Chapter 5 - State of Transportation Statistics

Chapter 5 - State of Transportation Statistics

The legislative mandate for the Bureau of Transportation (BTS), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, requires annual submission of the Transportation Statistics Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report must include data and information on the 13 topics presented in the summary, document the methods utilized to obtain the report's statistical information as well as ensure its quality, and make recommendations for improving transportation statistical information. The latter two items are the subject of this chapter.