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Friday, December 21, 2012

October 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.3 Percent from October 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 384,310 workers in October 2012, 1.3 percent fewer than in October 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Scheduled passenger airline categories include network, low-cost, regional and other airlines. This was the second consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger carriers has been lower than the same month of the previous year. This follows 22 months of year-to-year increases that began in October 2010.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - December 2012
This report provides timely, easily accessible information for the transportation community. It was developed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and is updated on a regular basis on the BTS website.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Federal Grant Program for University Transportation Centers
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Transportation Administration (RITA) today announced that $72.5 million in funding will be available to eligible nonprofit institutions of higher education to establish and operate University Transportation Centers (UTCs). RITA previously solicited public comment on requirements for awarding the grants.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

September 2012 Airline System Passengers Decline 1.1% from September 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 57.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in September 2012, 1.7 percent fewer domestic passengers and 2.8 percent more international passengers than in September 2011. There was a 1.1 percent decrease in airline passengers in September 2012 compared to September 2011 but the airlines carried 0.1 percent more system passengers than in September 2010.

Monday, December 17, 2012

3rd-Quarter 2012 Airline Financial Data: Largest Airlines Report Profit
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a 6.4 percent profit margin in the third quarter of 2012, down from 6.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Friday, December 14, 2012

DOT to Call for Innovative Research Proposals from Small Businesses
On Dec. 10, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration/John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center released the first FY 2013 solicitation for businesses interested in conducting research for the Department through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Freight Shipments Fell 1.9% in October from September
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.9 percent in October from September, declining after a one-month increase, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The October 2012 index level (107.1) was 13.6 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Airlines Report Two Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, None Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in October
Airlines reported two tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights but no tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in October, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

September 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.6 Percent from September 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 386,372 workers in September 2012, 0.6 percent less than in September 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Scheduled passenger airline categories include network, low-cost, regional and other airlines. This was the first time since October 2010, a period of 22 months, that full-time equivalent (FTE) employee levels for U.S. scheduled passenger carriers have been lower than the same month of the previous year.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

August 2012 Airline System Traffic Unchanged from August 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 66.3 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in August 2012, 0.2 percent fewer domestic passengers and 1.1 percent more international passengers than in August 2011. These changes resulted in no systemwide change from August 2011 but it was 0.1 percent more system passengers than in August 2010.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

September 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 0.1 Percent From September 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 0.1 percent lower in September 2012 than in September 2011, totaling $77.7 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. This is the first year over year decrease since November 2009. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the September 2012 total was $56.3 billion in 2004 dollars, up 1.4 percent from September 2011.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Freight Shipments Rose 0.2% in September from August
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2 percent in September from August, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The September 2012 index level (109.2) was 15.8 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

North American Transportation Statistics: Almost 93 Million Personal Vehicles Entered the United States in 2011
Almost 93 million personal vehicles entered the United States in 2011, 31.6 million from Canada, and 61.2 million from Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS). Additionally, 10.4 million trucks, 322 thousand buses, and 35 thousand trains entered the United States last year.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Directive for 2013 Airline On-Time Reporting
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued the annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for 2013.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Airlines Report No Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights or Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in September
Airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights or more than four hours on international flights in September, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, November 2, 2012

August 2012 Employment Increased 0.1 Percent from August 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 388,992 workers in August 2012, 0.1 percent more than in August 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Scheduled passenger airline categories include network, low-cost, regional and other airlines. This is the 21st consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employee levels for U.S. scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year, but the smallest year-to-year rise since growth resumed in December 2010 (Tables 1, 2). BTS methodology considers two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Friday, November 2, 2012

August 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 2.6 Percent From August 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 2.6 percent higher in August 2012 than in August 2011, totaling $82.5 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the August 2012 total was $60.5 billion in 2004 dollars, up 5.2 percent from August 2011.

Friday, November 2, 2012

2nd-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Rose 4.1% from 2nd Quarter 2011
Average domestic air fares rose to $385 in the second quarter of 2012, up 4.1 percent from the average fare of $370 in the second quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Cincinnati had the highest average fare, $535, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $166.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database
More than half of all U.S. transportation terminals offer intermodal passenger connectivity among at least two scheduled passenger transportation modes, according to a new passenger connectivity database released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Technology Transfer Response to the Presidential Memorandum on Accelerating Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Federal Research in Support of High-Growth Businesses
This plan responds to the presidential memorandum of October 28, 2011, directing federal agencies to improve the results of their technology transfer and commercialization activities. It presents the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) 5-year plan for accelerating technology transfer (T2) during 2013-2017.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

July 2012 Airline System Traffic Down 1.1 Percent from July 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 69.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in July 2012, 1.1 percent fewer domestic passengers and 1.0 percent fewer international passengers than in July 2011. While these changes resulted in a systemwide decrease of 1.1 percent in passengers from July 2011, the July 2012 figure was 1.1 percent above that of two years ago in July 2010.

Friday, October 19, 2012

BTS 20th Anniversary Marked
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) celebrated its 20th anniversary this week. BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), was created by legislation in 1991 and formally organized in 1992 as a designated federal statistical agency having the primary purpose of collecting, compiling and disseminating transportation statistics.

Friday, October 19, 2012

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Friday, October 19, 2012

2012 UTC Spotlight Conference on Sustainable Energy and Transportation to feature Dan Sperling of the University of California, Davis
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration is supporting the 2012 UTC Spotlight Conference on Sustainable Energy and Transportation: Strategies, Research, and Data, to be held Nov. 8-9, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting
This notice announces, pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 72-363; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS).

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics Members Named
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has appointed nine new members to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) 11-member Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). BTS is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Freight Shipments Fell 0.6% in August from July
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.6 percent in August from July, declining after a one-month rise, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The August 2012 index level (109.0) was 15.6 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Airlines Report No Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights in August; One Tarmac Delay Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights
Airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights in August and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on international flights, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today. The reported tarmac delay, an Aug. 15 flight by Caribbean Airlines from New York's JFK Airport to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago that was delayed on the tarmac for four hours and 28 minutes prior to takeoff, is under investigation by the Department.

Monday, October 1, 2012

University Transportation Centers Program: Notice of Funding Availability
DOT is publishing this notice to give eligible nonprofit institutions of higher learning advance notice that they will have an opportunity to submit grant applications for the University Transportation Centers (UTCs) program.

Monday, October 1, 2012

UTC Spotlight, October 2012: Bike Sharing Popularity Grows as System Matures
Cycling is rapidly rising as a popular transportation mode in North America, especially in urban areas where people are using bicycles to bridge the home-to-transit and transit- to-work gaps--the "first" and "last" miles. The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), the lead UTC for the Mineta National Transit Research Center (MNTRC), anticipated this trend some time ago and funded several research reports on cycling.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

July 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 0.8 Percent from July 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 390,032 workers in July 2012, 0.8 percent more than in July 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Scheduled passenger airline categories include network, low-cost, regional and other airlines. This is the 20th consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employee levels for U.S. scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year. BTS methodology considers two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

July 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.6 Percent From July 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 4.6 percent higher in July 2012 than in July 2011, totaling $75.7 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2nd-Quarter 2012 Airline Financial Data: Largest Airlines Report Profit
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a 6.0 percent profit margin in the second quarter of 2012, up from 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Friday, September 21, 2012

June 2012 Airline System Traffic Up 0.6 Percent from June 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 66.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in June 2012, 0.2 percent more domestic passengers and 2.8 percent more international passengers than in June 2011. These changes resulted in a systemwide increase of 0.6 percent in passengers from June 2011. The June 2012 passenger total was 2.5 percent above that of two years ago in June 2010.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Airlines Report 18 Tarmac Delays Longer than Three Hours On Domestic Flights, One Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in July
Airlines reported 18 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on international flights in July, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Freight Shipments Rose 0.1% in July from June
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent in July from June, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The July 2012 index level (109.6) was 16.3 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

June 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 1.4 Percent from June 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.4 percent more workers in June 2012 than they did in June 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Scheduled passenger airline categories include network, low-cost, regional and other airlines. This is the 19th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

June 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 6.6 Percent From June 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 6.6 percent higher in June 2012 than in June 2011, totaling $82.6 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the June 2012 total was $61.0 billion in 2004 dollars, up 11.0 percent from June 2011.

Friday, August 24, 2012

BTS Releases State Transportation Statistics 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today released its annual State Transportation Statistics 2011 (STS) - a web-only reference guide to transportation data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Government Transportation Financial Statistics Released
Federal and state government expenditures on transportation were almost $243 billion in 2009, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

May 2012 Airline System Traffic Down 0.3 Percent from May 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 63.7 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in May 2012, 0.4 percent fewer domestic passengers and 0.7 percent more international passengers than in May 2011. These changes resulted in a systemwide decrease of 0.3 percent in passengers from May 2011, the first year-to-year decline since November 2011. The May 2012 passenger total was 3.6 percent above that of two years ago in May 2010.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DOT Launches Largest-Ever Road Test of Connected Vehicle Crash Avoidance Technology
Nearly 3,000 cars, trucks and buses equipped with "connected" Wi-Fi technology to enable vehicles and infrastructure to "talk" to each other in real time to help avoid crashes and improve traffic flow will begin traversing Ann Arbor's streets today as part of a year-long safety pilot project by the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined elected officials and industry and community leaders on the University of Michigan campus to launch the second phase of the Safety Pilot, the largest road test to date of connected vehicle crash avoidance technology.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Airlines Set Records for First Half of 2012 in On-Time Performance, Fewest Cancellations and Tarmac Delays, Lowest Mishandled Baggage Rate
The nation's largest airlines set record marks during the first half of this year for on-time performance, the fewest long tarmac delays, and the lowest rates of canceled flights and mishandled baggage.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Freight Shipments Fell 0.1% in June from May
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.1 percent in June from May, following no change in the index from April to May, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The June 2012 index level (109.5) was 16.1 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Friday, August 3, 2012

UTC Spotlight, August 2012: Greenroads: Sustainability Counts
Research by the University of Washington and partners has led to the creation and implementation of a roadway sustainability rating system called Greenroads.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

May 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.3 Percent From May 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 8.3 percent higher in May 2012 than in May 2011, totaling $83.8 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the May 2012 total was $60.7 billion in 2004 dollars, up 11.7 percent from May 2011.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Geographic Databases for 2012 Released
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2012 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week.

Friday, July 27, 2012

National Transportation Statistics 2012 - Second Quarter Update
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the third quarterly update of the National Transportation Statistics, which includes data and statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety records, economic performance, and its role supporting national security.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

1st-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Rose 4.8% from 1st Quarter 2011
Average domestic air fares rose to $373 in the first quarter of 2012, up 4.8 percent from the average fare of $356 in the first quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Cincinnati had the highest average fare, $526, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $157.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ITS Industry Forum on Connected Vehicles: Moving From Research Towards Implementation; Notice of Public Meeting (September 25-27, 2012)
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host a free public meeting and webinar to provide updates and promote a lively discussion on the Connected Vehicle Safety, Vehicle-to- Infrastructure, and Testing programs; along with a special session discussing lessons learned in deploying ITS.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

May 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 1.6 Percent from May 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.6 percent more workers in May 2012 than they did in May 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 18th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

April 2012 Airline System Traffic Up 1.6 Percent from April 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 61.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in April 2012, 1.5 percent more domestic passengers and 1.7 percent more international passengers than in April 2011. These changes resulted in a systemwide increase of 1.6 percent in passengers from April 2011. The April 2012 passenger total was 3.0 percent above that of two years ago in April 2010.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Freight Shipments Unchanged in May from April
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry was unchanged in May from April, after a one-month rise, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The May 2012 index level (109.6) was 16.3 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Airline On-Time Performance in May Up from Previous Year, Down from April
The nation's largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 83.4 percent in May, up from the 77.1 percent on-time rate of May 2011, but slightly down from April 2012's 86.3 percent rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, July 6, 2012

1st-Quarter 2012 Airline Financial Data: Largest Airlines Report Profit
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a 0.7 percent profit margin in the first quarter of 2012, up from the 0.5 percent loss in the first quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Friday, June 29, 2012

April 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 1.3 Percent from April 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.3 percent more workers in April 2012 than they did in April 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 17th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Friday, June 29, 2012

UTC Spotlight: Living Lab Lifts Community Health Into Corridor Performance Discussion
Portland's Southeast Powell Boulevard is more than a major city street and U.S. Highway. It's also a living laboratory for the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (ORTEC), the university transportation center at Portland State University. This laboratory lets OTREC coordinate research on seemingly disparate topics to produce results greater than the sum of their parts.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

April 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.2 Percent from April 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 8.2 percent higher in April 2012 than in April 2011, totaling $79.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Friday, June 22, 2012

North American Transportation Statistics Agreement Signed
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and its counterparts in Canada and Mexico, along with other federal agencies, have signed an agreement to expand the joint development and maintenance of a comprehensive set of comparative transportation statistics for all modes of North American transportation.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

March 2012 Airline System Traffic Up 1.4 Percent from March 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 64.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in March 2012, 1.0 percent more domestic passengers and 4.2 percent more international passengers than in March 2011. These changes resulted in a systemwide increase of 1.4 percent in passengers from March 2011. The March 2012 passenger total was 3.6 percent above that of two years ago in March 2010.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in April; Mishandled Baggage at All-Time Low
The nation's largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 86.3 percent in April, up from both the 75.5 percent on-time rate of April 2011 and from March 2012's 82.2 percent rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Freight Shipments Rose 0.2% in April from March
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2 percent in April from March, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The April 2012 level was 16.2 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Friday, June 1, 2012

UTC Spotlight: Potential Economic Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) on Reclaimed Mine Sites in the Construction of the I-73/74 NHS Corridor
The Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian Transportation Institute (RTI) has completed a study exploring the economic benefits available by using Public Private Partnerships (P3s) for construction of the I-73/74 National Highway System (NHS) Corridor in West Virginia. The study estimates the economic impact of the I-73/74 NHS Corridor under two scenarios: completion of the roadway without the use of a P3 and completion using P3s. Using P3s not only offers significant construction cost and time savings but would provide McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Wayne, and Wyoming counties with substantial economic and fiscal impacts.

Friday, June 1, 2012

TSI Announces 1000th Student for Distracted Driving Online Course
The Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) announced today that it has registered the 1,000th student for its on-line instructional course aimed at reminding transit workers about the dangers of distracted driving.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

March 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 1.6 Percent from March 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.6 Percent more workers in March 2012 than they did in March 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 16th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

March 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Highest on Record Exceeding $85 Billion for First Time
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 6.2 percent higher in March 2012 than in March 2011, totaling $85.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. March 2012 was the highest month for NATFA trade value since collection of data began in 1994, exceeding $85 billion for the first time and topping the previous record of $80.8 billion in March 2011.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

February 2012 Airline System Traffic Up 6.1 Percent from February 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 53.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in February 2012, 6.4 percent more domestic passengers and 4.4 percent more international passengers than in February 2011. These changes resulted in a systemwide increase of 6.1 percent in passengers from February 2011. The February 2012 passenger total was 9.0 percent above that of two years ago in February 2010. Both periods benefited from the addition of an extra travel day in February 2012.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

4th-Quarter 2011 Airline Financial Data: Largest Airlines Report Profit
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a 1.5 percent profit margin in the fourth quarter of 2011, down from 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Airlines Post Record First-Quarter On-Time Performance for First Three Months of 2012
Between January and March this year, the nation's largest airlines posted their best on-time arrival rate for the first quarter of any year since the Department began collecting comparable flight delay data in 1995, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Freight Shipments Fell 0.8% in March from February
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.8 percent in March from February, declining after a one-month increase, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The March level was 16.0 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting (May 24, 2012)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting (May 24, 2012) The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITS PAC) will hold a meeting on May 24, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT), in conference room #7 of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Conference Center on the lobby level of the U.S. DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

February 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 17.4 Percent from February 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 17.4 percent higher in February 2012 than in February 2011, totaling $78.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

UTC Spotlight: CMU-Penn T-SET UTC Researcher Creates Smarter Parking in Pittsburgh
The Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation (T-SET) UTC, a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pennsylvania, is working to increase both efficiency and safety in transportation using advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies. One of T-SET's recent award-winning collaborations is the ParkPGH project--a smart parking system that uses historical parking and event data to show the availability of parking in eight parking facilities operated by private (Alco Parking) and public (Pittsburgh Parking Authority) partners within the Pittsburgh cultural district.

Monday, April 30, 2012

4th-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Rose 10% from 4th Quarter 2010
Average domestic air fares rose to $368 in the fourth quarter of 2011, up 10 percent from the average fare of $335 in the fourth quarter of 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Cincinnati had the highest average fare, $502, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $189.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Reporting of Ancillary Airline Passenger Revenues - Notice of Public Meeting
The National Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposed changes regarding reporting of airline ancillary passenger revenues, computation of mishandled baggage rates, and collection of separate statistics for mishandled wheelchairs and scooters used by passengers with disabilities. During the public meeting, DOT staff will provide a summary of the proposals in the NPRM and seek input on costs and benefits associated with the implementation of the proposals. The public meeting is scheduled for May 17, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting will be held in the Oklahoma City Conference Room (located on the lobby level of the West Building) at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC.

Friday, April 27, 2012

February 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.1 Percent from February 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.1 percent more workers in February 2012 than they did in February 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 15th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Multimodal Transportation Indicators: Safety Section Added
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today added three new tables to the Multimodal Transportation Indicators that will track seasonal and long-term highway, aviation and rail fatality trends.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

National Transportation Statistics 2012 - First Quarter Update
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the third quarterly update of the National Transportation Statistics, which includes data and statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety records, economic performance, and its role supporting national security.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

National Alcohol Awareness - Drunk Driving by the Numbers
This analysis provides statistics about alcohol-related fatalities in a variety of transportation settings.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

January 2012 Airline System Traffic Up 1.1 Percent from January 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 54.3 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in January 2012, 1.3 percent more domestic passengers and 0.4 percent fewer international passengers than in January 2011. These changes resulted in a systemwide increase of 1.1 percent in passengers from January 2011. The January 2012 passenger total was 3.3 percent above that of two years ago in January 2010.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Airline On-Time Performance, Cancellation Rate in February Improve from Last Year; Mishandled Baggage Rate at All-Time Low
The nation's largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 86.2 percent in February, up from both the 74.5 percent on-time rate of February 2011 and from January 2012's 83.7 percent rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today. The on-time arrival performance during February 2012 was the highest February percentage on record since comparable on-time data was first reported in 1995.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Freight Shipments Rose 0.5% in February from January
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5 percent in February from January, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Enabling a Secure Environment for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Research Workshop; Notice of Public Meeting (April 18, 2012)
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will hold a free public meeting on the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) research program on April 18, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at ITS America, 1100 17th Street NW., Suite 1200, Washington DC 20036, 202-484-4847.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting (May 2, 2012)
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITS PAC) will hold a meeting by web conference on May 2, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT), to welcome new members and to provide the committee an overview of information essential to its functioning.

Friday, April 6, 2012

2011 Border Crossing/Entry Data
The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.4 million in 2011, 1.7 percent more than in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

U.S Airlines and Foreign Airlines U.S. Passengers Continue to Increase from 2009
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported that 803.5 million scheduled passengers traveled on U.S. airlines and on foreign airlines serving the United States in 2011. This is a 1.7 percent increase from 2010. The 2011 passenger total was 4.3 percent higher than in 2009.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Dynamic Mobility Applications and Data Capture Management Programs; Notice of Public Meeting (May 20, 2012)
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host a free public meeting (May 20, 2012) to provide stakeholders an update on the Data Capture and Management (DCM) and Dynamic Mobility Applications (DMA) programs in the Washington DC area.

Friday, March 30, 2012

UTC Spotlight, Use of Center Line Rumble Strips to Improve Safety on Two-Lane Highways
According to National Highway Administration, crashes caused by vehicles leaving their travel lanes led to more than 18,000 of the 33,808 motor vehicle traffic fatalities recorded in 20091--53 percent of all traffic fatalities. Installing centerline rumble strips (CLRS) can be an effective, low-cost safety measure for preventing vehicles from crossing the centerline into oncoming traffic, and the Kansas State University (KSU) Transportation Center research team has been studying how to get the most from their use.

Friday, March 30, 2012

DOT to Call for Innovative Research Proposals from Small Businesses
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will seek innovative proposals from small businesses to address research needs facing the Department's agencies.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

January 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.1 Percent from January 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.1 percent more workers in January 2012 than they did in January 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 14th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space--BTS Form 251
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting reports on the number of passengers holding confirmed reservations that voluntarily or involuntarily give up their seats when the airline oversells the flight

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Large Certificated Air Carriers
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for reinstatement of an expired approved collection.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Airline Service Quality Performance
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of DOT requiring large certificated air carriers to file 'On-Time Flight Performance Reports' and 'Mishandled-Baggage Reports' pursuant to 14 CFR 234.4 and 234.6.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

January 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.5 Percent from January 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11.5 percent higher in January 2012 than in January 2011, totaling $75.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Decade of Change in Fuel Prices and U.S. Domestic Passenger Aviation Operations
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released a Special Report, A Decade of Change in Fuel Prices and U.S. Domestic Passenger Aviation Operations, examining changes in U.S. domestic passenger aviation operations related to fuel price increases over the last decade.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

December 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent from December 2010
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 58.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in December 2011, 0.6 percent more domestic passengers and 0.3 percent more international passengers than in December 2010. These increases resulted in a systemwide increase of 0.5 percent in passengers from December 2010. The December 2011 passenger total was 3.4 percent above that of two years ago in December 2009.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 14.3 Percent from 2010
Surface transportation trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased by 14.3 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, valued at $904 billion in 2011, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 14.3 percent increase in trade was the third largest year-to-year increase for the years covered by these data. The $904 billion in U.S.-NAFTA trade was the highest amount since NAFTA went into effect in 1994.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Extension of Credit to Political Candidates--Form 183
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need and usefulness of BTS collecting reports from air carriers on the aggregated indebtedness balance of a political candidate or party for Federal office.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Airline On-Time Performance, Cancellation Rate in January Improve from Last Year
The nation's largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 83.7 percent in January, up from the 76.3 percent on-time rate of January 2011, but down slightly from December 2011's 84.4 percent rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today. On-time arrival performance during January 2012 was the highest January on-time arrival percentage in the 18 years with comparable numbers.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Freight Shipments Fell 3.6% in January from December
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 3.6 percent in January from December, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Monday, March 12, 2012

3rd-Quarter 2011 Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines, Low-Cost Airlines and Regional Airlines All Report Profits
Scheduled passenger airlines reported a profit margin of 6.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011, down from the 10.4 percent profit margin in the third quarter of 2010, BTS reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Friday, March 2, 2012

UTC Spotlight: Researchers Develop Handheld Tool to Collect and Map Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Data
Thanks to ongoing support from the UTC program and other partners, Western Transportation Institute (WTI) researchers at Montana State University have created a fully functional tool that makes it easy for road crews to collect accurate information about wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs).

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Enabling a Secure Environment for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Transactions Workshop; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will hold a free Policy Research Workshop on Enabling a Secure Environment for Vehicle-to- Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to- Infrastructure (V2I) Transactions on April 19-20, 2012, 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW., Washington, DC 20036, 202-393-1000.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

December 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.7 Percent from December 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.7 percent more workers in December 2011 than they did in December 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 13th consecutive month that full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers have been higher than the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

December 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.6 Percent from December 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11.6 percent higher in December 2011 than in December 2010, totaling $74.2 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - February 2012
This report provides timely, easily accessible information for the transportation community. It was developed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and is updated on a regular basis on the BTS website.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

November 2011 Airline System Traffic Down 0.1 Percent from November 2010
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 58.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in November 2011. The airlines carried 0.2 percent more domestic passengers and 1.9 percent fewer international passengers than in November 2010, resulting in a systemwide decrease of 0.1 percent.  The November 2011 passenger total was 6.0 percent above that of two years ago in November 2009.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Oklahoma City Room at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Friday, February 17, 2012

RITA Launches U.S. DOT Research Hub Website
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) recently launched the U.S. DOT Research Hub website, a searchable database of the latest agency-sponsored research, development, and technology projects.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) User Needs Workshop; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office will host a free public workshop to discuss the Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) Program and solicit user needs for its Transformative Concepts on March 14, 2012 and March 15, 2012 at the Hall of States.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Airlines Post Best December On-Time Record, Lowest December Cancellation Rate in 17 Years
The nation's largest airlines posted an on-time arrival record last December of 84.4 percent, the highest on-time percentage for any December during the 17 years the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has collected comparable flight delay data. According to DOT's Air Travel Consumer Report, the carriers also had a 0.8 percent rate of canceled flights, the lowest December cancellation rate for the last 17 years.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Freight Shipments Rose 3.9% in December from November
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 3.9 percent in December from November, the largest monthly rise in 17 years that brought the level of freight shipments to an all-time high, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

November 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.7 Percent from November 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 12.7 percent higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2012
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2012 - a quick reference guide to significant transportation data.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Interactive State Transportation Facts and Figures
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released State Transportation Facts and Figures, an interactive web transportation mapping application that allows customers to find state-by-state transportation data, comparisons and rankings as well as gives them the ability to download state transportation information.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

3rd-Quarter 2011 Domestic Air Fares Rose 6.2% from 3rd Quarter 2010
Average domestic air fares rose to $361 in the third quarter of 2011, up 6.2 percent from the average fare of $340 in the third quarter of 2010 (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Cincinnati had the highest average fare, $488, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $167.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

November 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.6 Percent from November 2010
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent more workers in November 2011 than they did in November 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 12th consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS); Request for Nominations
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics solicits nominations for interested persons to serve on the ACTS.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

October 2011 Airline System Traffic Down 1.5 Percent from October 2010
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 61.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in October 2011. This is a 1.5 percent decrease over October 2010.  The October 2011 passenger total was 4.1 percent above that of two years ago in October 2009.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $77 Million in Transportation Research and Education Grants
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today $77 million in grants to 22 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation. The UTCs, which are located throughout the United States, conduct research that directly supports the priorities of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the participating universities are a critical part of our national transportation strategy.

Friday, January 13, 2012

National Transportation Statistics 2011 - Fourth Quarter Update
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the third quarterly update of the National Transportation Statistics, which includes data and statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety records, economic performance, and its role supporting national security.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Airlines Report One Tarmac Delay Longer than Three Hours On Domestic Flights, One Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in November
Airlines reported only one tarmac delay of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on international flights in November, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Freight Shipments Rose 0.1% in November from October
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent in November from October, rising after one monthly decrease, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Meeting and Webinar on Integrated Dynamic Transit Operations; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host a free public meeting and webinar to obtain stakeholder input on concepts, opportunities, and needs for the Integrated Dynamic Transit Operations (IDTO) operational concept on January 26, 2012 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and January 27, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington Room, 2660 Woodley Road NW., Washington, DC 20008.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Changing Tide of U.S.-International Container Trade: Differences among the U.S. Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts
Friday, January 6, 2012 - The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released a Special Report, The Changing Tide of U.S.-International Container Trade, examining historical U.S. maritime trends, changes in U.S.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Airline Financial Data for 3rd Quarter 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released airline financial data for the third quarter of 2011.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

October 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.0 Percent from October 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 12.0 percent higher in October 2011 than in October 2010, totaling $79.0 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.