mishandled baggage and a higher number of complaints about airline service in 2004 than in 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Transportations (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today. However, the performance figures for 2004 were better than those for most previous years.
January 31, 2005 North American Surface Trade Numbers for November 2004; Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.5 Percent From November 2003
More than $54.9 billion worth of goods crossed the border by surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in November 2004, 12.5 percent more than November 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today.
January 27, 2005 Third-Quarter 2004 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI): Airline Fares Down 2.9 Percent from 2003 for Five-Year Low; Top Increase in Honolulu, Top Decrease in Philadelphia
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) fell 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2004 from the same period in 2003 marking the lowest third-quarter fares of any July-to-September period since 1999, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today.
January 26, 2005 Federal Register - Report on Research Activities; Request for Comments
The Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-426) will disestablish the Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA). In its place, two new Federal agencies will be established--the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). These new organizations will be effective no later than February 28, 2005.
January 26, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (Nov 2003 - Oct 2004)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
January 19, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - November 2004
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
January 14, 2005 Government Transportation Financial Statistics 2003
The 2003 report presents the complete dataset and discussion of data coverage, methodology and reliability. The searchable database allows users to generate customized tables. The mapping application allows users to generate customized maps of state and local government revenues and expenditures for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
January 13, 2005 October Airline Traffic: Ten-Month Domestic Traffic Up 7.7 Percent From 2003
U.S. airlines carried 7.7 percent more domestic passengers and flew 4.1 percent more domestic flights during the first 10 months of 2004 than they did during the same period in 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
January 12, 2005 Federal Subsidies to Passenger Transportation
Recent work in the private sector and current policy debates have refocused attention on Federal subsidies to passenger transportation modes. To provide the Department of Transportation with an independent analysis of this issue, BTS developed data on federal transportation revenues, expenditures, and net subsidies, by mode.
January 11, 2005 Issue Brief Number 12 - Sidewalks Promote Walking
This brief focuses on sidewalks.
January 11, 2005 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (Nov 2003 - Oct 2004)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
January 10, 2005 Remarks
Samuel G. Bonasso, Deputy Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting; RITA Stakeholder Listening Session; Washington, DC.
January 8, 2005 Remarks
Jeffrey N. Shane, Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation; Council of University Transportation Centers Annual Awards Banquet; Washington, DC.
January 7, 2005 Trucks Carry the Most Freight by Weight and Value
Trucks carry three-fourths of the value of freight shipped in the United States and two-thirds of the weight, according to revised numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
January 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.3 Percent in October from September
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.3 percent in October to 126.7 (1996=100) for the second consecutive monthly rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today.
January 6, 2005 National Transportation Statistics (NTS) 2004
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
January 6, 2005 State Transportation Statistics (STS) 2004
This report presents transportation information from BTS, other federal government agencies, and other national sources.
January 6, 2005 Pocket Guide to Transportation 2005
This report is a quick reference to the changes in the U.S. transportation system since 1970 and how they have affected the nation's economy, safety, energy use, and the environment.
January 6, 2005 Journal of Transportation and Statistics (JTS), Volume 7, Number 1
This journal focuses on forecasting. Paper titles in this journal are the following: Introduction to the Special Issue on Forecasting; Borderplex Bridge and Air Econometric Forecast Accuracy; Estimating Commodity Inflows to a Substate Region Using Input-Output Data: Commodity Flow Survey Accuracy Tests; Monthly Forecasts of Integrated Public Transport Systems: The Case of the Madrid Metropolitan Area; Predicting and Monitoring Casualty Numbers in Great Britain; Estimating the Impact of Recent Interventions on Transportation Indicators; and Airline Networks: An Econometric Framework to Analyze Domestic U.S. Air Travel.
January 5, 2005 Flight Delays Increase in November 2004
The nation's largest airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays in November 2004 than October 2004, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
January 4, 2005 North American Surface Trade Numbers for October; Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.6 Percent from October 2003
The United States traded $56.9 billion using surface transportation in October with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, 8.6 percent more than October 2003, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today.