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National Transportation Statistics Updated

National Transportation Statistics Updated

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information, such as the table showing that coastwise waterborne freight travels 1,169 miles on average, the longest distance of domestic freight shipped on any mode, slightly more than the 1,157 miles traveled by air freight. NTS consists of more than 260 tables of national data on the transportation system, safety, the economy and energy and the environment, of which 53 were updated today. NTS also includes 11 modal profiles, compilations of all NTS data related to a single mode or subject. The next quarterly update is scheduled for January. NTS can be viewed on the BTS website