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2007 What's New

December 27, 2007 BTS Technical Report: Transportation Service Index and the Economy
This technical report focuses on the Transportation Service Index (TSI). The TSI is the broadest monthly measure of U.S. domestic transportation services and, as such, provides the best current measure available of these services.
December 18, 2007 October 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.5 Percent from October 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.5 percent more workers in October 2007 than in October 2006, the ninth consecutive increase 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 17, 2007 Third-Quarter 2007 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Most Profitable Third Quarter Since 1999
A group of 20 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 8.2 percent in the third quarter of 2007, the highest third quarter profit margin since 1999 and the first time since 2000 that airlines have had six consecutive profitable quarters, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 20-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
December 13, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (October 2006 - September 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
December 13, 2007 September 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Nine-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.6 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 582.0 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first nine months of 2007, 3.6 percent or 20 million more passengers than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
December 12, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.3 Percent in October from September
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.3 percent in October from its September level, rising after a one-month decline that brought the index to its lowest level since January 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 4, 2007 Frequently Delayed Flights 2007 3rd Quarter
Flights with 70 percent or more delayed arrivals are available.
December 3, 2007 October's Airline On-Time Performance Better Than Previous Year But Down From September
The nation's largest airlines recorded lower rates of flight delays and cancellations this past October than during the same month last year but higher than those posted in September 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 29, 2007 September Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.5 Percent from September 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 5.5 percent higher in September 2007 than in September 2006, reaching $66.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 29, 2007 Performance Measures in the Airline Industry - 2007 1st Quarter
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.
November 19, 2007 U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico Reached a Record High in 2006
Goods valued at more than $866 billion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico in 2006, 9.7 percent higher than the previous record set in 2005, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
November 16, 2007 September 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.0 Percent from September 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in September 2007 than in September 2006, the eighth consecutive increase 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.
November 15, 2007 August 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Eight-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.4 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 522.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first eight months of 2007, 3.4 percent or over 17 million more passengers than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
November 15, 2007 Air Traffic Statistics – August 2007 Data
New monthly data for scheduled and nonscheduled services are available.
November 14, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.7 Percent in September from August
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7 percent in September from its August level, declining for the fifth time in the last six months, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today
November 13, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 5.0 (September 2006 - August 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
November 5, 2007 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in September with Fewer Cancellations, Mishandled Bags
This past September, the nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights and lower rates of cancellations and mishandled baggage than in both the previous month and September 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 5, 2007 Taxi-Out Times
Statistics on taxi-out times for the nation's airports and carriers are available. Taxi-out time is defined as the time elapsed between departure from the origin airport gate and wheels off.
November 2, 2007 Technical Directive #16 (Amended) - Reporting Air Carriers and Reportable Airports
The latest reporting changes are available.
November 2, 2007 Accounting and Reporting Directive Number 284: Air Carrier Groupings
This directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2008.
November 2, 2007 Accounting and Reporting Directive Number 283: International Civil Aviation Organizations (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 31, 2007 August Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.2 Percent from August 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 4.2 percent higher in August 2007 than in August 2006, reaching $69.2 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 24, 2007 Average Second-Quarter Air Fares Fell 4.5 Percent from 2006; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Lihue (Kauai)
Average air fares in the second quarter of 2007 were down 4.5 percent from the second quarter of 2006 and remained below the pre-9/11 high, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 24, 2007 National Transportation Statistics 2007 - Third Quarter update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
October 23, 2007 Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Significant Accomplishments - Fiscal Year 2007
This report summarizes how BTS creates, manages and shares transportation statistical knowledge and supports DOT goals.
October 18, 2007 August 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 2.4 Percent from August 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.4 percent more workers in August 2007 than in August 2006, the seventh consecutive increase 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.
October 16, 2007 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - June-August 2007
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
October 15, 2007 July 2007 Airline Traffic Data: U.S Airlines Carried Record Number of Passengers in July
U.S. airlines carried 72.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems in July, a record high for a single month and 2.2 percent more than the previous record of 70.6 million in July 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
October 15, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 4.0 (August 2006 - July 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
October 10, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.4 Percent in August from July
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.4 percent in August from its July level, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 4, 2007 BTS Special Report: Trends in Personal Income and Passenger Vehicle Miles
This report looks at the changing trends in passenger highway travel and personal income.
October 3, 2007 Airline On-Time Performance in August Better Than July, Slips From Previous Year
The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past August that was higher than in July but down from the rate posted in August 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 3, 2007 Taxi-Out Times
Statistics on taxi-out times for the nation's airports and carriers are available. Taxi-out time is defined as the time elapsed between departure from the origin airport gate and wheels off.
September 27, 2007 July Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 10.5 Percent from July 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 10.5 percent higher in July 2007 than in July 2006, reaching $61.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
September 18, 2007 BTS Special Report: Making Connections: Intermodal Links in the Public Transportation System
This report focuses on intermodal connections – the links that allow passengers to switch from one mode of public transportation to another.
September 18, 2007 BTS Special Report: Highway Bridges in the United Statesan Overview
This report focuses on highway bridges that are part of the U.S. highway network.
September 18, 2007 July 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 2.6 Percent from July 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent more workers in July 2007 than in July 2006, the sixth consecutive increase 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.
September 17, 2007 Second-Quarter 2007 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Most Profitable Quarter Since 2000
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 8.8 percent in the second quarter of 2007, the highest profit margin since 2000 and the first time since 2000 that airlines have had five consecutive profitable quarters, 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 13, 2007 June 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Six-Month 2007 System Passenger Traffic Up 2.7 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 379.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first six months of 2007, 2.7 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
September 12, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4 Percent in July from June
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in July from its June level, falling for the second consecutive month to its lowest level since February, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 12, 2007 BTS Special Report: The Transportation Services Index Shows Monthly Change in Freight and Passenger Transportation Service
This report focuses on the transportation services index, a new economic indicator intended to use changes in freight and passenger activity as a measure of the performance of the economy.
September 12, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (July 2006 - June 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
September 4, 2007 Airlines On-Time Performance in July Better Than June But Slips From Previous Year
The nation’s largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past July that was higher than in June but down from the rate posted in July 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 31, 2007 White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room Transportation Indicators - August 2007
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 30, 2007 June Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.9 Percent from June 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.9 percent higher in June 2007 than in June 2006, reaching $69.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 30, 2007 June Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.9 Percent from June 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.9 percent higher in June 2007 than in June 2006, reaching $69.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 29, 2007 Performance Measures in the Airline Industry - 2001-2006, Annual
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.
August 21, 2007 June 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 2.3 Percent from June 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.3 percent more workers in June 2007 than in June 2006, the fifth consecutive increase 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 Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today (Table 2). FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
August 16, 2007 May 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Five-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 1.8 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 307.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first five months of 2007, 1.8 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation 's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
August 16, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 4.0 (June 2006 - May 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
August 8, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.7 Percent in June from May
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7 percent in June from its May level, falling to its lowest level since February after a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 6, 2007 Airline On-Time Performance Slips, Cancellations and Mishandled Bags Up in June
The nation’s largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights and a higher rate of mishandled baggage and canceled flights this past June than during either this past May or the previous June, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The report also shows that consumer complaints against air carriers rose in June compared to the same previous months.
July 31, 2007 May Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.2 Percent from May 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 5.2 percent higher in May 2007 than in May 2006, reaching $69.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 30, 2007 BTS Special Report: A Decade of Growth in Domestic Freight Rail and Truck Ton-Miles Continue to Rise
This report examines a decade of growth in domestic freight transportation.
July 27, 2007 National Transportation Statistics 2007 - Second Quarter update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
July 26, 2007 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - May 2007
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
July 25, 2007 Average First Quarter Air Fares Fell 0.6 Percent from 2006; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Dallas Love
Average air fares in the first quarter of 2007 were down 0.6 percent from the first quarter of 2006 and remained well below the pre-9/11 high (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 17, 2007 May Passenger Airline Employment Data: Network Airlines Report First Monthly Increase since August 2001
The seven network airlines, a group that includes most of the industry’s largest passenger carriers, employed 0.3 percent more workers in May 2007 than in May 2006, the first increase in full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) from the same month of the previous year since August 2001, the month before 9/11, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 13, 2007 How Freight Moves: Estimating Mileage and Routes Using an Innovative GIS Tool
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has developed an innovative software tool, called GeoMiler, that is helping researchers better estimate freight travel. GeoMiler is being used to compute mileages along likely routes for the nearly 6 million freight shipments expected to be reported in the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS), the nation’s largest survey of freight movements (Revised Figure 3, page 6, on 7/16/07).
July 12, 2007 April 2007 Airline Traffic Data: April 2007 Domestic Traffic Up 2.8 Percent From April 2006
U.S. airlines carried 57.4 million scheduled domestic passengers in April, 2.8 percent more than they did in April 2006, the largest increase from the same month of the previous year since September 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
July 12, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 1.0 (May 2006 - April 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
July 11, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in May from April
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in May from its April level, rising after a one-month decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 3, 2007 Airlines On-Time Performance in May Better Than April But Slips From Previous Year
The nation’s largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past May that was higher than in April but down from the rate posted in May 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
June 28, 2007 April Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.3 Percent from April 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was valued at $65.0 billion in April 2007, 5.3 percent higher than in April 2006 for the biggest percentage increase from the same month of the previous year since August 2006, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
June 26, 2007 April 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 1.3 Percent from April 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.3 percent more workers in April 2007 than in April 2006, the third consecutive increase 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 Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
June 25, 2007 First-Quarter 2007 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report First Profitable First Quarter Since 2000
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2007 for the first profitable January-to-March quarter since the first 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.
June 21, 2007 March 2007 Airline Traffic Data: First-Quarter 2007 System Traffic Up 1.6 Percent From First-Quarter 2006
U.S. airlines carried 177.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first three months of 2007, 1.6 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
June 19, 2007 National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) 2007 CD
This 2-CD set presents 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.
June 19, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (April 2006 - March 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
June 13, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.1 Percent in April from March
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.1 percent in April from its March level, falling after a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 4, 2007 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 in March but down from the rate posted in April 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 31, 2007 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Reached a Monthly Record High in March 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 2.3 percent higher in March 2007 than in March 2006, reaching $69.8 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
May 23, 2007 T-100 Traffic Reporting Guide
This guide provides users with detailing information about the T-100 filing requirements, data elements, data validation, error messages and business rules.
May 17, 2007 National Transportation Statistics 2007 - First Quarter update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
May 16, 2007 Detroit and Laredo were Top 2006 Ports for Trade by Truck
Detroit on the Canadian border and Laredo, TX, on the Mexican border were the top ports for the value of trade moved by truck in 2006, according to a new special report on North American freight transportation from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
May 15, 2007 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - March 2007
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
May 15, 2007 March 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.6 Percent from March 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.6 percent more workers in March 2007 than in March 2006, the second consecutive increase 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.
May 14, 2007 Fourth-Quarter 2006 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Largest Fourth-Quarter Profit Margin Since 1999
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, down from the third quarter but the largest fourth-quarter profit margin for this group since 1999, 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.
May 14, 2007 BTS Special Report: Increased Trade Spurs Growth in North American Freight Transportation
Freight Transportation between the United States and our North American Free Trade Agreement partners – Canada and Mexico – continues to grow at a strong pace. In 2006, the U.S. transportation system carried goods for export worth $364 billion and imports worth $502 billion in trade with Canada and Mexico.
May 10, 2007 February 2007 Airline Traffic Data: 2007 System Traffic Up 1.7 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 110.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first two months of 2007, 1.7 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
May 10, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (March 2006 - February 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
May 9, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.6 Percent in March from February
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.6 percent in March from its February level, rising after two months of decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 7, 2007 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 in February but down from the rate posted in March 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 30, 2007 February Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 0.2 Percent from February 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in February 2007 amounted to $59.7 billion, 0.2 percent less than in February 2006, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation
April 25, 2007 Average Air Fares Reach Highest Fourth-Quarter Level Since 2000; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Anchorage, Lowest Fare at Dallas Love
Average air fares in the fourth quarter of 2006 reached the highest fourth-quarter level since 2000, rising 3.4 percent from the fourth quarter of 2005 (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 23, 2007 U.S. Ranks Second in World Maritime Container Traffic
The United States ranks second in world maritime container traffic with one in nine maritime containers in the world either bound for or coming from the United States, according to "America's Container Ports: Delivering the Goods," a new report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
April 20, 2007 Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2006 (Online Version)
This report presents selected transportation data on 13 topics specified in the legislative mandate of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
April 20, 2007 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - February 2007
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
April 19, 2007 February 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.2 Percent from February 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.2 percent more workers in February 2007 than in February 2006, the first increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year since December 2004, 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.
April 13, 2007 Air Traffic Hubs 2007
This map shows the large, medium and small air traffic hubs in the United States (states and major territories).
April 12, 2007 January 2007 Airline System Traffic Up 2.8 Percent From January 2006
U.S. airlines carried 57.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in January 2007, 2.8 percent more than they did in January 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
April 12, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (February 2006 - January 2007)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
April 12, 2007 Technical Directive #15 - Gate Departure Time
This technical directive replaces Technical Directive #14. The purpose of the directive is to clarify the reporting of gate departure time when a flight returns to the gate. A survey of some reporting carriers revealed that there was not uniformity in reporting instances when departing flights returned to the gate and then departed the gate a second time. The gate departure time that should be reported is the time when the aircraft first left the departure gate.
April 11, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.3 Percent in February from January
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.3 percent in February from its January level, falling for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 2, 2007 Flight Delays Rise in February
The larger U.S. airlines posted a lower rate of on-time flights in February than in either the previous month or February of last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.
March 29, 2007 January Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 0.9 Percent from January 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico totaled $60.6 billion in January 2007, 0.9 percent less than in January 2006, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 20, 2007 January 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.5 Percent from January 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.5 percent fewer workers in January 2007 than in January 2006, the smallest decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers fromthesame month of theprevious year since December 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
March 20, 2007 Performance Measures in the Airline Industry - 2001-2006, 3rd Quarter
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.
March 16, 2007 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - January 2007
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
March 15, 2007 December 2006 Airline Traffic Data: 2006 System Traffic Up 0.8 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 744.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems in 2006, 0.8 percent more than they did in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
March 14, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (January 2006 - December 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
March 14, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.6 Percent in January from December
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in January from its December level, falling after a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 13, 2007 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.9 Percent from 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 8.9 percent higher in 2006 than in 2005, reaching $760 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 5, 2007 Airlines Post Fewer Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags in January Than Previous Month But More Than January 2006
In January, U.S. airlines posted numbers for on-time performance and baggage mishandling that showed improvement over December but were not as good as those posted one year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.
March 1, 2007 Taxi-Out Times
Statistics on taxi-out times for the nation's airports and carriers are available. Taxi-out time is defined as the time elapsed between departure from the origin airport gate and wheels off.
February 28, 2007 December Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 0.1 Percent from December 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in December 2006, at $59.0 billion, was 0.1 percent lower than in December 2005, the first decline from the same month of the previous year since August 2003, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 23 , 2007 Pocket Guide to Transportation 2007 (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 2007.
February 23, 2007 National Transportation Statistics 2007 - First Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
February 22, 2007 December 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.1 Percent from December 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.1 percent fewer workers in December 2006 than in December 2005, the smallest decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year since January 2005, 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.
February 15, 2007 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - December 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
February 15, 2007 November 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Eleven-Month System Traffic Up 0.7 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 683.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first 11 months of 2006, 0.7 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.
February 14, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4 Percent in 2006
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in 2006 for the first annual decline since 2001 while the freight TSI declined for the second consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 13, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 3.0 (December 2005 - November 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
February 7, 2007 Flight Delays and Mishandled Bags Up, Consumer Complaints Down in 2006 From Previous Year
U.S. airlines experienced a lower rate of on-time flights and more reports of mishandled baggage last year than in 2005, but passengers filed fewer complaints with the government about airline service than they did the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.
January 31, 2007 November 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.0 Percent from November 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.0 percent higher in November 2006 than in November 2005, reaching $64.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 31, 2007 Estimating Multifactor Productivity in Truck Transportation, 1987-2003
This paper estimates annual multifactor productivity (MFP) in truck transportation in the United States over the 1987 to 2003 period. The data used for the estimations are based on the North American Industrial Classi?cation System (NAICS).
January 25, 2007 Airport Ranking and Summaries
Airport Rankings and Summaries Searchable data is now available.
January 24, 2007 Third-Quarter 2006 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI): Air Fare Index Reaches Highest Third-Quarter Level in Index's 11 Years; Top Increase in Cincinnati, Top Decrease in Lihue (Kauai)
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) for the third quarter of 2006 reached the highest third- quarter level recorded in the 11-year period measured by the index, 7.5 percent higher than the previous third quarter high in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 19, 2007 State Transportation Statistics (STS) 2006
This report presents a statistical profile of transportation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
January 18, 2007 National Transportation Statistics 2006 - Fourth Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
January 17, 2007 November 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.6 Percent from November 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.6 percent fewer workers in November 2006 than in November 2005, the smallest drop since February 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.
January 11, 2007 October 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Ten-Month System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 623.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first 10 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.
January 10, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.0 Percent in November from October
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) for November fell 1.0 percent from its October level, declining for the first time since August, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 10, 2007 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - November 2006
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
January 9, 2007 Intra Alaska Air Carriers - Release 2.0 (November 2005 - October 2006)
This updated file presents the latest traffic data for Alaska bush carriers by each carrier and all carriers.
January 3, 2007 November's Airline On-Time Performance Improves from Previous Month But Down from Last Year
In November, the nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights than in the previous month but down from the same month last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).