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2005 What's New

2005 What's New

December 30, 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Reached a Monthly Record High in October 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.5 percent higher in October 2005 than in October 2004, reaching $64 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
December 20, 2005 October 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.5 Percent from October 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 442,016 workers in October 2005, 5.5 percent fewer than in October 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 19, 2005 Third Quarter 2005 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines and Low-Cost Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network Carriers Report Smaller Loss
The seven largest regional airlines and the seven largest low-cost carriers each reported a domestic operating profit margin ? an industry measure of profitability ? while the network carriers reported a smaller loss during the third quarter of 2005 than a year earlier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
December 15, 2005 September 2005 Airline Traffic Data: Nine-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.3 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.3 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.2 percent more domestic flights during the first nine months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
December 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in September from August
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in September to 111.6 (2000=100) from the August level of 111.5, turning up after a one-month decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 1, 2005 Airline On-Time Performance in October Shows Improvement Over Last Year
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in October 2005 compared to the same month last year, although the carriers had a lower percentage of on-time flights than in September, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 29, 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.4 Percent from September 2004 to Record High in September 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 11.4 percent in September 2005 from September 2004 to a total of $61.2 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 28, 2005 John F. Kennedy International Airport Was Top International Freight Gateway by Value in 2004, According to Bureau of Transportation Statistics
John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York was the top international freight gateway by value in 2004, displacing the Port of Los Angeles, which was the top gateway in 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
November 15, 2005 September 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.5 Percent from September 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 436,350 workers in September 2005, 5.5 percent fewer than in September 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 10, 2005 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems; San Francisco, CA.
November 10, 2005 August 2005 Airline Traffic: Eight-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.2 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.2 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.6 percent more domestic flights during the first eight months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
November 7, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.1 Percent in August from July
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.1 percent in August to 111.5 (2000=100) from the July level of 111.6, the second consecutive monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 3, 2005 Nation's Airlines Improve On-Time Performance in September
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in September compared to August, although the carriers had a lower percentage of on-time flights than in September 2004, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 27, 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.3 Percent from August 2004 to Record High in August 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 12.3 percent in August 2005 from August 2004 to a total of $60.2 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 26, 2005 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Up 1.8 Percent in Second-Quarter of 2005 from Second Quarter of 2004; Top Increase in San Jose, CA, Top Decrease in Cincinnati
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose 1.8 percent in the second quarter of 2005 from the same period in 2004, marking the highest fare index of any April-to-June period since pre-Sept. 11, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 25, 2005 U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico in 2004 Topped Pre-9/11 Levels, According to an Updated Three-Country Database
The amount of goods transported across U.S. borders in trade with Canada and Mexico set a new record in 2004, exceeding a previous high set in 2000, the last full year before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) on the North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) online database.
October 18, 2005 August Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.4 Percent from August 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 446,051 workers in August 2005, 5.4 percent fewer than in August 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 17, 2005 BTS Directs Three New Airlines to File Monthly Flight Delay Reports in 2006
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has directed Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Mesa Airlines to report flight delay numbers in 2006 because the airlines' revenue has exceeded the required threshold for the monthly reports. BTS also removed St. Louis Lambert and Portland, OR International from the list of airports for which airlines are required to report flight delays.
October 14, 2005 July 2005 Airline Traffic: Seven-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.6 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew 2.0 percent more domestic flights during the first seven months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
October 11, 2005 July Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.3 Percent from July 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 3.3 percent in July 2005 from July 2004 to a total of $49.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.3 Percent in July from June
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.3 percent in July to 111.6 (2000=100) from the June level of 112.0, the second consecutive monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 6, 2006 Remarks
Ashok Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; dedication of the New Headquarters for Northwestern University’s Infrastructure Technology Institute (Videoconference)
October 3, 2005 August's Airline On-Time Performance Improves from July, But Down From Last Year
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines showed improvement in August compared to the previous month although they had a lower percentage of on-time flights than a year ago, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 30, 2005 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; California Fuel Cell Partnership Road Rally Reception; San Jose, CA
September 30, 2005 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; California Fuel Cell Partnership Road Rally SJSU Event; San Jose, CA
September 22, 2005 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; 12th Annual Manufacturing in Mexico and on the US Border; Laredo, TX
September 20, 2005 July Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.9 Percent from July 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 458,228 workers in July 2005, 2.9 percent fewer than in July 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 19, 2005 Second Quarter 2005 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines and Low-Cost Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network Carriers Report Loss
The seven largest regional airlines and the seven largest low-cost carriers each reported a domestic operating profit margin ― an industry measure of profitability ― while the network carriers reported another loss during the second quarter of 2005, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
September 15, 2005 June 2005 Airline Traffic: Six-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.4 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.4 percent more domestic passengers and flew 0.8 percent more domestic flights during the first six months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
September 14, 2005 Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption - July 2005
Domestic, international and system fuel cost and consumption data for scheduled and non-scheduled flights are available.
September 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.6 Percent in June from May
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in June to 112.0 (2000=100) from the May level of 112.6, the first monthly decline following three consecutive increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 1, 2005 Airline On-Time Performance Falls, Mishandled Bags and Complaints Rise in July
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines declined in July while consumer complaints about airline service and reports of mishandled baggage increased, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 29, 2005 June Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 7.2 Percent from June 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 7.2 percent in June 2005 compared to June 2004 to a total of $59.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 19, 2005 University of Alabama Receives RITA Grant for Education and Research at University Transportation Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $665,000 federal grant has been awarded to the University Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA) to apply research and the latest technologies to improve the management and safety of transportation systems.
August 19, 2005 Iowa State University Receives RITA Grant for Education and Research at Midwest Transportation Consortium
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $665,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Midwest Transportation Consortium (MTC), based at Iowa State University, to apply research and the latest technologies to improve transportation system management and operations.
August 19, 2005 Texas A&M Receives RITA Grant for Education and Research at Southwest Region University Transportation Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $665,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC), based at Texas A&M University, to find transportation solutions that will improve the quality of life for local communities.
August 19, 2005 University of Wisconsin Receives RITA Grant for Transportation Education and Research at 8-University Consortium
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $665,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Midwest Regional University Transportation Center (MRUTC), based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to apply research and technology to improve transportation systems.
August 19, 2005 City College of New York Receives RITA Grant for Transportation Education and Research at 12-University Consortium
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $665,000 federal grant has been awarded to the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), based at the City College of New York, to improve the planning and management of regional transportation systems.
August 19, 2005 University of Washington Receives RITA Grant for Transportation Education and Research in Pacific Northwest
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $665,000 federal grant has been awarded to the University of Washington's Transportation Northwest to apply research and the latest technologies to improve transportation operations and planning.
August 19, 2005 MIT-Based New England University Transportation Center Receives RITA Grant for Transportation Education and Research
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $665,000 federal grant has been awarded to the New England University Transportation Center (UTC), based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to apply research and the latest technologies to improve the management of transportation systems.
August 19, 2005 Montana State University Receives RITA Grant for Education and Research at Western Transportation Institute
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $1.3 million federal grant has been awarded to Montana State University's Western Transportation Institute to apply research and the latest technologies to improve transportation safety and mobility in rural areas.
August 19, 2005 University of Rhode Island Receives RITA Grant for Education and Research at URI Transportation Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $1.3 million federal grant has been awarded to the University of Rhode Island's (URI) Transportation Center to apply research and the latest technologies to improve America's highways, transit systems and transportation infrastructure.
August 19, 2005 George Mason University Receives RITA Grant for Transportation Education and Research
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that a $1.3 million federal grant has been awarded to the National Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Implementation Research Center at George Mason University to apply research and the latest technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of America's transportation system.
August 16, 2005 June 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.4 Percent from June 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 452,666 workers in June 2005, 3.4 percent fewer than in June 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 11, 2005 May Airline Traffic: Five-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.8 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.8 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.1 percent more domestic flights during the first five months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
August 8, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.8 Percent in May from April
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.8 percent in May to 112.6 (2000=100) from the April level of 111.7, the third consecutive monthly increase, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 4, 2005 June's On-Time Performance Improves Over Previous Year, Slips from May
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in June compared to the same month last year, although they had a lower percentage of on-time flights than in May 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 28, 2005 May Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.9 Percent from May 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 8.9 percent in May 2005 from May 2004 to a total of $57.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 27, 2005 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Down 4.3 Percent in First-Quarter 2005 from First Quarter 2004
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) fell 4.3 percent in the first quarter of 2005 from the same period in 2004, marking the lowest first-quarter fare index of any January-to-March period since 1999, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 20, 2005 DOT to Study Safer Seats, Tables for Commuter Trains
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today launched a new project to make seats and tables on commuter trains safer.
July 19, 2005 May Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.2 Percent from May 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 452,250 workers in May 2005, 3.2 percent fewer than in May 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 14, 2005 April Airline Traffic Data: Four-Month Domestic Traffic Up 5.5 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 5.5 percent more domestic passengers and flew 0.7 percent more domestic flights during the first four months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
July 7, 2005 Airlines On-Time Performance Improves in May 2005
The nation's largest airlines experienced improved on-time performance and canceled fewer flights in May 2005 compared to both the previous month and May of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in April from March
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in April to 111.7 (2000=100) from the March level of 111.6, the fourth increase in the past six months, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 5, 2005 South Carolina State University Receives RITA Grant for Transportation Education and Research
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that just over $1 million in grant money was awarded to South Carolina State University's James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center (UTC) to support the full range of the Center's education and research programs.
July 5, 2005 University of South Florida Receives RITA Grant for Transportation Education and Research
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that just over $1 million in grant money was awarded to the University of South Florida's National Center for Transit Research, a DOT-funded University Transportation Center (UTC), to support the full range of the Center's education and research programs.
July 5, 2005 University of Minnesota Receives RITA Grant for Transportation Education and Research
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced today that $3.1 million in grant money was awarded to the University of Minnesota's Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute, a DOT-funded University Transportation Center (UTC), to support the full range of the Institute's education and research programs.
July 1, 2005 U.S. Senate Confirms Dr. Ashok G. Kaveeshwar as Administrator of DOT's Newly Created Research and Innovative Technology Administration
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously last night to approve Dr. Ashok G. Kaveeshwar as the first administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), a newly created agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Dr. Kaveeshwar was nominated to the position on May 24, 2005 by President George W. Bush.
June 30, 2005 April Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 9.6 Percent from April 2004
The United States traded $58.3 billion in goods using surface transportation in April 2005 with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico. This represents an increase of 9.6 percent from April 2004, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
June 29, 2005 Universities Receive RITA Award Grants For Transportation Education and Research
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today announced over $6.6 million in grants to be awarded to 10 University Transportation Centers (UTC) located throughout the United States for a variety of transportation education and research programs.
June 21, 2005 April Passenger Airline Employment Data: Employment Down 2.8 Percent from April 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 451,915 workers in April 2005, 2.8 percent fewer than in April 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 20, 2005 First Quarter 2005 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network and Low-Cost Carriers Report Losses
The seven largest regional airlines reported a domestic operating profit margin an industry measure of profitability while the network and low-cost carriers reported loss margins during the first quarter of 2005, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
June 16, 2005 March Airline Traffic Data: First Quarter Domestic Traffic Up 6.6 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 6.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.1 percent more domestic flights during the first three months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
June 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.2 Percent in March from February
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2 percent in March to 129.9 (1996=100) from the February level of 128.4, the fourth increase in the past six months, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 2, 2005 Airlines On-Time Performance Improves in April 2005
The nation's largest airlines experienced improved on-time performance in April 2005 compared to both the previous month and April of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 27, 2005 March Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.6 Percent from March 2004
The United States traded $59.4 billion in goods in March 2005 with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico using surface transportation.  This amount was 5.6 percent more than March 2004, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today.
May 18, 2005 March Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.7 Percent from March 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 454,585 workers in March 2005, 1.7 percent fewer than in March 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 17, 2005 Fourth Quarter 2004 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines Only Group to Report Domestic Profit
The seven largest regional airlines were the only one of three selected carrier groups to report a domestic operating profit margin — an industry measure of profitability — during the fourth quarter of 2004, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
May 16, 2005 February Domestic Airline Traffic Up 3.4 Percent From February 2004
U.S. airlines carried 3.4 percent more domestic passengers but flew 0.8 percent fewer domestic flights during February 2005 than they did during February 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today, in a release of preliminary data.
May 16, 2005 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; National Transportation Week; Washington, DC
May 10, 2005 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; 21st Centruy Truck Partnership Event; Washington, DC
May 6 , 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.0 Percent in February from January
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 1.0 percent in February to 128.4 (1996=100) from the January level of 129.7, turning down after the biggest one-month gain since July 1997, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 4, 2005 Airlines On-Time Performance Falls in March 2005
The nation's largest airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays in March 2005 than in either the previous month or in March of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 28, 2005 New U.S. Department of Transportation Aviation Safety Training Venture Will Put New Focus on Safety for Next Generation of Aviation Professionals
Aviation industry professionals will be more focused on safety and better prepared to conduct accident investigations as part of a new partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Safety Institute, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Texas A&M University's Engineering Extension Service announced today.
April 28, 2005 February Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.3 Percent from February 2004
The United States traded $53.6 billion in goods using surface transportation in February 2005 with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico, 11.3 percent more than February 2004, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today.
April 27, 2005 Air Travel Price Index Down 4.1 Percent in Fourth-Quarter 2004 from Fourth Quarter 2003
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) fell 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004 from the same period in 2003, marking the lowest fourth-quarter fares of any October-to-December period since 1999, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 19, 2005 February Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.4 Percent from February 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 455,372 workers in February 2005, 1.4 percent fewer than in February 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 14, 2005 January Domestic Airline Traffic Data Up 7.6 Percent From January 2004
U.S. airlines carried 7.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew 1.1 percent fewer domestic flights during January 2005 than they did during January 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today, in a release of preliminary data.
April 6, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Index Rose 1.9 Percent in January from December
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.9 percent in January to 129.7 (1996=100) from the December level of 127.3, turning upward after a one-month decline in the biggest one-month gain since July 1997, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 5, 2005 Airlines Improve On-Time Performance in February
The nation's largest airlines experienced a lower rate of flight delays in February 2005 than in either the previous month or in February of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 1, 2005 Research Activities of the Department of Transportation: A Report to Congress
This report responds to Section 4(g) of the Act, which requires the RITA Administrator to submit a Report to Congress on DOT's current and projected Research, Development, and Technology priorities.
March 29, 2005 North American Surface Trade Numbers for January; Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 14.6 Percent from January 2004
The United States traded $52.3 billion in goods using surface transportation in January with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico, 14.6 percent more than January 2004, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today.
March 28, 2005 January Passenger Airline Employment Data: Employment Down 0.8 Percent from January 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed a total of 456,841 workers in January 2005, 0.8 percent fewer than in January 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 17, 2005 DOT Seeks Innovative Research Proposals from Small Business
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that it will make available $3.5 million in funding for innovative research that will help to enhance the safety and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system, and asked small businesses to submit their project ideas.
March 10, 2005 2004 Domestic Airline Traffic Data: Domestic Traffic Up 7.2 Percent From 2003
U.S. airlines carried 7.2 percent more domestic passengers and flew 3.3 percent more domestic flights during 2004 than they did during 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today, in a release of preliminary data.
March 9, 2005 December Passenger Airline Employment Data: Employment Up 1.0 Percent from December 2003
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 434,236 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) workers in December 2004, 1.0 percent more than in December 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 7, 2005 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.2 Percent in December from November
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.2 percent in December to 127.3 (1996=100) for the first decline after three consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 2, 2005 Flight Delays, Cancellations Increase in January
The nation's largest airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays and cancellations in January 2005 than in either the previous month or in January of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report, released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 2, 2005 Small Business Innovation Research Program Solicitation
This program encourages small business concerns to engage in research or research and development that has potential for commercialization to meet Federal research or research and development objectives.
March 1, 2005 Remarks
Samuel G. Bonasso, Acting Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; American Society for Engineering Educators Panel; Crystal City, VA.
March 1, 2005 North American Surface Trade Numbers for 2004; Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.6 Percent from 2003
More than $633 billion worth of goods crossed the border by surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in 2004, 12.6 percent more than 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today.
February 18, 2005 Federal Register - Establishment and Delegation of Powers and Duties
Two new administrations, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, are being established within the United States Department of Transportation pursuant to the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement Act. Each new administration is established effective February 20, 2005. Accordingly, by this action, the Secretary delegates to the Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and the Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, functions required for the operation of each new administration.
February 15, 2005 Transportation Secretary Mineta Launches New Research and Innovative Technology and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrations
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced the creation of two new agencies at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) one to focus on innovation and research and the other on pipeline and hazardous materials safety to help the Department more effectively execute its mission of developing and applying innovative technologies to create the transportation system of the 21st century.