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2010 What's New

December 30, 2010 Transportation Statistics Annual Report: 2009
This congressionally mandated report, presents key transportation indicators along with data and information about the performance and impacts of the U.S. transportation system. In addition, it focuses on closing data gaps and improving the ways in which transportation statistics are collected, compiled, analyzed, and published.
December 21, 2010 Key Transportation Indicators - December 2010
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 website.
December 20, 2010 3rd-Quarter 2010 Airline Financial Data; Network and Low-Cost Airlines Report Profits
Network airlines' profit margin in the third quarter of 2010 was the highest since the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) began issuing quarterly airline financial numbers in 2002 while the low-cost carriers' profit margin was the second highest, BTS reported today in a release of preliminary data.
December 16, 2010 October 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.4 Percent from October 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.4 percent fewer workers in October 2010 than in October 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 28th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
December 9, 2010 September 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 4.9 Percent from September 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 57.3 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in September 2010. This is a 4.9 percent increase from September 2009 and was the largest monthly year-over-year increase since September 2007. The September 2010 passenger total was also 5.7 percent above that of two years ago in September 2008 but still remained 3.2 percent below the pre-recession level of September 2007.
December 8, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.2% in October from September
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.2 percent in October from its September level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 7, 2010 No Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours in October
The nation's largest airlines reported no flights in October with tarmac delays of more than three hours, down from 11 flights in October 2009, with a slight decrease in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This is the first month there were no tarmac delays of more than three hours by the reporting carriers since the Department began collecting more comprehensive tarmac delay data in October 2008.
December 2, 2010 Passengers Denied Confirmed Space Report - 1st and 2nd Quarters 2010
This quarterly report presents various denied boarding and compensation scenarios.
November 30, 2010 September 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 19.3 Percent from September 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 19.3 percent higher in September 2010 than in September 2009, reaching $68.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in September 2010 remained 4.8 percent below the September 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase.
November 18, 2010 North American Transportation Statistics: Over 97 Million Personal Vehicles Entered the U.S. in 2009
More than 97 million personal vehicles entered the United States in 2009, 26.7 million from Canada, and 70.3 million from Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS). Additionally, 9.3 million trucks, 344,809 buses, and 31,509 trains entered the U.S. in 2009.
November 16, 2010 September 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.6 Percent from September 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.6 percent fewer workers in September 2010 than in September 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 27th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
November 12, 2010 Atlantic Coast U.S. Seaports Fact Sheet
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released a fact sheet, Atlantic Coast U.S. Seaports, highlighting the major Atlantic container ports of New York/New Jersey, Virginia, Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC.
November 12, 2010 August 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 1.8 Percent from August 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 66.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in August 2010. This is a 1.8 percent increase from August 2009. The August 2010 passenger total was 2.4 percent below that of two years ago in August 2008.
November 10, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.0% in September from August
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.0 percent in September from its August level, rising after a one month decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 9, 2010 Long Tarmac Delays in September Down From Last Year
The nation's largest airlines reported four flights in September with tarmac delays of more than three hours, down from six flights in September 2009, with only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 5, 2010 Airline On-Time Reporting Directive for 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued the annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for 2011.
November 3, 2010 August 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 25.3 Percent from August 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 25.3 percent higher in August 2010 than in August 2009, reaching $68.0 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in August 2010 remained 5.9 percent below the August 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase.
November 1, 2010 2nd-Quarter 2010 Domestic Air Fares Increased 3.8% from 1st Quarter; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Huntsville, Lowest Fare in Atlantic City
Average domestic air fares rose to $341 in the second quarter of 2010, up 3.8 percent from the average fare of $328 in the first quarter in the fourth consecutive increase from the previous quarter (Table 2), the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. During those four quarters, fares increased 13.1 percent after falling to a recent low of $301 in the second quarter of 2009.
October 22, 2010 Key Transportation Indicators - October 2010
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 website.
October 19, 2010 August 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.7 Percent from August 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.7 percent fewer workers in August 2010 than in August 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 26th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
October 15, 2010 July 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 0.4 Percent from July 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 68.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in July 2010. This is a 0.4 percent increase from July 2009. The July 2010 passenger total was 3.0 percent below that of two years ago in July 2008.
October 14, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.6% in August from July
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in August from its July level, falling after two monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 12, 2010 Long Tarmac Delays in August Show Steep Drop from Last Year
The nation's largest airlines reported only one flight in August with a tarmac delay of more than three hours, compared to 66 flights in August 2009, with no change in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 8, 2010 Factors Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crashes
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released a technical report, Factors Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crashes, examining the numerous factors that contribute to the severity of fatal motor vehicle crashes.
October 8, 2010 National Transportation Statistics 2010 - Third Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
September 30, 2010 July 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 18.8 Percent from July 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 18.8 percent higher in July 2010 than in July 2009, reaching $61.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
September 21, 2010 July 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.3 Percent from July 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.3 percent fewer workers in July 2010 than in July 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 25th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
September 20, 2010 2nd-Quarter 2010 Airline Financial Data: Network, Low-Cost and Regional Airlines Report Profits
Network airlines' profit margin in the second quarter of 2010 was the largest since the second quarter of 2007, while the combined profit margin for the network, low-cost and regional carrier groups was the highest since the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) began issuing quarterly airline financial numbers in 2002, BTS reported today in a release of preliminary data.
September 20, 2010 Commodity Flow Survey Webinar - September 30, 2010 (3:00-4:00 pm EDT)
The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) will be the topic for a Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) webinar. The CFS is the primary source of national and state-level data on domestic freight shipments by American establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, auxiliaries, and selected retail industries. Ronald Duych, BTS co-project manager for the CFS, will present an overview of the CFS, analysis of recent findings, and a discussion of the 2012 survey.
September 16, 2010 June 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 2.3 Percent from June 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 65.0 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in June 2010. This is a 2.3 percent increase from June 2009. The June 2010 passenger total was 4.4 percent below that of two years ago in June 2008.
September 14, 2010 P-10 - Annual Employee Statistics by Labor Category, 2009 Update
Updated data are available for several air carriers.
September 13, 2010 Long Tarmac Delays in July Down Dramatically from Last Year
The nation's largest airlines reported only three flights in July with tarmac delays of more than three hours, compared to 161 flights in July 2009, with only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 9, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.4% in July from June
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.4 percent in July from its June level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 8, 2010 Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting, October 8, 2010
This notice announces, pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 72-363; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS).
August 31, 2010 June 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 37.6 Percent from June 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 37.6 percent higher in June 2010 than in June 2009, reaching $69.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 27, 2010 Key Transportation Indicators: Air Cargo, State and Local Expenditures Added
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today expanded its Key Transportation Indicators with the addition of two new tables: U.S. Air Carrier Cargo Revenue Ton-Miles, a monthly measure of freight shipments on U.S. airlines, and State and Local Government Transportation Construction Value, a monthly measure of state and local government expenditures on air, land and water transportation infrastructure.
August 17, 2010 June Passenger Airline Employment Data: June 2010 Employment Down 2.4 Percent from June 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.4 percent fewer workers in June 2010 than in June 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 24th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
August 12, 2010 May 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from May 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 61.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in May 2010. This is a 2.9 percent increase from May 2009 (Table 1). The May 2010 passenger total was 6.8 percent below that of two years ago in May 2008.
August 11, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.2% in June from May
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.2 percent in June from its May level, rising after one monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 10, 2010 Long Tarmac Delays in June Down Dramatically from Last Year
The nation's largest airlines reported only three flights in June with tarmac delays of more than three hours compared to 268 flights in June 2009 and with no increase in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 6, 2010 Effects of the February 2010 Snowstorms on Airline Performance
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released a special report, Effects of the February 2010 Snowstorms on Airline Performance, describing how several February snowstorms in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast disrupted air travel at airports across the United States.
July 30, 2010 Commodity Flow Survey 2007 - Individual States
This report presents data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) on the movement of raw materials and products shipped by manufacturing, mining, wholesale, and selected retail establishments for individual U.S. States.
July 29, 2010 May 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 39.5 Percent from May 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 39.5 percent higher in May 2010 than in May 2009, reaching $66.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 39.5 percent increase was the largest percentage year over year increase in total U.S.-NAFTA trade by surface modes on record back to April 1994. May was the third month in the last four with a record percentage year-over-year increase.
July 29, 2010 Omnibus Household Survey 2009
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) conducts the Omnibus Household Survey (OHS) to monitor public expectations of and satisfaction with the transportation system and to gather event, issue, and mode-specific information. OHS, which is conducted annually, serves as an information source for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) modal administrators to support congressional requests and to gauge internal DOT performance. The primary goal of this report is to document the background information, sampling procedures, data collection, data elements and survey variables, response rates, final weights, and standard error estimation for the October 2009 OHS.
July 28, 2010 BTS, Office of Airline Information, Accounting and Reporting Directive, Number 297 - T-8 Traffic Data
BTS issues periodic Accounting and Reporting Directives (A&RD) and industry letters that serve the reporting air carriers by providing clarity to the regulations.
July 28, 2010 BTS, Office of Airline Information, Accounting and Reporting Directive, Number 296 - How to Report Charter Operations for Government Entities
BTS issues periodic Accounting and Reporting Directives (A&RD) and industry letters that serve the reporting air carriers by providing clarity to the regulations.
July 28, 2010 BTS, Office of Airline Information, Accounting and Reporting Directive, Number 295 - Passengers Transported on All-Cargo Aircraft And Nonscheduled Passengers Transported on Scheduled Service
BTS issues periodic Accounting and Reporting Directives (A&RD) and industry letters that serve the reporting air carriers by providing clarity to the regulations.
July 28, 2010 1st-Quarter 2010 Air Fare Data: Average 1st-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Increased 4.7% from 1st Quarter 2009; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Huntsville, Lowest Fare in Atlantic City
Average domestic air fares in the first quarter of 2010 increased to the second highest January-to-March level since 2001, rising 4.7 percent from the first quarter of 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 22, 2010 Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Collection of Safety Culture Data for Program Evaluation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for a new information collection related to the evaluation of a demonstration/research program on voluntary reporting of close calls and near misses in the rail environment.
July 20, 2010 May 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.7 Percent from May 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.7 percent fewer workers in May 2010 than in May 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 23rd consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
July 19, 2010 Commodity Flow Survey 2007 Hazardous Materials
This report presents data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) on hazardous material shipment characteristics.
July 19, 2010 Commodity Flow Survey 2007 Exports
This report presents data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) on export shipment characteristics. For the purposes of this report, an export is considered a shipment from the 50 states to a foreign country. Shipments to U.S. possessions and territories are also treated as exports.
July 19, 2010 Submitting Airline Data via the Internet
The U.S. Department of Transportation requires U.S. air carriers to submit their recurrent financial, traffic, operational and consumer data reports electronically via the Internet using the comma separated value (CSV) file format or a PDF file for reports that are not entered into a database such as signed certifications, transmittal letters, and annual reports.
July 16, 2010 National Transportation Statistics 2010 - Second Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
July 16, 2010 Geographic Databases for 2010 Released
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2010 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week.
July 15, 2010 Schedule B-43 Aircraft Inventory 2008
This report presents aircraft data for several air carriers.
July 15, 2010 April 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 0.2 Percent from April 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 59.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in April 2010. This is a 0.2 percent increase from April 2009. The April 2010 passenger total was 5.7 percent below that of two years ago in April 2008.
July 14, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4% in May from April
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May from its April level, declining after two consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 9, 2010 BTS Releases State Transportation Statistics 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today released State Transportation Statistics 2009 (STS) – a reference guide to transportation data by state.
July 8, 2010 May Airline On-Time Performance Lower Than Last Year and April
The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past May that was lower than the same month last year and the rate posted in April 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 1, 2010 Passengers Denied Confirmed Space Report 2009
This quarterly report presents various denied boarding and compensation scenarios.
June 29, 2010 April 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 32.4 Percent from April 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 32.4 percent higher in April 2010 than in April 2009, reaching $65.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 32.4 percent increase is the third consecutive monthly increase of at least 24 percent from the previous year. Freight value in April 2010 still remained 11.4 percent less than the value in April 2008, two years earlier.
June 28, 2010 1st-Quarter 2010 Airline Financial Data: Low-Cost and Regional Airlines Report Profits, Network Carriers Report Loss
Low-cost and regional airline groups reported operating profits in the first quarter of 2010 while the network airline group posted a second consecutive quarterly loss, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.
June 18, 2010 BTS Fact Sheet: Gulf Coast Ports Surrounding the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - June 2010
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of two major seaports (New Orleans, LA, and Mobile, AL) and summary tables of other Gulf coast seaports close to the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) explosion and oil spill. New Orleans is approximately 132 miles from the site, and Mobile is approximately 136 miles from the site.
June 18, 2010 Key Transportation Indicators - June 2010
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 website.
June 15, 2010 April 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 4.1 Percent from April 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.1 percent fewer workers in April 2010 than in April 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 22nd consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
June 10, 2010 March 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 2.4 Percent from March 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 62.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in March 2010. This is a 2.4 percent increase from March 2009. The March 2010 passenger total was 7.8 percent below that of two years ago in March 2008.
June 9, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.3% in April from March
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.3 percent in April from its March level, rising for the third consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 3, 2010 April Airline On-Time Performance Higher Than Last Year and March
The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past April that was higher than the same month last year and the rate posted in March 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
June 1, 2010 March 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 37.0 Percent from March 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 37.0 percent higher in March 2010 than in March 2009, reaching $69.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 37.0 percent increase from March 2009 to March 2010 is the largest year-over-year rise on record but freight value in March 2010 still remained 1.2 percent less than the value in March 2008, two years earlier.
May 26, 2010 2009 Passenger Airline Employment by Job Category
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.4 percent fewer pilots and 7.2 percent fewer maintenance workers in 2009 than in 2008 while total industry jobs declined by 4.1 percent, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 19, 2010 4th-Quarter 2009 Air Fare Data: Average 4th-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Fell 7.4% from 4th Quarter 2008; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Huntsville, Lowest Fare at Atlantic City
Average domestic air fares in the fourth quarter of 2009 fell to their lowest October-to-December level since 2006, dropping 7.4 percent from the fourth quarter of 2008 in the largest year-to-year decline since 2001, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 18, 2010 March 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.8 Percent from March 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.8 percent fewer workers in March 2010 than in March 2009, the 21st consecutive decrease 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 13, 2010 February 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 1.9 Percent from February 2009
U.S. airlines carried 48.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in February 2010, 1.9 percent fewer than they did in February 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data. The February 2010 passenger total was 14.4 percent below that of two years ago in February 2008.
May 12, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.9% in March from February
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.9 percent in March from its February level, rising for the third consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The March Freight TSI rose 2.6 percent from March 2009, the first year-to-year increase in the freight index since July 2008.
May 11, 2010 March Airline On-Time Performance Higher Than Last Year and February
The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past March that was higher than the same month last year and the rate posted in February 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 5, 2010 Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting
The meeting will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST in the Oklahoma City Room at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE. Washington, DC. Section 5601(o) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish an Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App.2) to advise the Director of BTS on the quality, reliability, consistency, objectivity, and relevance of transportation statistics and analyses collected, supported, or disseminated by the Bureau and the Department.
May 3, 2010 4th-Quarter 2009 Airline Financial Data: Low-Cost and Regional Airlines Report Profits, Network Carriers Report Loss
Low-cost and regional airline groups reported operating profits in the fourth quarter of 2009 while the network airline group returned to a loss after one profitable quarter, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.
April 29, 2010 February 2010 North American Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 24.1 Percent from February 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 24.1 percent higher in February 2010 than in February 2009, reaching $59.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 24.1 percent increase is the largest year-over-year rise on record but freight value still remained 14.3 percent less than the value in February 2008.
April 23, 2010 Key Transportation Indicators: Freight Rail Yields Added
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today expanded its Key Transportation Indicators with the addition of a new table on Freight Rail Yields, a quarterly measure of revenue per ton-mile for freight railroads.
April 21, 2010 BTS Transportation Trends in Focus: Upward Trend in Vehicle-Miles Resumed During 2009, A Time Series Analysis
After a 2-year interruption to a long-term upward trend, the number of vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) on the Nations highways appears to have resumed a pattern of upward growth in 2009.5
April 20, 2010 February 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.5 Percent from February 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.5 percent fewer workers in February 2010 than in February 2009, the 20th consecutive decrease 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.
April 16, 2010 Freight Transportation: Global Highlights 2010
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released Freight Transportation: Global Highlights 2010, a snapshot of freight transportation activity from a global perspective.
April 15, 2010 January 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 1.5 Percent from January 2009
U.S. airlines carried 52.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in January 2010, 1.5 percent more than they did in January 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data. The January 2010 passenger total was 8.8 percent below that of January 2008.
April 14, 2010 International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released a special report describing trends over the last 11 years in worldwide piracy and armed robbery at sea.
April 14, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.3% in February from January
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.3 percent in February from its January level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 13, 2010 Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Omnibus Household Survey Program
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for an extension of a currently approved information collection related to the use of and satisfaction with the nation's transportation system.
April 9, 2010 Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting
This 90 minute Web conference will be held on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.
April 9, 2010 DOT, States Plan "Transportation for the Nation" Geospatial Data Initiative
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) this week began strategic planning for Transportation for the Nation (TFTN), an initiative to coordinate and develop nationally significant geospatial transportation data, with particular emphasis on road centerlines.
April 9, 2010 Air Carrier Training
In an effort to improve data quality, in May 2010, the Office of Airline Information (OAI) will be conductingT100/T100f training seminars for air carriers.
April 8, 2010 Airline On-Time Performance Decreases in February
The nation's largest airlines had a lower on-time performance rate this past February than in both February 2009 and January 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 7, 2010 National Transportation Statistics 2010 - First Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
April 1, 2010 2007 Commodity Flow Survey: Final Tables - December 2009
The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) is the primary source of national and state-level data on domestic freight shipments by American establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, auxiliaries, and selected retail industries.
March 30, 2010 January 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 19.5 Percent from January 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 19.5 percent higher in January 2010 than in January 2009, reaching $56.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 19.5 percent increase was the largest year over year rise since March 2000.
March 30, 2010 U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Appoints New Advisory Council Members for Transportation Statistics
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to advise the Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), on statistical matters.
March 29, 2010 Summary 2009 Traffic Data for U.S and Foreign Airlines: Total Passengers Down 5.3 Percent from 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines and on flights to and from the United States on foreign airlines declined in 2009 by 5.3 percent from 2008, dropping to 769.6 million, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported.
March 18, 2010 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 23.3 Percent from 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico decreased by 23.3 percent in 2009 compared to 2008, dropping to $637 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 23.3 percent decline in trade was the largest year-to-year decline for the 15 years covered by these data. NAFTA went into effect in 1994.
March 16, 2010 January 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.9 Percent from January 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.9 percent fewer workers in January 2010 than in January 2009, the 19th consecutive decrease 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.
March 11, 2010 December 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 0.6 Percent from December 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in December 2009 decreased by 0.6 percent from December 2008, decreasing by 0.4 million to 57.0 million, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. The December 2009 passenger total was 6.2 percent below that of December 2007.
March 10, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.4% in January from December
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.4 percent in January from its December 2009 level, rising after the index was unchanged in December, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 9, 2010 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in January
The nation's largest airlines had a higher on-time performance rate this past January than in both January 2009 and December 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 3, 2010 December 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 10.5 Percent from December 2008
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 December 2009 than in December 2008, with a value of $58.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The increase was the first over the same month of the previous year since September 2008 but the value of trade in December still remained 4.0 percent below the value in December 2007.
February 26, 2010 Key Transportation Indicators - February 2010
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 website.
February 22, 2010 December 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.3 Percent from December 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent fewer workers in December 2009 than in December 2008, the 18th consecutive decrease 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
February 18, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Unchanged in December from November
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was unchanged in December from its November level, after one monthly increase, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 16, 2010 November 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 1.6 Percent from November 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in November 2009 increased by 1.6 percent from November 2008, increasing by 0.8 million to 54.9 million, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. November was the second month in the last three to show an increase from 2008 but last year's numbers were already reduced from 2007. The November 2009 passenger total was 11.3 percent below November 2007.
February 12, 2010 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in 2009 as Rate of Mishandled Baggage Decreases
The nations largest airlines had an on-time performance rate in 2009 that was their best since 2003, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In addition, the report shows that the carriers' rate of mishandled baggage last year was the lowest recorded since 2004.
February 2, 2010 Notice of Request for Clearance of an Information Collection: Omnibus Household Survey Program
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budgets (OMBs) approval for an extension of a currently approved information collection related to the use of and satisfaction with the nations transportation system.
January 29, 2010 News Digest - Pocket Guide 2010, Significant Accomplishments 2009
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2010 and Significant Accomplishments Fiscal Year 2009.
January 28, 2010 3rd-Quarter 2009 Air Fares: Average 3rd-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Fell 14.4% from 3rd Quarter 2008; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Huntsville, Lowest Fare at Atlantic City
Average domestic air fares in the third quarter of 2009 fell to their lowest July-to-September level since 2005, dropping 14.4 percent from the third quarter of 2008 in the largest year-to-year decline on record, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 28, 2010 November 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 2.9 Percent from November 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 2.9 percent lower in November 2009 than in November 2008, dropping to $58.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 22, 2010 BTS Releases Reports on Ocean Passenger Vessels
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released two special reports on the ocean passenger vessel industry.
January 20, 2010 Ocean Passenger Vessels: migrating south for the winter
This report focuses on passenger vessels that operate from seaports along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts.
January 20, 2010 November 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.3 Percent from November 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent fewer workers in November 2009 than in November 2008, the 17th consecutive decrease 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 20, 2010 Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent fewer workers in November 2009 than in November 2008, the 17th consecutive decrease 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 20, 2010 Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Part 249, Preservation of Records
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 16, 2009 (74 FR 59018).
January 14, 2010 October 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 1.4 Percent from October 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in October 2009 decreased by 1.4 percent from October 2008, declining by 0.9 million to 58.8 million, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. October marked the 18th month out of the last 19 months with a decrease in passengers from the previous year.
January 13, 2010 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.8% in November from October
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.8 percent in November from its October level, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 8, 2010 National Transportation Statistics 2009 - Fourth Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
January 7, 2010 Airlines Set Records for On-Time Performance, Low Mishandled Baggage Rates in November
The nation's largest airlines set a single-month record in November for on-time performance for the nearly 15 years the U.S. Department of Transportation has collected comparable data, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). They also set a record for the lowest rate of mishandled baggage in a single month since these data were first collected in September 1987.
January 6, 2010 October 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 15.5 Percent from October 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 15.5 percent lower in October 2009 than in October 2008, dropping to $61.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 4, 2010 Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Confidential Close Call Reporting System
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for renewal of information collection supporting a five-year research study that aims at improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 21, 2009 (74 FR 54116) and the comment period ended on December 21, 2009. The 60-day notice produced no comments.