Table 13
Significant Changes in the Industrial Classification System Affecting the Comparison of the 1992 and 1997 TSAs at the Sector Level Based on the 1997 TSA Procedure

Table 13
Significant Changes in the Industrial Classification System Affecting the Comparison of the 1992 and 1997 TSAs at the Sector Level Based on the 1997 TSA Procedure

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Industry Sector(s) in 1992 TSA affected Sector(s) in 1997 TSA affected Description Adjustment performed
Scenic and sightseeing transportation Air; rail; water; pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services Pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services Scenic and sightseeing transportation industry classified as a separate transportation industry in 1997 and included in the pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services sector. In 1992, services in the scenic and sightseeing transportation industry are distributed across several industries, including air, rail, water, transportation services, and amusement and recreation services. None
Couriers and messengers For-hire truck transportation Pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services In 1997, couriers and messengers (except by air) identified as a separate industry and included in the pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services sector. In 1992, couriers and messengers (except by air) included as part of the truck transportation industry/sector in 1992. None
Natural gas transportation Utilities and communications Pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services Natural gas transmission and distribution was included in the pipeline industry and in the pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services sector in 1997. In 1992, only part of this industry was included in the pipeline industry and in the pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services sector. The remainder was included in the utilities and communications sector in 1992. The natural gas transportation industry was moved from the utilities and communications sector to pipeline, freight forwarders, and other transportation services in the 1992 TSAs.
Telephone and telegraph; cable and other pay television; radio and television broadcasting Utilities and communications Service Broadcasting and telecommunications industries were included in the information industry (except for the few included in the administration and support service industry and the other service industry) and as part of the service sector in 1997. In 1992, these industries were included in the utilities and communications sector. Telephone and telegraph; cable and other pay television; radio and television broadcasting in 1992 TSAs moved from the utilities and communications sector to the services sector.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.