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2011 What's New

December 23, 2011 Data Visualization Student Challenge Winners Announced
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, today announced that Kory Northrop of the University of Oregon and Ali Mostafavi of Purdue University were chosen as winners of the Data Visualization Student Challenge.
December 20, 2011 Multimodal Transportation Indicators - December 2011
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 19, 2011 Government Transportation Financial Statistics (GTFS) 2007
This report presents data about transportation revenues and expenditures for Federal, state and local governments.
December 14, 2011 Freight Shipments Fell 0.2% in October from September
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.2 percent in October from September, the first monthly decrease after four consecutive increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.
December 13, 2011 2nd-Quarter 2011 Domestic Air Fares Rose 8.5% from 2nd Quarter 2010
Average domestic air fares rose to $370 in the second quarter of 2011, up 8.5 percent from the average fare of $341 in the second quarter of 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Memphis, TN and Cincinnati had the highest average fare, $476, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $205.
December 13, 2011 October 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 3.0 Percent from October 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in October 2011 than they did in October 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 11th consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year (Tables 1, 2). FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
December 12, 2011 Airlines Report Seven Tarmac Delays Longer than Three Hours On Domestic Flights, 11 Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in October
Airlines reported a total of seven tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and 11 tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in October, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report.
December 9, 2011 C-SPAN's Washington Journal - BTS Director Pat Hu's Presentation and Remarks
Pat appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program's 'America by the Numbers' series to discuss "The Nation's Infrastructure." She discussed the latest data on the use and condition of the infrastructure and respond to viewer questions.
December 8, 2011 September 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 1.2 Percent from September 2010
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 58.0 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in September 2011. This is a 1.2 percent increase over September 2010. The September 2011 passenger total was 6.0 percent above that of two years ago in September 2009.
December 2, 2011 Directive for 2012 On-Time Reporting
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 2012.
November 29, 2011 September 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 13.8 Percent from September 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 13.8 percent higher in September 2011 than in September 2010, totaling $77.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 22, 2011 Number 306 - Reporting the Annual ICAO BTS Supplemental E-F Reports
This directive clarifies the electronic data reporting requirements and formats.
November 22, 2011 Number 305 - Reporting under Part 374a of the DOT's Special Regulations with Respect to Extension of Credit by Airlines to Federal Political Candidates
This directive is to remind air carriers of the reporting requirements of 14 CFR Part 374a of the DOT's Special Regulations
November 22, 2011 Number 5 - 298C Alaskan Air Carrier F-2 Small Certificated Air Carriers Operating within Alaska Reporting Block Hours
This directive clarifies the reporting of block hours.
November 18, 2011 September 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.9 Percent from September 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.9 percent more workers in September 2011 than they did in September 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 10th consecutive increase 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 17, 2011 North American Transportation Statistics: Almost 93 Million Personal Vehicles Entered the United States in 2010
Almost 93 million personal vehicles entered the United States in 2010, 28.9 million from Canada and 64.0 million from Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS). Additionally, 10.2 million trucks, 334,818 buses, and 33,790 trains entered the United States in 2010.
November 17, 2011 Airlines Report Three Tarmac Delays Longer than Three Hours On Domestic Flights in September
Airlines reported a total of three tarmac delays longer than three hours on domestic flights in September, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report.
November 17, 2011 August 2011 Airline System Traffic Down 0.1 Percent from August 2010
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 66.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in August 2011. This is a 0.1 percent decrease from August 2010. The August 2011 passenger total was 1.8 percent above that of two years ago in August 2009 but 2.4 percent below the level of August 2008.
November 9, 2011 Freight Shipments Rose 0.9% in September from August
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.9 percent in September from August, reaching the highest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.
November 7, 2011 2nd-Quarter 2011 Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines, Low-Cost Airlines and Regional Airlines All Report Profits
Scheduled passenger airlines reported a profit margin of 5.1 percent in the second quarter of 2011, up from the 0.5 percent loss margin in the first quarter but a smaller profit margin than the 9.0 percent margin during the second quarter of 2010, BTS reported today in a release of preliminary data.
November 1, 2011 August 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 18.3 Percent from August 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 18.3 percent higher in August 2011 than in August 2010, totaling $80.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. This was the second time on record that U.S.–NAFTA trade by land modes exceeded $80 billion in one month the first time was in March 2011.
October 28, 2011 Multimodal Transportation Indicators - October 2011
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 27, 2011 2Q 2011 Airline Financial Data: Airlines Collected $1.5 Billion from Fees in Second Quarter 2011
U.S. airlines collected $1.5 billion from baggage fees and reservation change fees in the second quarter of 2011, according to the airline financial data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
October 25, 2011 Accounting and Reporting Directives 304
This directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2012.
October 21, 2011 State Transportation Statistics 2010
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 2010 (STS) – a web-only reference guide to transportation data by state.
October 19, 2011 August 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.8 Percent from August 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.8 percent more workers in August 2011 than they did in August 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the ninth consecutive increase 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 14, 2011 July 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 2.0 Percent from July 2010
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 69.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in July 2011. This is a 2.0 percent increase from July 2010. The July 2011 passenger total was also 2.5 percent above that of two years ago in July 2009 but remained 1.0 percent below the level of July 2008.
October 14, 2011 National Transportation Statistics 2011 - Third Quarter Update
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the third quarterly update of the National Transportation Statistics, which includes data and statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety records, economic performance, and its role supporting national security.
October 13, 2011 Freight Shipments Rose 0.4% in August from July
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4 percent in August from July, reaching the highest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.
October 13, 2011 Airline On-Time Performance in August Improves Over July, Down from Previous Year
The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights in August that was an improvement over July's mark but down from August 2010's on-time rate, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 27, 2011 July 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 18.1 Percent from July 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 18.1 percent higher in July 2011 than in July 2010, totaling $72.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
September 20, 2011 July 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.4 Percent from July 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.4 percent more workers in July 2011 than they did in July 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the eighth consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year (Tables 1, 2). FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
September 19, 2011 1st-Quarter 2011 Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines Report Loss, Low-Cost and Regional Airlines Report Profits
Scheduled passenger airlines' profit margin of -0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2011 was the first quarterly loss since the first quarter of 2009, BTS reported today in a release of preliminary data.
September 15, 2011 June 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 1.6 Percent from June 2010
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 66.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in June 2011. This is a 1.6 percent increase from June 2010. The June 2011 passenger total was also 3.9 percent above that of two years ago in June 2009 but remained 2.8 percent below the level of June 2008.
September 14, 2011 Freight Shipments Unchanged in July from June
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry remained the same in July as in June, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.
September 13, 2011 1Q 2011 Airline Financial Data: Airlines Collected $1.4 Billion from Fees in First Quarter 2011
U.S. airlines collected $1.38 billion from baggage fees and reservation change fees in the first quarter of 2011, according to the airline financial data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
September 12, 2011 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in July
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in July 2011 compared to the previous month and July 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 30, 2011 June 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.0 Percent from June 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11.0 percent higher in June 2011 than in June 2010, totaling $ 77.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 26, 2011 Multimodal Transportation Indicators - August 2011
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.
August 23, 2011 Number 303A - Part 244 – Reporting of Tarmac Delay Data (Revised)
This directive from the Office of Airline Information presents clarification on the reporting of tarmac delay data.
August 19, 2011 Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting, September 28, 2011
This notice announces, pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 72363; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. E.S.T. in the Oklahoma City Room at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC.
August 16, 2011 June 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 1.9 Percent from June 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.9 percent more workers in June 2011 than they did in June 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the seventh consecutive increase 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 11, 2011 May 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 3.9 Percent from May 2010
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 63.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in May 2011. This is a 3.9 percent increase from May 2010. The May 2011 passenger total was also 6.9 percent above that of two years ago in May 2009 but remained 3.3 percent below the early recession level of May 2008.
August 10, 2011 Freight Shipments Rose 2.6% in June from May
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 2.6 percent in June from May, rising after two monthly declines, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.
August 9, 2011 Airline On-Time Performance in June Improves from Last Year but Down From May
The nation's largest airlines' on-time arrival performance in June 2011 was an improvement from June 2010, but down from May 2011, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 3, 2011 Transportation Trends in Focus - Aviation On-Time Performance Trend Stable for Past 2 Years
Airline on-time performance, measured by the percent of flights arriving at their destination on time, has attracted growing interest in recent years as the number of air travelers has increased.
August 2, 2011 May 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 15.7 Percent from May 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 15.7 percent higher in May 2011 than in May 2010, totaling $77.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 27, 2011 1st-Quarter 2011 Domestic Air Fares Rose 8.4% from 1st Quarter 2010
Average domestic air fares rose to $356 in the first quarter of 2011, up 8.4 percent from the average fare of $328 in the first quarter of 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Houston Bush, TX, had the highest average fare, $477, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $172.
July 19, 2011 May 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.1 Percent from May 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.1 percent more workers in May 2011 than they did in May 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the sixth consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year and the largest year-to-year increase since February 2008. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
July 15, 2011 U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Rule to Require Airlines to Report More Data on Fees, Baggage and Mishandled Wheelchairs
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today proposed a new rule that will require airlines to report more information on the amount and types of fees collected from passengers, as well as the number of checked bags and mishandled wheelchairs. The proposal would revise current reporting requirements to improve data collection on the amount airlines receive from different, specific types of fees.
July 15, 2011 Public Perceptions on Transportation Characteristics of Livable Communities
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, today released Public Perceptions on Transportation Characteristics of Livable Communities, a special report presenting the findings of a 2009 survey asking participants the importance of different transportation features for their communities.
July 15, 2011 Geographic Databases for 2011 Released
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2011 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week.
July 15, 2011

National Transportation Statistics 2011 - Second Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.

July 14, 2011 April 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 1.4 Percent from April 2010
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 60.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in April 2011. This is a 1.4 percent increase from April 2010. The April 2011 passenger total was also 1.7 percent above that of two years ago in April 2009 but remained 4.3 percent below the early recession level of April 2008.
July 13, 2011 Freight Shipments Fell 1.8% in May from April
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry declined 1.8 percent in May from April, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.
July 7, 2011 Airline On-Time Performance in May Improves from Previous Month but Down From Last Year
The nation's largest airlines posted an on-time arrival mark in May that was an improvement from Aprils showing but down from the performance recorded in May 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
June 30, 2011 4th-Quarter 2010 Airline Financial Data; Network, Low-Cost and Regional Airlines Report Profits
Scheduled passenger airlines' profit margin of 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 was the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, BTS reported today in a release of preliminary data.
June 29, 2011 April 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.1 Percent from April 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.1 percent higher in April 2011 than in April 2010, reaching $73.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
June 28, 2011 Airline Financial Data for 4th Quarter 2010
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released airline financial data for the fourth quarter of 2010.
June 24, 2011 Key Transportation Indicators: National Highway Construction Cost Index Added
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today expanded its Key Transportation Indicators with the addition of the National Highway Construction Cost Index, a measure of highway construction cost changes since 2003.
June 21, 2011 April 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.0 Percent from April 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.0 percent more workers in April 2011 than they did in April 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the fifth consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year and the largest year-to-year increase since February 2008. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
June 17, 2011 U.S. North American Transshipment Data
In 2010, $60.8 billion of goods shipped between the United States and countries outside of North America passed through Canada or Mexico, according to a new transshipment database released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.
June 16, 2011 March 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 2.2 Percent from March 2010
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 63.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in March 2011. This is a 2.2 percent increase from March 2010. The March 2011 passenger total was also 4.3 percent above that of two years ago in March 2009 but still remained 6.1 percent below the early recession level of March 2008.
June 13, 2011 Accounting and Reporting Directive #244 - Reporting of Tarmac Delay Data
This directive from the Office of Airline Information presents clarification on the reporting of tarmac delay data.
June 9, 2011 Transportation Satellite Accounts - A Look at Transportation's Role in the Economy
This report describes the Transportation Satellite Accounts (TSAs) in detail and provides both summary and detailed tables for the 1997 benchmark TSAs.
June 8, 2011 Freight Shipments Fell 1.0% in April from March
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry declined 1.0 percent in April from March, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The April decrease followed a rise in March.
June 7, 2011 Long Tarmac Delays Dramatically Diminished During First Year of DOT's Aviation Consumer Rule
During the first 12 months after a new rule limiting airline tarmac delays went into effect, lengthy delays experienced by passengers aboard aircraft largely disappeared and only a minimal number of flights were canceled to avoid delays on the tarmac, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today.
June 3, 2011 BTS Issues Transportation Statistics Annual Report
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today released Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) 2010.
May 31, 2011 March 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Topped $80 Billion for First Time on Record
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 15.6 percent higher in March 2011 than in March 2010, reaching $80.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. March 2011 was the highest month since collection of data began in 1994, beating the previous record set in April 2008 by 8.8 percent, not adjusted for inflation.
May 26, 2011 2010 Passenger Airline Employment by Job Category
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.9 percent more pilots and 1.1 percent more maintenance workers in 2010 than in 2009 while total industry jobs declined by 0.5 percent, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 20, 2011 BTS Announces Webinar Schedule
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, has announced its webinar schedule for 2011.
May 20, 2011 Tsunami's Impact on U.S. Trade and Transportation with Japan
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Preliminary Observations of the Tsunami's Impact on U.S. Trade and Transportation With Japan.
May 17, 2011 March 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 1.5 Percent from March 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.5 percent more workers in March 2011 than they did in March 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the fourth consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year (Table 1). FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
May 12, 2011 February 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from February 2010
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 50.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in February 2011. This is a 2.9 percent increase from February 2010. The February 2011 passenger total was also 0.6 percent above that of two years ago in February 2009 but still remained 12.3 percent below the early recession level of February 2008.
May 11, 2011 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI): Freight Shipments Rose 1.9% in March from February
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry increased 1.9 percent in March from February to reach the highest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The March increase followed a decline in February.
May 11, 2011 Passenger Denied Confirmed Space Reports, 2010 3rd Quarter, 2010 4th Quarter and 2011 1st Quarter
These quarterly reports present various denied boarding and compensation scenarios.
May 10, 2011 No Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours in Four of the Last Six Months
March was the fourth month out of the last six that the nation's airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). A year ago, in March 2010, the carriers reported 25 tarmac delays longer than three hours. Carriers also reported a decrease in the rate of canceled flights in March compared to a year earlier.
May 6, 2011 2010 Border Crossing/Entry Data
The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.2 million in 2010, 9.4 percent more than in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.
May 4, 2011 4th-Quarter 2010 Domestic Air Fares Rose 5.2% from 4th Quarter 2009
Average domestic air fares rose to $337 in the fourth quarter of 2010, up 5.2 percent from the average fare of $320 in the fourth quarter of 2009 (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Newark-Liberty, NJ, had the highest average fare, $461, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $156.
May 3, 2011 February 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.8 Percent from February 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 11.8 percent higher in February 2011 than in February 2010, reaching $66.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
April 27, 2011 February 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 1.0 Percent from February 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.0 percent more workers in February 2011 than they did in February 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the third consecutive increase 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.
April 25, 2011 Key Transportation Indicators - April 2011
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.
April 25, 2011 National Transportation Statistics 2011 - First Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
April 15, 2011 Bureau of Transportation Statistics: Transportation Data for a Nation on the Move
Join BTS on April 25, 2011 from 3:00-4:00PM Eastern time for a one hour webinar discussing data products and services available from BTS!
April 14, 2011 January 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 2.2 Percent from January 2010
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported that U.S. airlines carried 53.7 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in January 2011. This is a 2.2 percent increase from January 2010. The January 2011 passenger total was 3.7 percent above that of two years ago in January 2009 but still remained 6.9 percent below the early recession level of 57.7 million in January 2008.
April 13, 2011 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI): Freight Shipments Fell 1.5% in February from January
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry declined 1.5 percent in February from January, falling after two consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.
April 5, 2011 No Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours in February
The nation's largest airlines reported no flights in February with tarmac delays of more than three hours, down from 60 flights in February 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 29, 2011 January 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 19.5 Percent from January 2010
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 2011 than in January 2010, reaching $67.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 22, 2011 2010 Traffic Data for U.S Airlines and Foreign Airlines U.S. Flights: Total Passengers Up from 2009, Still Below 2008
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported that 786.7 million scheduled passengers traveled on U.S. airlines and on foreign airlines serving the United States in 2010. This is a 2.1 percent increase from 2009. The 2010 passenger total still remained 3.2 percent below the level of 812.3 million in 2008.
March 18, 2011 2007 Commodity Flow Survey - Metropolitan Areas
These tables allow a user to view metropolitan area data on an individualized basis.
March 18, 2011 Accounting and Report Directive, Number 300 - Foreign Air Carrier's Reporting U.S. to U.S. T-100 On-Flight Market Data
This directive from the Office of Airline Information presents clarification on the reporting instructions for foreign air carriers that have services between two U.S. points.
March 16, 2011 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose from 2009, Remains Lower than 2008
Surface transportation trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased by 24.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, reaching $791 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 24.3 percent increase in trade was the largest year-to-year increase for the years covered by these data. NAFTA went into effect in 1994.
March 15, 2011 January 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 0.4 Percent from January 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.4 percent more workers in January 2011 than they did in January 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the second consecutive increase 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.
March 10, 2011 December 2010 Airline System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from December 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 58.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in December 2010. This is a 2.9 percent increase from December 2009 (Table 1). The December 2010 passenger total was 2.1 percent above that of two years ago in December 2008 but still remained 3.6 percent below the pre-recession level of 60.8 million in December 2007.
March 9, 2011 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.9% in January from December
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.9 percent in January from a revised December level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 7, 2011 Long Tarmac Delays in January Down from Last Year
The nation's largest airlines reported only one flight in January with a tarmac delay of more than three hours, down from 20 flights in January 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 1, 2011 December 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 0.2 Percent from December 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 13.8 percent higher in December 2010 than in December 2009, reaching $66.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 25, 2011 Key Transportation Indicators - February 2011
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, 2011 Accounting and Reporting Directive, Number 302 - Policy and Procedures for Late Filing of Aviation Reports
This directive from the Office of Airline Information presents a renewed effort to improve the timely and accurate reporting of aviation data.
February 22, 2011 Accounting and Reporting Directive, Number 301 - E-Filing of ICAO Reports
This directive from the Office of Airline Information presents the new requirements for the electronic submissions of U.S. air carrier financial and statistical data.
February 18, 2011 December 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 0.2 Percent from December 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.2 percent more workers in December 2010 than they did in December 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Prior to November, during which no change in employment was reported, there were 28 consecutive months of decreases 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.
February 18, 2011 Hazardous Materials Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released Hazardous Materials Highlights – 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS), a summary of the movement of 2.2 billion tons of hazardous materials on the nation's transportation network in 2007.
February 16, 2011 Rural Access to Intercity Transportation Has Declined
As many as 3.5 million rural residents lost access to scheduled intercity transportation between 2005 and 2010, dropping the percent of rural residents with access to intercity air, bus, ferry, or rail transportation to 89 percent, according to a new report from the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Five years ago, BTS calculated that 93 percent of rural residents had access to intercity transportation.
February 15, 2011 Pocket Guide to Transportation 2011: Online Version
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2011 – a 50-page quick reference guide to informative transportation data.
February 11, 2011 November 2010 Airline System Traffic Up 6.1 Percent from November 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 58.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in November 2010. The 6.1 percent increase from November 2009 is the largest year-to-year rise since August 2007. The November 2010 passenger total was also 7.4 percent above that of two years ago in November 2008 but still remained 6.1 percent below the pre-recession level of November 2007.
February 10, 2011 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in 2010
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in 2010 compared to the previous year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
February 9, 2011 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.5% in December from November
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.5 percent in December from its November level, rising after one monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 2, 2011 3rd-Quarter 2010 Domestic Air Fares Rose 10.7% from 3rd Quarter 2009; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Newark, Lowest Fare in Atlantic City
Average domestic air fares rose to $340 in the third quarter of 2010, up 10.7 percent from the average fare of $307 in the third quarter of 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Newark-Liberty, NJ, had the highest average fare, $469, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $153.
February 1, 2011 November 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Virtually Unchanged from November 2009
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed virtually the same number of workers in November 2010 as they did in November 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Prior to November, there were 28 consecutive months of cuts 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.
February 1, 2011 November 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 15.5 Percent from November 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 15.5 percent higher in November 2010 than in November 2009, reaching $68.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 31, 2011 Trucks Carry the Most Freight in Almost All States
Trucking is the predominant mode used by businesses to ship freight in almost all states, according to State Summaries: 2007 Commodity Flow Survey from the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
January 28, 2011 America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad, an overview of the movement of maritime freight handled by the nation's container ports in 2009 through mid-2010.
January 21, 2011 America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad
This report provides an overview of the movement of maritime freight handled by the Nation's container ports in 2009 through mid-2010, based on the most current available data through that time period. It summarizes trends in maritime freight movement since 1995, especially during the last 5 years. It also covers the impact of the recent U.S. and global economic downturn on container traffic; trends in container throughput; concentration of containerized cargo at the top U.S. ports; regional shifts in cargo handled, vessel calls, and port capacity; the rankings of U.S. ports among the world's top ports; and the number of maritime container entries into the United States relative to truck and rail containers. The report also includes spotlight summaries of landside access to container ports and maritime security initiatives.
January 21, 2011 Reports on Ferry Operators, Intermodal Connections
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued two new special reports.
January 21, 2011 National Transportation Statistics 2010 - Fourth Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
January 21, 2011 2007 Commodity Flow Survey: State Summaries
The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) is conducted as part of the Census Bureau's Economic Census, occurring every 5 years. It is the primary source of national and State-level data on domestic freight shipments in the United States. The survey sampled approximately 100,000 business establishments quarterly in 2007. The CFS measures domestic freight flows from establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, and selected retail industries, as well as shipments from auxiliary establishments.
January 14, 2011 Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting, February 24, 2011
The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011, 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 Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) on the quality, reliability, consistency, objectivity, and relevance of transportation statistics and analyses collected, supported, or disseminated by the Bureau and the Department.
January 13, 2011 October 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 5.6 Percent from October 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 62.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in October 2010. This is a 5.6 percent increase from October 2009. The October 2010 passenger total was also 4.0 percent above that of two years ago in October 2008 but still remained 3.3 percent below the pre-recession level of October 2007.
January 12, 2011 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.3% in November from October
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.3 percent in November from its October level, declining after two monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 11, 2011 No Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours for the Second Month in a Row
November was the second month in a row that the nation's largest airlines reported no flights with tarmac delays of more than three hours, while the carriers reported only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights during the month, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This past October and November were the only months with 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.
January 11, 2011 BTS Special Report—Highlights of the 2008 National Census of Ferry Operators
In 2007, 190 ferry operators across the Nation provided service to an estimated 106 million passengers through nearly 500 terminals in 37 States and 3 U.S. Territories, using a fleet of almost 700 active vessels with capacity to carry as many as 6,000 passengers at a time, or as few as 2. Service was provided on nearly 350 different route segments, covering 7,877 route miles.
January 11, 2011 BTS Special Report—Making Connections: Intermodal Links Available at 70 Percent of all Stations Served by Commuter Rail, 2010
Intermodal connections with other scheduled public transportation modes are available at 70 percent of all stations served by commuter rail trains. Commuter rail passengers are able to connect to other transportation modes at 812 of the 1,160 stations served by commuter trains that operate over the tracks of the national rail network. The percentage of commuter rail stations with intermodal connectivity exceeds that of the other modes (airline, intercity rail, and ferries) included thus far in the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database (IPCD).
January 5, 2011 October 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 14.9 Percent from October 2009
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.9 percent higher in October 2010 than in October 2009, reaching $70.6 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 October 2010 remained 2.9 percent below the October 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase.