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2006 What's New

December 29, 2006 October Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.5 Percent from October 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 4.5 percent higher in October 2006 than in October 2005, reaching $66.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
December 28, 2006 Journal of Transportation and Statistics, Volume 9, Number 1 (Online Version)
This journal focuses on a variety of topics. Paper titles in this journal are the following: Impacts of Productivity Changes in Air Transportation on Profits, Prices, and Labor Compensation: 1990-2001; Speed as a Risk Factor in Serious Run-off-Road Crashes: Bayesian Case-Control Analysis with Case Speed Uncertainty; Speed Estimation for Air Quality Analysis; Measurement Errors in Poisson Regressions: A Simulation Study Based on Travel Frequency Data; Measuring Variability in Urban Traffic Flow by Use of Principal Component Analysis; and Frequency and Severity of Belgian Road Traffic Accidents Studied by State-Space Methods. The Print Version was released in September 2006.
December 20, 2006 Performance Measures in the Airline Industry
Airline Performance Measures are a new set of metrics that offer insight into the operational performance of the network and low-cost carrier segments of the airline industry.
December 19, 2006 October 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.2 Percent from October 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.2 percent fewer workers in October 2006 than in October 2005, the smallest drop since March 2005 in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
December 18, 2006 Third-Quarter 2006 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Largest Third-Quarter Profit Margin Since 2000
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 5.4 percent in the third quarter, down from the second quarter but the largest third-quarter profit margin for this group since 2000, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 21-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
December 14, 2006 September 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Nine-Month System Traffic Up 0.3 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 561.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first nine months of 2006, 0.3 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
December 14, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - October 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
December 14, 2006 Air Traffic Statistics - September 2006 Data
New monthly data for scheduled and nonscheduled services are available.
December 13, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (October 2005 - September 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
December 7, 2006 John F. Kennedy International Airport Was Top International Freight Gateway by Value in 2005
John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York maintained the position of top U.S. international freight gateway by value of shipments in 2005, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
December 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) was Unchanged in October from September
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) for October was unchanged from its September level, following a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 6, 2006 Airline On-Time Performance Declines in October
In October, the nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights than in either the previous month or October of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
December 4, 2006 North American Freight Transportation
This report presents annual freight data about U.S.trade with Canada and Mexico. Data is broken down by air, water, pipeline, truck, and rail.
November 30, 2006 September Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.5 Percent from September 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.5 percent higher in September 2006 than in September 2005, reaching $63.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 30, 2006 White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room Transportation Indicators - November 2006
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.
November 22, 2006 An Analysis of Labor and Multifactor Productivity in Air Transportation
The analysis has two main objectives: 1) To examine labor productivity and multifactor productivity (MFP) in U.S. air transportation, during 1990-2001, and to compare these measures to those of two other transportation subsectors and of the U.S. business sector; and 2) To assess the factors that have affected changes of labor productivity and MFP in air transportation, over time.
November 21, 2006 September 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.6 Percent from September 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent fewer workers in September 2006 than in September 2005, the smallest drop since March 2005 in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 16, 2006 August 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Southwest Tops System Carrier List for First Time
Southwest Airlines carried 8.7 million total system passengers in August, more than any other U.S. carrier and the first time that Southwest has topped the list for combined domestic and international passengers (Table 4), the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data. Southwest has been the number one domestic passenger carrier since May 2003.
November 16, 2006 Air Traffic Statistics - August 2006 Data
New monthly data for scheduled and nonscheduled services are available.
November 15, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (September 2005 - August 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
November 15, 2006 U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico Reached a Record High in 2005, According to Three-Country Database
Goods valued at more than $790 billion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico in 2005, reaching a new high, 11 percent higher than the previous record set in 2004, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
November 15, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - September 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
November 7, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.5 Percent in September from August
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.5 percent in September from its August level, rising one month after the largest monthly decline in five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 2, 2006 September's Airline On-Time Performance Better Than in August But Declines from Last Year
September, the nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights better than August's performance but below the on-time rate posted the previous September, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 30, 2006 August 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 10.2 Percent from August 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 10.2 percent higher in August 2006 than in August 2005, reaching $66.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 25, 2006 Second-Quarter 2006 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI); Air Fare Index Reaches Highest Level in 11-Year Measurement; Top Increase in Cincinnati, Top Decrease in Kahului (Maui)
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose in the second quarter of 2006 to the highest level recorded in the 11-year period measured by the index (Table 2), the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The second quarter level of 120.6 was 3.1 percent higher than the previous high of 116.9 in the first quarter of 2001.
October 23, 2006 Number 282 - 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).
October 19, 2006 Accounting and Reporting Directive Number 281: Air Carrier Groupings
This directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2007.
October 17, 2006 August 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.1 Percent from August 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.1 percent fewer workers in August 2006 than in August 2005, the smallest drop since April 2005 in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers fromthesame month of theprevious year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 16, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (August 2005 - July 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
October 13, 2006 July 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Seven-Month System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 439 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first seven months of 2006, 0.5 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
October 12, 2006 Performance Measures in the Airline Industry
Airline Performance Measures are a new set of metrics that offer insight into the operational performance of the network and low-cost carrier segments of the airline industry.
October 11, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - August 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
October 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 2.5 Percent in August from July
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 2.5 percent in August from its July level, the largest monthly decline in five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 4, 2006 National Transportation Statistics 2006 - Third Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
October 4, 2006 Airlines Post Higher Rate of On-Time Flights, Lower Rate of Cancellations in August
The nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights and a lower rate of cancellations this past August than in either the previous month or August of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 3, 2006 BTS Directs Pinnacle to File Monthly Flight Delay Reports in 2007
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has directed Pinnacle Airlines, which operates as Northwest Airlink, to report on-time performance information in 2007 because the airlines' revenue has exceeded the required threshold for the monthly reports.  BTS also removed ATA Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines from the list of airlines required to report.
October 2, 2006 Technical Directive #14 - On-Time Reporting
This technical directive replaces Technical Directive #13. Pinnacle Airlines will be required to submit Airline Service Quality Performance Reports, while ATA and Hawaiian Airlines have fallen below the one-percent scheduled domestic passenger revenue threshold and are no longer required to report (14 CFR 234.3).  Hawaiian Airlines indicates that it will report as a volunteer carrier. St. Louis Lambert and Portland International airports are added back to the Reportable Airports List while Pittsburgh International is deleted from the list.
September 29, 2006 July Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.6 Percent from July 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.6 percent higher in July 2006 than in July 2005, reaching $55.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
September 19, 2006 July 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.9 Percent from July 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.9 percent fewer workers in July 2006 than in July 2005, the 19 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 18, 2006 Second Quarter 2006 Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Largest Domestic Profit Margin Since 2000
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a domestic operating profit margin of 7.9 percent in the second quarter, the largest profit margin for this group since the second quarter of 2000, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 21-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
September 14, 2006 June 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Six-Month System Traffic Up 0.9 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 369.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first six months of 2006, 0.9 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
September 12, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - July 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
September 12, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (July 2005 - June 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
September 8, 2006 Estimated Impacts of September 11th on US Travel
This report examines data from the National Household Travel Survey and offers statistical and econometric analyses of pre- and post- 9/11 data on airline passengers and revenues, highway vehicle miles, rail passenger miles and more.
September 7, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance Improves in July
The nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights this past July than in either the previous month or July of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4 Percent in July from June
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in July from its June level, dropping for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 29, 2006 June Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.6 Percent from June 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.6 percent higher in June 2006 than in June 2005, reaching $66.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 15, 2006 North American Freight Transportation: U.S. Trade with Canada and Mexico
This report compiles U.S. merchandise trade with Canada and Mexico by mode, value, weight, and commodity.
August 15, 2006 June 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5 Percent from June 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5 percent fewer workers in June 2006 than in June 2005, the 18 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 11, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - June 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
August 11, 2006 U.S. Coast Guard's Data on Merchant Vessels
The U.S. Coast Guard has released data on Merchant Vessels for download from the Maritime Data Working Group page. The data file consists of vessel particulars and managing owner identification information. Vessels in this file have a valid Certificate of Documentation. The file contains vessel information through July 3, 2006.
August 11, 2006 U.S. Coast Guard's Marine Casualty and Pollution Database
The U.S. Coast Guard has released their Marine Casualty and Pollution Database for download from the Maritime Data Working Group page. This document defines the entities and attributes of the database, provide a conceptual view of the data, and suggest solutions to general marine pollution, vessel casualty, and personnel injury and death questions. The file contains information through July 11, 2006.
August 10, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - June 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
August 10, 2006 May 2006 Airline Traffic: Five-Month System Traffic Up 0.9 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 301.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first five months of 2006, 0.9 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
August 8, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4 Percent in June from May
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in June from its May level, dropping after three consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 7, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (June 2005 - May 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
August 7, 2006 National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) 2006
The National Transportation Atlas Databases 2006 (NTAD2006) is a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure. These datasets include spatial information for transportation modal networks and intermodal terminals, as well as the related attribute information for these features. Metadata documentation, as prescribed by the Federal Geographic Data Committee, is also provided for each database. The data on this twin set of compact disks (CD-ROMs) support research, analysis, and decisionmaking across all modes of transportation. They are most useful at the national level, but have major applications at regional, state, and local scales throughout the transportation community.
These databases do not provide explicit connections between modal networks and terminals. RITA/BTS plans to enhance future releases to provide intermodal connectivity, additional attributes, and passenger and commodity flow information
August 3, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance Slips in June
The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights and a higher rate of cancellations this past June than in both the previous month and June of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 31, 2006 May Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 14.0 Percent from May 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.0 percent higher in May 2006 than in May 2005, reaching $66.0 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 26, 2006 First-Quarter 2006 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Up 10.3 Percent from First Quarter 2005; Top Increase in Cincinnati, Top Decrease in Honolulu
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose 10.3 percent in the first quarter of 2006 from the first quarter of 2005, the biggest year-to-year rise since the start of the index numbers in 1995, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 18, 2006 May 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.0 Percent from May 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.0 percent fewer workers in May 2006 than in May 2005, the 17 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 13, 2006 April 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Four-Month System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 0.5 percent more domestic and international passengers and flew 4.8 percent fewer flights on their systems during the first four months of 2006 than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
July 11, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - May 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
July 11, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (May 2005 - April 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
July 7, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.1 Percent in May from April
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.1 percent in May from its April level, rising for the third consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 6, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance Drops in May
The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights this past May than in either May 2005 or April 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 6, 2006 National Transportation Statistics 2006 - Second Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
June 29, 2006 April Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.9 Percent from April 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 5.9 percent higher in April 2006 than in April 2005, reaching $61.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
June 20, 2006 April 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 4.8 Percent from April 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.8 percent fewer workers in April 2006 than in April 2005, the 16th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 19, 2006 First Quarter 2006 Airline Financial Data: Regional and Low-Cost Passenger Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network Carriers Report Smaller Loss
The seven largest regional and the low-cost airline group reported domestic operating profit margins — an industry measure of profitability — while the seven network carriers reported a smaller loss during the first quarter of 2006 compared to the same period a year earlier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
June 15 2006 A Strategic Plan for Transportation Statistics (2003-2008)
This plan addresses six interrelated goals covering product quality and program performance.
June 15, 2006 BTS Performance Report (2001-2005)
This report provides a public accounting of performance of the previous strategic plan - A Strategic Plan for Transportation Statistics (2000-2005).
June 15, 2006 March 2006 Airline Traffic Data: First Quarter System Traffic Up 0.3 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 0.3 percent more domestic and international passengers and flew 4.1 percent fewer flights on their systems during the first three months of 2006 than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
June 13, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - April 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
June 13, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (April 2005 - March 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
June 12, 2006 BTS Wireless Website Launched
Select portions of the BTS website (What's New, Press Releases and About BTS) have been optimized for access by wireless devices.
June 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in April from March
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in April from its March level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 1, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance in April Better Than March But Slips From Previous Year
The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past April that was higher than March's rate but down slightly from April 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 31, 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Reached a Monthly Record High in March 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.8 percent higher in March 2006 than in March 2005, reaching $68.2 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
May 25, 2006 America on the Go: Long Distance Mode Choice, 2001-2002, released May 2006
The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) explored the choices that travelers make for their long-distance travel.
May 16, 2006 March 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.4 Percent from March 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.4 percent fewer workers in March 2006 than in March 2005, the 15th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 15, 2006 Airline On-Time Statistics: Detailed Statistics
The interface of this searchable database has been redesigned to improve usability and ease of use.
May 15, 2006 Fourth 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, as a group, reported domestic operating profit margins — an industry measure of profitability — while the seven network carriers reported a smaller loss during the fourth 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.
May 11, 2006 February Airline Traffic: Two-Month Domestic Traffic Up 0.6 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 0.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew fewer domestic flights during the first two months of 2006 than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
May 10, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - March 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
May 9 , 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (March 2005 - February 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
May 9, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.8 Percent in March from February
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.8 percent in March from its February level, rising after three consecutive months of decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 4, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance in March Better Than February But Slips From Previous Year
The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past March that was higher than February's rate but down slightly from March 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 28, 2006 February Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.6 Percent from February 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 11.6 percent higher in February 2006 than in February 2005, reaching $59.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
April 27, 2006 2005 Total Airline System Passenger Traffic Up 4.6 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 4.6 percent more passengers and flew more flights during 2005 than they did during 2004 on both domestic and international flights from the United States, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
April 26, 2006 Fourth-Quarter 2005 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Up 9.1 Percent from Fourth Quarter 2004; Top Increase in Cincinnati, OH, Top Decrease in Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose 9.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005 from a five-year low set in the fourth quarter of 2004 to reach the highest index level since just before Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 25, 2006 Air Carrier Traffic Statistics - December 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.
April 18, 2006 February 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.8 Percent from February 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.8 percent fewer workers in February 2006 than in February 2005, the 14 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 13, 2006 January 2006 Domestic Airline Traffic Up 0.7 Percent From January 2005
U.S. airlines carried 0.7 percent more domestic passengers and flew 4.5 percent fewer domestic flights during January 2006 than they did during January 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today, in a release of preliminary data.
April 11, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - February 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
April 10, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (February 2005 - January 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
April 6, 2006 National Transportation Statistics 2006 - First Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
April 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.9 Percent in February from January
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.9 percent in February from its January level, falling for the third consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 5, 2006 Really Simple Syndication Feeds
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)  is an XML-based method for distributing the latest news and information from a website that can be easily read by a variety of news readers or aggregators. BTS offers RSS feeds with headlines and descriptions that link back to the BTS Internet website for the full story.
April 3, 2006 Journal of Transportation and Statistics, Volume 8, Number 3 (Online Version)
This journal focuses on a variety of topics. Paper titles in this journal are the following: Introduction to the Special Issue on the 2001 National Household Travel Survey; Assessment of 2001 New York State NHTS Add-on Data Using Empirical and Auditable Data Sources; Bayesian Approaches to Learning from Data: Using NHTS Data for the Analysis of Land Use and Travel Behavior; A Closer Look at Public Transportation Mode Share Trends; Built Environment and Nonmotorized Travel: Evidence from Baltimore City Using the NHTS; Using Bayesian Updating to Enhance 2001 NHTS Kentucky Sample Data for Travel Demand Modeling; Using National Data to Simulate Metropolitan Area Household Travel Data; Travel Surveys: and Methodological and Technology-Related Considerations. The Print Version was released in March 2006.
April 3, 2006 Airlines Post Fewer On-Time Flights in February
The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights this past February than in either January 2006 or February 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 30, 2006 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; Hydrogen Executive Leadership Panel (HELP) Spring 2006 Meeting; Santa Fe, NM
March 30, 2006 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; Transportation and Economic Development (TED) 2006 Meeting; Little Rock, AK
March 28, 2006 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; The Maryland Space Business Roundtable; Greenbelt, MD
March 28, 2006 January Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 16.9 Percent from January 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 16.9 percent higher in January 2006 than in January 2005, reaching $61.2 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 23, 2006 Journal of Transportation and Statistics, Volume 8, Number 2 (Online Version)
This journal focuses on a variety of topics. Paper titles in this journal are the following: Precision of Geocoded Locations and Network Distance Estimates; Discrete Choice Modeling with a Focus on the Valuation of Travel Time Savings; A Classification Tree Application to Predict Total Ship Loss; U.S. Transportation Models Forecasting Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Evaluation from a User's Perspective; Estimating Confidence Intervals for Transport Mode Share; Analysis of Work Zone Gaps and Rear-End Collision Probability; Sampling and Estimation Techniques for Estimating Bus System Passenger-Miles. The Print Version was released in December 2005.
March 21, 2006 January 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6 Percent from January 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6 percent fewer workers in January 2006 than in January 2005, the 13 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 16, 2006 2005 Domestic Airline Passenger Traffic Up 4.1 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 4.1 percent more domestic passengers in 2005 on almost the same number of domestic flights as they operated in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
March 16, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - January 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
March 16, 2006 Pocket Guide to Transportation 2006 (Online Version)
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.  The Print Version was released in January 2006.
March 14, 2006 Number of Employees - Certificated Carriers, 2005 Year End Data
Total number of full and part-time employees split out by major, national, large regional and medium regionals.
March 14, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 4.0 (January 2005 - December 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
March 7, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.1 Percent in January from December
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.1 percent in January from its December level, falling for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in the first release of the index on an accelerated schedule.
March 1, 2006 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in January
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in January, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
February 28, 2006 Transportation Statistics Annual Report November 2005 (Online Version)
This report focuses on the state of transportation statistics. The Print Version was released in January 2006.
February 28, 2006 December 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Grew 13.5 Percent from December 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 13.5 percent higher in December 2005 than in December 2004, reaching $59.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 21, 2006 December 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.3 Percent from December 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.3 percent fewer workers in December 2005 than in December 2004, the 12th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 16, 2006 November 2005 Airline Traffic Data: 11-Month Domestic Traffic Up 4.3 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 4.3 percent more domestic passengers and flew slightly fewer domestic flights during the first 11 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.
February 14, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - December 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
February 14, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 5.0 (December 2004 - November 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
February 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.2 Percent to Record High in November from October
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2 percent in November to 112.2 (2000=100) from the October level of 110.9, turning up after a one-month decrease to reach a record high, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 2, 2006 Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags, Consumer Complaints Up in 2005 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 2005 than in 2004, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.
January 31, 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.0 Percent in November 2005 from November 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.0 percent higher in November 2005 than in November 2004, reaching $62.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 31, 2006 State Transportation Statistics (STS) 2005
This report presents a statistical profile of transportation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
January 26, 2006 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration;Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting; Research Collaboration: How Can We Improve Our Partnerships? A Workshop; Washington, DC
January 23, 2006 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Up 6.4 Percent in Third-Quarter 2005 from Third Quarter 2004; Top Increase in Orange County, CA, Top Decrease in Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose 6.4 percent in the third quarter of 2005 from the same period in 2004, the biggest one-year increase in four years, to reach the highest index level since the second quarter of 2001, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 23, 2006 More Freight Moves on U.S. Transportation System than Previously Reported, DOT Estimates
Much more freight moves on the nation's transportation system than previously reported and almost one out of 10 tons of freight shipments is related to international trade, according to Freight in America, a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
January 21, 2006 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; 2006 Council of University Transportation Centers Annual Reception and Banquet; 15th Annual Outstanding Student of the Year Awards Ceremony; Washington, DC
January 18, 2006 National Household Travel Survey: Pre- and Post-9/11 Data Documentation
The 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) was conducted from March 2001 through May 2002. Because the data collection time period includes 9/11/2001, there has been considerable interest in using this data set to assess the effect of the events of 9/11 on travel behavior, especially for long-distance trips. This document discusses long-distance trip data set files only.
January 17, 2006 November 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.4 Percent from November 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 437,014 workers in November 2005, 6.4 percent fewer than in November 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 13, 2006 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - November 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
January 12, 2006 October 2005 Airline Traffic Data: 10-Month Domestic Traffic Up 4.6 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 4.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew 0.5 percent more domestic flights during the first 10 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.
January 11, 2006 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 6.0 (November 2004 - October 2005)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
January 9, 2006 National Transportation Statistics 2005 - Fourth Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
January 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.6 Percent in October from September
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in October to 110.9 (2000=100) from the September level of 111.6, turning down to its lowest level since February after two months of increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 4, 2006 Airline On-Time Performance in November Shows Improvement Over Last Year
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in November 2005 compared to the same month last year, although the carriers had a lower percentage of on-time flights than in October, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).