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2006 What's New

2006 What's New

December 29, 2006 October Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.5 Percent from October 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 4.5 percent higher in October 2006 than in October 2005, reaching $66.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
December 20, 2006 Transportation Secretary Peters Certifies World's First Hydrogen Powered Santa Sleigh To Fly Through U.S. Airspace This Holiday Season
Saying that Santa is going green, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters today certified the first-ever hydrogen powered sleigh as safe to operate in U.S. airspace this holiday season.
December 19, 2006 October 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.2 Percent from October 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.2 percent fewer workers in October 2006 than in October 2005, the smallest drop since March 2005 in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
December 18, 2006 Third-Quarter 2006 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Largest Third-Quarter Profit Margin Since 2000
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 5.4 percent in the third quarter, down from the second quarter but the largest third-quarter profit margin for this group since 2000, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 21-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
December 14, 2006 September 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Nine-Month System Traffic Up 0.3 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 561.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first nine months of 2006, 0.3 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
December 7, 2006 John F. Kennedy International Airport Was Top International Freight Gateway by Value in 2005
John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York maintained the position of top U.S. international freight gateway by value of shipments in 2005, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
December 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) was Unchanged in October from September
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) for October was unchanged from its September level, following a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 6, 2006 Airline On-Time Performance Declines in October
In October, the nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights than in either the previous month or October of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 30, 2006 September Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.5 Percent from September 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.5 percent higher in September 2006 than in September 2005, reaching $63.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 21, 2006 September 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.6 Percent from September 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent fewer workers in September 2006 than in September 2005, the smallest drop since March 2005 in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 16, 2006 August 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Southwest Tops System Carrier List for First Time
Southwest Airlines carried 8.7 million total system passengers in August, more than any other U.S. carrier and the first time that Southwest has topped the list for combined domestic and international passengers, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data. Southwest has been the number one domestic passenger carrier since May 2003.
November 15, 2006 U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico Reached a Record High in 2005, According to Three-Country Database
Goods valued at more than $790 billion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico in 2005, reaching a new high, 11 percent higher than the previous record set in 2004, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
November 7, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.5 Percent in September from August
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.5 percent in September from its August level, rising one month after the largest monthly decline in five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 2, 2006 September's Airline On-Time Performance Better Than in August But Declines from Last Year
In September, the nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights better than August's performance but below the on-time rate posted the previous September, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 30, 2006 August 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 10.2 Percent from August 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 10.2 percent higher in August 2006 than in August 2005, reaching $66.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 25, 2006 Second-Quarter 2006 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI); Air Fare Index Reaches Highest Level in 11-Year Measurement; Top Increase in Cincinnati, Top Decrease in Kahului (Maui)
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose in the second quarter of 2006 to the highest level recorded in the 11-year period measured by the index (Table 2), the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The second quarter level of 120.6 was 3.1 percent higher than the previous high of 116.9 in the first quarter of 2001.
October 17, 2006 August 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.1 Percent from August 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.1 percent fewer workers in August 2006 than in August 2005, the smallest drop since April 2005 in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers fromthesame month of theprevious year, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 13, 2006 July 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Seven-Month System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 439 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first seven months of 2006, 0.5 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
October 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 2.5 Percent in August from July
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 2.5 percent in August from its July level, the largest monthly decline in five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 4, 2006 Airlines Post Higher Rate of On-Time Flights, Lower Rate of Cancellations in August
The nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights this past July than in either the previous month or July of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 3, 2006 BTS Directs Pinnacle to File Monthly Flight Delay Reports in 2007
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has directed Pinnacle Airlines, which operates as Northwest Airlink, to report on-time performance information in 2007 because the airlines' revenue has exceeded the required threshold for the monthly reports.  BTS also removed ATA Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines from the list of airlines required to report.
September 29, 2006 July Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.6 Percent from July 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.6 percent higher in July 2006 than in July 2005, reaching $55.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
September 19, 2006 July 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.9 Percent from July 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.9 percent fewer workers in July 2006 than in July 2005, the 19 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 18, 2006 Second Quarter 2006 Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Largest Domestic Profit Margin Since 2000
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a domestic operating profit margin of 7.9 percent in the second quarter, the largest profit margin for this group since the second quarter of 2000, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 21-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
September 14, 2006 June 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Six-Month System Traffic Up 0.9 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 369.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first six months of 2006, 0.9 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
September 7, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance Improves in July
The nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights this past July than in either the previous month or July of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4 Percent in July from June
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in July from its June level, dropping for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 29, 2006 June Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.6 Percent from June 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.6 percent higher in June 2006 than in June 2005, reaching $66.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 15, 2006 June 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5 Percent from June 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5 percent fewer workers in June 2006 than in June 2005, the 18 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 10, 2006 May 2006 Airline Traffic: Five-Month System Traffic Up 0.9 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 301.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first five months of 2006, 0.9 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
August 8, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4 Percent in June from May
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in June from its May level, dropping after three consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 3, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance Slips in June
The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights and a higher rate of cancellations this past June than in both the previous month and June of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 31, 2006 May Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 14.0 Percent from May 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.0 percent higher in May 2006 than in May 2005, reaching $66.0 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 26, 2006 First-Quarter 2006 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Up 10.3 Percent from First Quarter 2005; Top Increase in Cincinnati, Top Decrease in Honolulu
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose 10.3 percent in the first quarter of 2006 from the first quarter of 2005, the biggest year-to-year rise since the start of the index numbers in 1995, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 18, 2006 May 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.0 Percent from May 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.0 percent fewer workers in May 2006 than in May 2005, the 17 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 13, 2006 April 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Four-Month System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 0.5 percent more domestic and international passengers and flew 4.8 percent fewer flights on their systems during the first four months of 2006 than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
July 7, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.1 Percent in May from April
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.1 percent in May from its April level, rising for the third consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 6, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance Drops in May
The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights this past May than in either May 2005 or April 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
June 29, 2006 April Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.9 Percent from April 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 5.9 percent higher in April 2006 than in April 2005, reaching $61.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
June 20, 2006 April 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 4.8 Percent from April 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.8 percent fewer workers in April 2006 than in April 2005, the 16th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 19, 2006 First Quarter 2006 Airline Financial Data: Regional and Low-Cost Passenger Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network Carriers Report Smaller Loss
The seven largest regional and the low-cost airline group reported domestic operating profit margins — an industry measure of profitability — while the seven network carriers reported a smaller loss during the first quarter of 2006 compared to the same period a year earlier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
June 15, 2006 March 2006 Airline Traffic Data: First Quarter System Traffic Up 0.3 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 0.3 percent more domestic and international passengers and flew 4.1 percent fewer flights on their systems during the first three months of 2006 than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
June 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in April from March
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in April from its March level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 1, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance in April Better Than March But Slips From Previous Year
The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past April that was higher than March's rate but down slightly from April 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 31, 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Reached a Monthly Record High in March 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.8 percent higher in March 2006 than in March 2005, reaching $68.2 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
May 17, 2006 Hydrogen Infrastructure Safety Technical Assessment and Research Results Gap Analysis
This report identifies gaps in the current hydrogen technology base, and recommends solutions to U.S. DOT for closing these gaps.
May 16, 2006 March 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.4 Percent from March 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.4 percent fewer workers in March 2006 than in March 2005, the 15th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 15, 2006 Fourth Quarter 2005 Airline Financial Data: Regional Passenger Airlines and Low-Cost Airlines Report Domestic Profit; Network Carriers Report Smaller Loss
The seven largest regional airlines and the seven largest low-cost carriers, as a group, reported domestic operating profit margins ? an industry measure of profitability ? while the seven network carriers reported a smaller loss during the fourth quarter of 2005 than a year earlier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
May 11, 2006 February Airline Traffic: Two-Month Domestic Traffic Up 0.6 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 0.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew fewer domestic flights during the first two months of 2006 than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
May 9, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.8 Percent in March from February
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.8 percent in March from its February level, rising after three consecutive months of decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 4, 2006 Airlines On-Time Performance in March Better Than February But Slips From Previous Year
The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past March that was higher than February's rate but down slightly from March 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 28, 2006 February Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.6 Percent from February 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 11.6 percent higher in February 2006 than in February 2005, reaching $59.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
April 27, 2006 2005 Total Airline System Passenger Traffic Up 4.6 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 4.6 percent more passengers and flew more flights during 2005 than they did during 2004 on both domestic and international flights from the United States, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
April 26, 2006 Fourth-Quarter 2005 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Up 9.1 Percent from Fourth Quarter 2004; Top Increase in Cincinnati, OH, Top Decrease in Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose 9.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005 from a five-year low set in the fourth quarter of 2004 to reach the highest index level since just before Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 18, 2006 February 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.8 Percent from February 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.8 percent fewer workers in February 2006 than in February 2005, the 14th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 13, 2006 January 2006 Domestic Airline Traffic Up 0.7 Percent From January 2005
U.S. airlines carried 0.7 percent more domestic passengers and flew 4.5 percent fewer domestic flights during January 2006 than they did during January 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today, in a release of preliminary data.
April 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.9 Percent in February from January
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.9 percent in February from its January level, falling for the third consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 4, 2006 DOT Looking for Partner Universities to Tackle Nation’s Transportation Challenges Through Research and Technology
The U.S. Department of Transportation is inviting colleges and universities across the country to compete over the next two months to receive approximately $6 million in federal transportation research funds.The ten winning schools will be designated as Regional University Transportation Centers (UTC) for a three-year period.
April 3, 2006 Airlines Post Fewer On-Time Flights in February
The nations largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights this past February than in either January 2006 or February 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 30, 2006 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; Hydrogen Executive Leadership Panel (HELP) Spring 2006 Meeting; Santa Fe, NM
March 30, 2006 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; Transportation and Economic Development (TED) 2006 Meeting; Little Rock, AK
March 28, 2006 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; The Maryland Space Business Roundtable; Greenbelt, MD
March 28, 2006 January Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 16.9 Percent from January 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 16.9 percent higher in January 2006 than in January 2005, reaching $61.2 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 22, 2006 DOT Seeks Innovative Research Proposals from America's Small Businesses
Companies are now able to compete for close to $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for development of research and technology solutions to transportation challenges facing the nation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced today.
March 21, 2006 January 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6 Percent from January 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6 percent fewer workers in January 2006 than in January 2005, the 13 th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 16, 2006 2005 Domestic Airline Passenger Traffic Up 4.1 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 4.1 percent more domestic passengers in 2005 on almost the same number of domestic flights as they operated in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
March 14, 2006 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Grew 10 Percent from 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 10 percent higher in 2005 than in 2004, the second consecutive year of growth of at least 10 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 7, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.1 Percent in January from December
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.1 percent in January from its December level, falling for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in the first release of the index on an accelerated schedule.
March 1, 2006 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in January
The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in January, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
February 21, 2006 December 2005 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Grew 13.5 Percent from December 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 13.5 percent higher in December 2005 than in December 2004, reaching $59.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 21, 2006 December 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.3 Percent from December 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.3 percent fewer workers in December 2005 than in December 2004, the 12th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers declined compared to the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 16, 2006 November 2005 Airline Traffic Data: 11-Month Domestic Traffic Up 4.3 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 4.3 percent more domestic passengers and flew slightly fewer domestic flights during the first 11 months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
February 6, 2006 Transportation Services (TSI) Index Rose 1.2 Percent to Record High in November from October
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2 percent in November to 112.2 (2000=100) from the October level of 110.9, turning up after a one-month decrease to reach a record high, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 2, 2006 Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags, Consumer Complaints Up in 2005 Over Previous Year
U.S. airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays, more reports of mishandled baggage and a higher number of complaints about airline service in 2005 than in 2004, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.
January 31, 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.0 Percent in November 2005 from November 2004
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 12.0 percent higher in November 2005 than in November 2004, reaching $62.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 26, 2006 Remarks
Eric C. Peterson, Deputy Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration;Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting; Research Collaboration: How Can We Improve Our Partnerships? A Workshop; Washington, DC
January 25, 2006 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) Up 6.4 Percent in Third-Quarter 2005 from Third Quarter 2004; Top Increase in Orange County, CA, Top Decrease in Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) rose 6.4 percent in the third quarter of 2005 from the same period in 2004, the biggest one-year increase in four years, to reach the highest index level since the second quarter of 2001, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 23, 2006 More Freight Moves on U.S. Transportation System than Previously Reported, DOT Estimates
Much more freight moves on the nation's transportation system than previously reported and almost one out of 10 tons of freight shipments is related to international trade, according to Freight in America, a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
January 21, 2006 Remarks
Ashok G. Kaveeshwar, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration; 2006 Council of University Transportation Centers Annual Reception and Banquet; 15th Annual Outstanding Student of the Year Awards Ceremony; Washington, DC
January 17, 2006 November 2005 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.4 Percent from November 2004
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 437,014 workers in November 2005, 6.4 percent fewer than in November 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 12, 2006 October 2005 Airline Traffic Data: 10-Month Domestic Traffic Up 4.6 Percent From 2004
U.S. airlines carried 4.6 percent more domestic passengers and flew 0.5 percent more domestic flights during the first 10 months of 2005 than they did during the same period in 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported, in a release of preliminary data.
January 6, 2006 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.6 Percent in October from September
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in October to 110.9 (2000=100) from the September level of 111.6, turning down to its lowest level since February after two months of increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 4, 2006 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.