Preface

Preface

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) presents State Transportation Statistics 2004, a statistical profile of transportation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This document is a successor to the BTS State Transportation Profile: Summary 2003 and this year becomes a companion document to BTSs National Transportation Statistics (NTS), which is updated quarterly on the BTS website and issued as a print publication every other year.

Like the previous edition, this document presents transportation information from BTS, other federal government agencies, and other national sources. A picture of the states infrastructure, freight movement and passenger travel, safety, vehicles, economy and finance, and energy and the environment is presented in tables covering the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Tables have been updated with the most recently available data.

Included in this State Transportation Statistics 2004 report is a description of the data sources used; information on data formats; federal, state, and national data sources; and a glossary of terms. Also contained in this publication is a summary table that displays the approximate timing of future data releases and contact information for each states Department of Transportation.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
December 2004