Appendix E: Legislative Mandate

Appendix E: Legislative Mandate

Topics Specified in the SAFETEA-LU Legislation (49 U.S.C. 111 (c) (5))

The Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) presents data and information provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a component of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT's) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), to fulfill its legislative mandate-the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: a Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), 49 U.S.C. 111. This appendix cross-references the topics specified in the mandate (stated below) with the figures and tables provided in TSAR.

For your convenience, Appendix E provides a cross-reference between the tables in this year's Transportation Statistics Annual Report and the topics listed in the data reporting requirements found at 49 U.S.C. 111 (c)(5). BTS is trusted with collecting, compiling, analyzing, and publishing a comprehensive set of transportation statistics on the performance and impacts of the national transportation system, including statistics on the following topics.

Legislative Responsibilities

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A productivity in various parts of the transportation sector;
B traffic flows for all modes of transportation;
C other elements of the intermodal transportation database established under subsection (e);
D travel times and measures of congestion;
E vehicle weights and other vehicle characteristics;
F demographic, economic, and other variables influencing traveling behavior, including choice of transportation mode and goods movement;
G transportation costs for passenger travel and goods movement;
H availability and use of mass transit including the number of passengers served by each mass transit authority and other forms of for-hire passenger travel;
I frequency of vehicle and transportation facility repairs and other interruptions of transportation service;
J safety and security for travelers, vehicles, and transportation systems;
K consequences of transportation for the human and natural environment;
L the extent, connectivity, and condition of the transportation system, building on the national transportation atlas database developed under subsection (g); and
M transportation-related variables that influence the domestic economy and global competitiveness.

Legislative Responsibilities

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Heading/Title Table Legislative Responsibilities
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
Safety                            
Transportation Fatalities by Mode 1-1-1                   X      
Distribution of Transportation Fatalities 1-1-2                   X      
Transportation-Related Occupational Fatalities 1-1-3                   X      
Injured Persons by Transportation Mode 1-1-4                   X      
Transportation Accidents by Mode 1-1-5                   X      
Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents 1-1-6                   X X    
Top Hazardous Material Incidents by Material 1-1-7                   X X    
Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints 1-1-8                   X      
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program 1-1-9                   X      
International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea 1-1-10                   X      
Vessel Detentions 1-1-11                   X      
Livable Communities                            
Public Transit Ridership 1-2-1   X           X          
Airport, Ferry, and Rail Facility Intermodal Connectivity 1-2-2     X         X       X  
Number of U.S. Airports 1-2-3                       X  
Number of Stations Served by Amtrak and Rail Transit 1-2-4                       X  
U.S. Waterway Facilities 1-2-5                       X  
Transit Rail Stations That are ADA-Compliant by Service Type 1-2-6         X     X          
Buses That are ADA-Compliant 1-2-7         X     X          
How People Get to Work 1-2-8       X                  
Departure Time: Leaving Home to Go to Work 1-2-9       X                  
Travel Time to Work 1-2-10       X                  
Household Vehicle Availability 1-2-11           X              
U.S. Vehicle-Miles 1-2-12   X                      
U.S. Passenger-Miles 1-2-13   X                      
U.S. Ton-Miles of Freight 1-2-14   X                      
Major U.S. Air Carrier On-Time Performance 1-2-15       X                  
Airline Delays by Cause 1-2-16       X         X        
Airline Delays by Length of Delay by Year 1-2-17       X                  
Monthly Summary of Tarmac Times Over 3 Hours 1-2-18       X                  
Amtrak Hours of Delay by Cause 1-2-19       X         X        
Travel Time Index by Metro Area 1-2-20       X                  
Average Hours of Annual Delay Per Traveler 1-2-21       X                  
Average Daytime Wait Times for Passenger Vehicles 1-2-22       X                  
Average Daytime Wait Times for Commercial Vehicles 1-2-23       X                  
St. Lawrence Seaway (U.S. Portion) Downtime by Cause 1-2-24       X         X        
Passenger Fares                            
Prices Paid by U.S. Households for Transportation Services 1-2-25             X            
Average Household Transportation Expenditures 1-2-26             X            
Average Passenger Fares 1-2-27             X            
U.S. Domestic Airline Industry Historical Average Itinerary Fares 1-2-28             X            
Comparison of Air Travel Price Indexes (ATPIs) 1-2-29             X            
Average Fares and Comsumer Price Index (CPI) Changes 1-2-30             X            
Highest and Lowest Average Domestic Fares by Origin Airport 1-2-31             X            
State of Good Repair                            
Rural and Urban Roads in Poor or Mediocre Condition by Functional Class 1-3-1                       X  
Condition of U.S. Highway Bridges 1-3-2                       X  
U.S. Airport Runway Pavement Conditions 1-3-3                       X  
Rail Replaced or Added by U.S. Class I Railroads 1-3-4                       X  
Crossties Replaced or Added by U.S. Class I Railroads 1-3-5                       X  
New and Rebuilt Locomotives and Freight Cars 1-3-6         X                
Average Age of Urban Transit Vehicles 1-3-7         X                
U.S. Flag Vessel by Type and Age 1-3-8         X                
Average Age of Amtrak Locomotive and Train Car Fleets 1-3-9         X                
Median Age of Automobiles and Trucks in Operation in the United States 1-3-10         X                
State and Local Expenditures on Nonroadway Transportation Construction 1-3-11             X            
Private Expenditures on Transportation-Related Construction 1-3-12             X            
Passenger and Freight Expenditures 1-3-13             X            
Federal, State, and Local Government Transportation Revenues 1-3-14             X            
Federal Government Transportation Revenues by Mode 1-3-15             X            
Federal, State, and Local Government Transportation Expenditures 1-3-16             X            
Federal Government Transportation Expenditures by Mode 1-3-17             X            
State and Local Expenditures on Air Transportation Construction 1-3-18             X            
State and Local Expenditures on Highway and Street Construction 1-3-19             X            
Economic Competitiveness                            
Transportation Services Index (TSI) 1-4-1 X                        
Labor Productivity of the For-Hire Transportation Industries 1-4-2 X                        
Multifactor Productivity Index 1-4-3 X                        
U.S. Gross Domestic Product Attributed to For-Hire Transportation Services 1-4-4                         X
U.S. Gross Domestic Product Attributed to Transportation-Related Final Demand 1-4-5                         X
Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Tranportation-Related Industries 1-4-6 X                       X
Average Annual U.S. Airline Industry Full-Time Equivalent Employees 1-4-7 X                       X
International Freight Transportation and Passenger Travel                            
U.S. International Trade in Transportation-Related Goods 1-4-8                         X
U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Goods by Commodity 1-4-9                         X
U.S. International Trade in Transportation-Related Services 1-4-10                         X
U.S. Surface Trade With Canada and Mexico 1-4-11                         X
Incoming Truck Crossings to the United States From Mexico and Canada 1-4-12                         X
Incoming Train Crossings to the United States From Mexico and Canada 1-4-13                         X
Incoming Full Rail Containers to the United States From Mexico and Canada 1-4-14                         X
Passenger Crossings Into the United States by Personal Vehicles From Mexico and Canada 1-4-15                         X
Passenger Crossings Into the United States by Bus From Mexico and Canada 1-4-16                         X
Passenger Crossings Into the United States by Train From Mexico and Canada 1-4-17                         X
Pedestrian Crossings Into the United States From Mexico and Canada 1-4-18                         X
Environmental Sustainability                            
Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Mode 1-5-1                     X    
U.S. Energy-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions by End-Use Sector 1-5-2                     X    
Transportation Air Pollutant Emissions From On-Road Mobile Sources 1-5-3                     X    
Miles of Highway Sound Walls Constructed 1-5-4                     X    
Population Affected by High Decibel Noise at Airports 1-5-5                     X    
Wetland Converted for Transportation by Federal-Aid Highway Projects and Acreage Mitigated 1-5-6                     X    
Volume of Oil Spills From Facilities by Sources 1-5-7                     X    
Energy Consumption and Price                            
Average Fuel Efficiency of U.S. Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 1-5-8             X            
Energy Consumption by Transportation Sector 1-5-9             X            
Energy Consumption by Mode of Transportation 1-5-10             X            
U.S. Petroleum Use by Sector 1-5-11             X            
Energy Intensity by Passenger Mode 1-5-12             X            
Fuel Prices 1-5-13             X            
Sales Price of Transportation Fuel to End-Users 1-5-14             X            
Domestic and International U.S. Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption 1-5-15             X            
Commodity Flow Survey                            
U.S. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation 1-6-1 X                        
U.S. Shipment Characteristics by Industry 1-6-2 X                        
Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation 1-6-3 X                        
Intermodal/Multimodal                            
Transportation System Mileage Within the United States 2-1-1     X                    
Number of Air Carriers, Railroads, Interstate Motor Carriers, Marine Vessel and Pipeline Operators 2-1-2     X                    
Number of U.S. Aircraft, Vehicles, and Other Conveyances 2-1-3     X                    
Transportation Capital Stock by Mode 2-1-4     X                    
Aviation                            
Annual U.S. Airline Passenger Enplanements 2-2-1   X                     X
Top 10 U.S. Airports Ranked by Domestic Scheduled Passenger Enplanements 2-2-2   X                      
Top 10 U.S. Airports Ranked by International Scheduled Passenger Enplanements 2-2-3   X                      
Domestic Enplanements at U.S. Airports 2-2-4   X                     X
Number of U.S. Airports With Scheduled Passenger Service 2-2-5   X                     X
U.S. Airline Industry Operating Margins 2-2-6   X       X              
U.S. Airline Net Income (Profit) 2-2-7 X                        
U.S. Airline Industry Passenger Yields 2-2-8 X                        
Domestic and International Operating Revenue/Cost Per Available Seat-Mile 2-2-9             X            
Annual Domestic and International U.S. Airline Industry Operating Revenue 2-2-10 X                        
U.S. Airline Industry Ancillary Fees 2-2-11             X            
Domestic and International U.S. Airline Industry Percent of Operating Expenses by Category 2-2-12           X              
Passenger and Flight Trends 2-2-13   X                     X
Motor Vehicles                            
Average Cost per Mile of Owning and Operating an Automobile 2-3-1             X            
Roadside Truck Inspections 2-3-2                   X      
Annual U.S. Motor Vehicle Production and Factory Sales 2-3-3                         X
Marine Transportation System                            
North America Cruise Passengers by Departure Port 2-4-1   X                      
Average Capacity of Vessels Calling at U.S. Ports by Type 2-4-2 X       X                
Top U.S. Maritime Container Ports 2-4-3   X                      
Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports 2-4-4   X                      
U.S. International Maritime Container Volumes 2-4-5         X               X
U.S.-Foreign Waterborne Freight 2-4-6                         X
Rail                            
Busiest Amtrak Stations 2-5-1   X                      
Amtrak Trains Arriving On Time 2-5-2       X                  
Amtrak Ridership (Monthly) 2-5-3   X                      
Amtrak Ridership (Annual) 2-5-4 X X     X                
Average Loaded U.S. Railcar Weight 2-5-5   X                      
Rail Freight Average Speeds, Revenue Ton-Miles, Terminal Dwell Times 2-5-6   X                      
Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles 2-5-7   X                      
Transit                            
Interruptions of Service by Type of Transit 2-6-1   X             X        
Top Transit Agencies by Unlinked Passenger Trips 2-6-2   X                      
Transit Passenger-Miles by Type of Service 2-6-3 X                        
Transit Unlinked Trips by Type of Service 2-6-4 X