Public expenditures on transportation construction is a measurement of growth of system capacity. Construction includes new buildings, infrastructure, renovations, site preparation, and other materials and structures involved in construction. Maintenance of existing facilities and structures is not included.
Construction expenditures on completely new routes and terminals are direct additions to system capacity. Construction expenditures (like renovations, expansions, conversions, etc.) on existing transportation infrastructure may result in improved maintenance and management capabilities, improved safety, and other attributes that increase capacity.
|Public Expenditures on Nonroadway Transportation Construction||Sep-02||Oct-02|
|State and local transportation (millions)||15,343||14,993|
|State and local transportation percent change from previous month||-2.11||-2.28|
|Air transportation (state and local, millions)||6,958||7,052|
|Air transportation percent change from previous month||5.19||1.35|
|Land transportation (state and local, millions)||6,841||6,746|
|Land transportation percent change from previous month||-5.68||-1.39|
|Water transportation (state and local, millions)||1,544||1,195|
|Water transportation percent change from previous month||-14.51||-22.60|
|Federal transportation (millions)||1,728||1,796|
|Federal transportation percent change from previous month||-4.05||3.94|
NOTES: Federal data is not disaggregated at the monthly level, and no yearly data exists yet because data publication started in 2002. Federal transportation includes combined data for air, land, and water categories; however, the specific modal spending categories listed in the table are for state and local only.
Air transportation includes passenger terminals, runways, air traffic control towers, hangars, and other related facilities and structures. Land transportation includes passenger terminals, mass transit, railroads, and other related facilities and structures. Water transportation includes wharves, dry docks, marine terminals, and other related facilities and structures.
There are additional modal components that are published on the following page.
Information on the reliability of estimates is available at: http://www.census.gov/pub/const/AppendixC.pdf.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Dec. 2, 2002; available at: http://www.census.gov/pub/const/C30/newtc.html.