BOX 3-B - Intermodal Transportation Data Base

BOX 3-B - Intermodal Transportation Data Base

RITA/BTS's authorizing legislation calls on the BTS Director, in consultation with the Under Secretary for Policy, the Assistant Secretaries, and the heads of the operating administrations of the Department of Transportation, to establish and maintain a transportation database for all modes of transportation.

The database is to be suitable for analyses carried out by the federal government, the states, and metropolitan planning organizations. The content is to include:

  • information on the volumes and patterns of movement of goods, including local, interregional, and international movement, by all modes of transportation and intermodal combinations, and by relevant classification;
  • information on the volumes and patterns of movement of people, including local, interregional, and international movements, by all modes of transportation (including bicycle and pedestrian modes) and intermodal combinations, and by relevant classification;
  • information on the location and connectivity of transportation facilities and services; and
  • a national accounting of expenditures and capital stocks on each mode of transportation and intermodal combination.

1 49 U.S. Code 111(e)