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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Campus Transit Laboratory: Infrastructure for Research, Education, and Outreach
The Campus Transit Lab (CTL) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is a "living lab" for transit-related research investigations, educational activities, and outreach.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Connected Vehicle Research Program Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host a public meeting seeking stakeholder input and public sector guidance to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Connected Vehicle Systems.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

October 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.8 Percent from October 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,178 workers in October 2013, 0.8 percent fewer than in October 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Scheduled Passenger Airlines Report Larger Net Profit in 3rd-Quarter of 2013
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $3.2 billion in the third quarter of 2013, an increase from a profit of $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Friday, December 13, 2013

September 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Up 0.9 Percent from September 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 58.0 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in September 2013, 0.9 percent more than in September 2012. The systemwide total was the result of a 0.8 percent increase in the number of domestic passengers (50.5 million) and a 1.9 percent increase in international passengers (7.4 million).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

October Airline Service Improved from Previous Year in all Major Categories
In October, airlines improved their on-time performance while posting a lower rate of canceled flights and mishandled baggage than the same period in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Freight Shipments Fell 0.7% in October from September
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.7 percent in October from September, the first monthly decline after three months of increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

American Industry Shipped 11.7 Billion Tons of Goods in 2012
American manufacturers and related industries shipped almost 11.7 billion tons of goods valued at more than $13.6 trillion in 2012, according to preliminary numbers from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Three of Five Modes Carried More U.S. NAFTA Trade in September 2013 than in September 2012
Three of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in September 2013 than in September 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 5.0 percent from year to year, according to the September NAFTA freight data released today by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Personal Vehicles Entered the United States Nearly 96 Million Times in 2012
Personal vehicles entered the United States nearly 96 million times in 2012, 33.1 million from Canada, and 62.7 million from Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).

Friday, November 29, 2013

Robotic Nondestructive Evaluation Tool Helps Bridge Engineers Validate Bridge Deck Condition Assessments
The RABIT™ bridge deck assessment tool sprung from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) program.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

September 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.6 Percent from September 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,165 workers in September 2013, 1.6 percent fewer than in September 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, November 22, 2013

DOT Soliciting Applications for University Transportation Center Grants.
As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking applications from eligible nonprofit institutions of higher education located in federal regions 3 (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) and 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington).

Thursday, November 21, 2013

August 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Down 0.1 Percent from August 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 67.7 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in August 2013, 0.1 percent fewer than in August 2012.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Federal Register Notice - University Transportation Centers Program
The United States Department of Transportation is publishing this notice to give eligible nonprofit institutions of higher education located in Federal Regions 3 and 10 advance notice that they will have an opportunity to submit applications for a grant as a Regional Center in the University Transportation Centers (UTCs) program.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were down 14.1 percent from the first nine months of 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 0.8% in September from August
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.8 percent in September from August, rising for the third consecutive month to reach its highest all-time level, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Three of Five Modes Carried More U.S. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012
Three of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in August 2013 than in August 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 2.0 percent from year to year, according to the August NAFTA freight data released today by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2nd-Quarter 2013 Domestic Air Fare Down 3.6% from 2nd Quarter 2012 (Adjusted for Inflation)
The average domestic air fare decreased to $378 in the second quarter of 2013, down 3.6 percent from the average fare of $392 in the second quarter of 2012, measured in constant 2013 dollars, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, November 4, 2013

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

Friday, November 1, 2013

The White House Issued a Challenge…the University of Memphis Accepted
Challenge: Increase the breadth of women participating in the transportation workforce. Challenge Accepted

Friday, November 1, 2013

Directive for 2014 Airline On-Time Reporting
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued its annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for 2014.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

August 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.2 Percent from August 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,328 workers in August 2013, 2.2 percent fewer than in August 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, October 28, 2013

July 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Unchanged from July 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 69.2 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in July 2013, the same as in July 2012.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) will hold a meeting by web conference on November 18, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Airline On-Time Performance in August Down From Previous Year, Up From July
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 78.8 percent in August, down from the 79.1 percent on-time rate from August 2012, but up from the 73.1 percent mark from July 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 0.4% in August from July
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4 percent in August from July, rising for the second consecutive month to reach the second highest level in the history of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

Friday, October 4, 2013

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. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Accounting and Reporting Directive
This Accounting and Reporting Directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2014.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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 (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 re-instatement of an expired collection.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Innovative Approaches to Educate Our Future Transportation Workforce
In April 2012, the Council of University Transportation Centers sponsored a National Transportation Workforce Summit to address the dynamic needs of the future transportation workforce

Monday, September 30, 2013

Largest Airlines Report Larger Net Profit in 2nd-Quarter of 2013
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $2.1 billion in the second quarter of 2013, an increase from a profit of $700 million in the second quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Monday, September 30, 2013

DOT RD&T Strategic Plan FY2013-2018
This plan is required by Congress; Section 52013 of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) amends Title 23, United States Code (USC) Section 508, “Transportation Research and Development Planning,” and states that the Secretary shall develop a five-year DOT strategic plan for research, development, and technology activities.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Four of Five Modes Carried More U.S. NAFTA Trade in July 2013 than in July 2012
Four of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in July 2013 than in July 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its NAFTA partners rose 6.3 percent from year to year, according to the July North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) freight data released today by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $63 Million in University Transportation Center Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today announced approximately $63 million in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

July 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.6 Percent from July 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,070 workers in July 2013, 2.6 percent fewer than in July 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

June 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Up 0.7% from June 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 67.1 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in June 2013, 0.7 percent more than in June 2012.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Airlines Report 13 Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, Three Tarmac Delays Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in July
Airlines reported 13 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and three tarmac delays 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.
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 0.3% in July from June
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3 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.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ITS Joint Program Office; Notice of Meeting
This notice announces the cancellation of the Connected Vehicle Planning and Policy Stakeholder Meeting.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Disruption in the Driver’s Seat: How Technological Advancements are Changing What We Do in the Car and on the Road
The explosion of mobile computing in the last few years has fundamentally changed how people interact with technology on the roadway and the information it provides. Scenes that would have been the stuff of science fiction only a few years ago are now commonplace realities: a train full of commuters reading customized news feeds on handheld computer screens, a tourist speaking to his iPhone to ask for directions or translations of local signage, and advertisements that are “aware” of the audience’s location and demographics in real-time.

Friday, August 30, 2013

State Transportation Statistics 2012 with Mapping Application
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 2012 (STS) – a web-only reference guide to transportation data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Connected Vehicle Research Program Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host its annual free public meeting to provide an overview of the ITS JPO Connected Vehicle research program.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trucks Transported 60.7% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in June 2013
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation today released June North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) freight numbers showing that trucks carried 60.7 percent of the $93.5 billion of freight moved in June 2013 between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BTS and BSEE to Develop Confidential Near-Miss Reporting System
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement (BSEE) have signed an interagency agreement to develop a confidential near-miss reporting system for use on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

June 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.4 Percent from June 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,441 workers in June 2013, 2.4 percent fewer than in June 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - August 2013
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

May 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Up 1.7% from May 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 64.8 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in May 2013, 1.7 percent more than in May 2012.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Freight Shipments Fell 0.2% in June from May
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.2 percent in June from May, 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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Airlines Report Two Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, One Tarmac Delay Longer Than Four Hours on an International Flight in June
Airlines reported two tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on an international flight in June, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, August 9, 2013

News Digest - Transportation Statistics Annual Report
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2012.
 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Taking on Frozen Debris Lobes—Permafrost Experts, DOT Engineers Team Up in First-of-its-Kind Study
The day-to-day challenges of researchers and engineers at the Alaska University Transportation Center (AUTC) and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) range from strengthening bridge foundations in the most seismically active state in America to relocating coastal communities that are literally being washed into the sea.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Trucks Transported 60.8% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in May 2013
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation today released May North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) freight numbers showing that trucks carried 60.8 percent of the $98.6 billion of freight moved in May 2013 between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Connected Vehicle Planning and Policy Stakeholder Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will conduct a free public meeting focused on soliciting input from the planning community and related national associations on policy and legal aspects of Connected Vehicle implementation.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Industry Forums on the Next ITS Strategic Plan; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will participate in four industry forums by facilitating workshops to generate feedback for the next ITS Strategic Plan (2015-2019).

Friday, July 26, 2013

DOT to Call for Innovative Research Proposals from Small Businesses
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks innovative proposals from small businesses interested in conducting research needed by the Department’s agencies.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

May 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.1 Percent from May 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 382,558 workers in May 2013, 2.1 percent fewer than in May 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1st-Quarter 2013 Domestic Air Fare Almost Unchanged from 1st Quarter 2012 (Adjusted for Inflation)
The average domestic air fare rose to $379 in the first quarter of 2013, up 0.1 percent from the average fare of $378 in the first quarter of 2012, measured in 2013 dollars (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

April 2013 U.S. Airline  System Passengers Down 0.9% from April 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 61.0 million scheduled systemwide passengers in April 2013, 0.9 percent fewer than in April 2012. The systemwide decrease was the result of a 0.9 percent decrease in the number of domestic passengers (53.2 million) and a 0.6 percent decrease in international passengers (7.8 million) (Tables 1, 7, 13).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Confidential Close Call Reporting System
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) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for renewal of information collection supporting a multi-year research study that aims at improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry

Monday, July 22, 2013

Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
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 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITS PAC) will hold a meeting on August 7, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST), and on August 8, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) in Salon F of the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

Friday, July 19, 2013

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, 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.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Geographic Databases for 2013 Released.
Friday, July 12, 2013 -  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2013 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week.

Friday, July 12, 2013

National Transportation Statistics Updated
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 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.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in May from April
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in May from April, rising after one monthly decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Notice of Request for Clearance of a new Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval to make changes to an existing information collection related to the Nation's ferry operations (National Census of Ferry Operators, OMB Control Number—2139-0009).

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

National Transportation Atlas Database 2013
The National Transportation Atlas Databases 2013 (NTAD) is a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Joint Merge: Improving Work Zone Traffic Flows
Prior research has shown that the commonly used "conventional" lane merge design (CLM), specified in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), can create long queues during peak hours and large numbers of rear end and side swipe crashes.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Largest Airlines Report Smaller Net Loss in 1st Quarter of 2013
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a net loss of $433 million in the first quarter of 2013, an improvement from a loss of $1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Trucks Transported 60.6% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in April 2013
Trucks carried 60.6 percent of the $99.0 billion of freight moved in April 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, followed by rail at 15.1 percent, vessels at 9.2 percent, pipelines at 6.8 percent and air at 3.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

April 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.4 Percent from April 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,748 workers in April 2013, 2.4 percent fewer than in April 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - June 2013
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

March 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Up 1.0% from March 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 65.1 million scheduled systemwide passengers in March 2013, 1.0 percent more than in March 2012.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Freight Shipments Fell 1.2% in April from March
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.2 percent in April from March, 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.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

NURail - Developing a New Generation of Railway Professionals
Established by a grant issued in January 2012, the National University Rail Center (NURail) is the first USDOT-RITA Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) dedicated to the advancement of North American rail transportation.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

March 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.7 Percent from March 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,325 workers in March 2013, 2.7 percent fewer than in March 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Trucks Transported 60% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in March 2013
Trucks carried 60.0 percent of the $95.6 billion of freight moved in March 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, followed by rail at 16.5 percent, vessels at 8.1 percent, pipelines at 7.0 percent and air at 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Structurally Deficient Bridges on the National Highway System
This application enables users to locate Structurally Deficient Bridges on the National Highway System by selecting an area of interest such as a state, a county or a congressional district.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

February 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Down 1.2% from February 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 52.5 million scheduled systemwide passengers in February 2013, 1.2 percent less than in February 2012.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Largest Airlines Report Reduced Net Loss in 4th Quarter of 2012
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a net loss of $145 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, improved from a loss of $602 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 0.3% in March from February
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3 percent in March from February, rising for the fifth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Monday, May 6, 2013

4th-Quarter 2012 Domestic Air Fare Almost Unchanged from 4th Quarter 2011 (Adjusted for Inflation)
The average domestic air fare declined to $374 in the fourth quarter of 2012, down 0.2 percent from the average fare of $375 in the fourth quarter of 2011, measured in 2012 dollars (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, May 3, 2013

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

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for an information collection related to the Nation's ferry operations.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Trucks transported 59% of U.S.-NAFTA trade in February 2013
Trucks carried 59.1 percent of the $88.4 billion of freight moved in February 2013 between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, followed by rail at 15.3 percent, vessels at 9.7 percent, pipelines at 7.7 percent and air at 3.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Figure 3).

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Potential of Side Camera Systems to Reduce Bus Side Collisions
Blind zones—those areas directly around a vehicle that the operator cannot see while driving—are a particular problem for transit drivers while changing lanes or turning.

Friday, April 26, 2013

News Digest - USDOT Releases Intelligent Transportation Systems Asset Viewer
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released an online, interactive mapping application that displays the location and types of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) assets deployed nationwide.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - April 2013
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

February 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.5 Percent from February 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,159 workers in February 2013, 2.5 percent fewer than in February 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

January 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Up 1.6% from January 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 55.3 million scheduled systemwide passengers in January 2013, 1.6 percent more than in January 2012. The systemwide increase was the result of a 1.5 percent increase in the number of domestic passengers (47.8 million) and a 2.3 percent increase in international passengers (7.5 million).

Thursday, April 18, 2013

NDGPS Federal Register Notice (FRN) Announcement
The Coast Guard and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration are analyzing the current and future user needs and requirements of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS), as well as impact if NDGPS signals are not available.

Friday, April 12, 2013

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. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in February from January
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in February from January, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

Friday, April 5, 2013

2012 Border Crossing/Entry Data
The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.7 million in 2012, 3.6 percent more than in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Total Passengers on U.S Airlines and Foreign Airlines U.S. Flights Increased 1.3% in 2012 from 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported that 815.3 million scheduled passengers traveled on U.S. airlines and on foreign airlines serving the United States in 2012. This is a 1.3 percent increase from 2011

Thursday, March 28, 2013

January 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.3 Percent from January 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 379,816 workers in January 2013, 2.3 percent fewer than in January 2012, 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 fifth consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger carriers was below that of the same month of the previous year. This follows 21 months of increases over the same month of the previous year (December 2010 through August 2012)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Invitation for Public Comment on Draft DOT Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan (2013-2018)
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is providing notice of request for public comment on its draft strategic plan, U.S. Department of Transportation, Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan FY 2013-2018.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

North American Trade Numbers by Mode of Transportation for January
Trucks carried 59.3 percent of the $90.5 billion in trade in January 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, followed by rail at 14.3 percent, vessels at 9.8 percent pipelines at 8.1 percent and air at 3.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

December 2012 Airline System Passengers Down 0.3% from December 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 58.9 million scheduled systemwide passengers in December 2012, 0.3 percent fewer than in December 2011. The systemwide decrease was the result of a 0.7 percent decrease in the number of domestic passengers (51.2 million) and a 2.3 percent increase in international passengers (7.7 million) (Tables 1, 2, 7, 13).

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture Workshop; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS
JPO) will host a free Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) public workshop meeting to discuss and solicit feedback on preliminary architecture viewpoint drafts and to gain important feedback from the stakeholders who will be involved in manufacturing, developing, deploying, operating, or maintaining the connected vehicle technologies and applications.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 6.2 Percent from 2011
Trade using surface transportation modes between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased by 6.2 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, valued at $960 billion in 2012, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The $960 billion in U.S.-NAFTA surface mode trade was the highest annual amount since NAFTA went into effect in 1994

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in January from December
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in January from December, rising for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Airlines Report Two Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, None Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in January
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 January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

December 2012 U.S. Surface Transportation Trade with Canada and Mexico Totaled $71.9 Billion
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, decreased 3.2 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011, totaling $71.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

December 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.6 Percent from December 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 379,571 workers in December 2012, 2.6 percent fewer than in December 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, February 22, 2013

November 2012 Airline System Passengers Up 0.8% from November 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 58.7 million scheduled systemwide passengers in November 2012, 0.8 percent more than in November 2011.

Friday, February 22, 2013

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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

News Digest - U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Funding to University Transportation Centers
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released $37,373,600 in grants to 11 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) from funding authorized by Congress for schools selected in the 2011 UTC Grant Program competition.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 1.0% in December from November
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.0 percent in December from November, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Friday, February 8, 2013

News Digest - Grants Available for Multistate Projects Involving Intelligent Transportation Systems
State departments of transportation can now apply for grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for multistate, multimodal projects that involve Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Thursday, January 31, 2013

November 2012 U.S. Surface Transportation Trade with Canada and Mexico Totaled $81.5 Billion
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 6.2 percent in November 2012 compared to November 2011, totaling $81.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

November 2012 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.0 Percent from November 2011
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,639 workers in November 2012, 2.0 percent fewer than in November 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.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

3rd-Quarter 2012 Domestic Air Fares Rose 1.8% from 3rd Quarter 2011
Average domestic air fares rose to $367 in the third quarter of 2012, up 1.8 percent from the average fare of $361 in the third quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  Huntsville, Ala., had the highest average fare, $522, while Atlantic City, N.J., had the lowest, $133.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

October 2012 Airline System Passengers Decline 0.6% from October 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 60.8 million scheduled systemwide passengers in October 2012, 0.6 percent fewer than in October 2011. The systemwide decline was the result of a 0.8 percent decrease in the number of domestic passengers (53.7 million) despite a 1.0 percent increase in international passengers (7.2 million)

Friday, January 18, 2013

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. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2013
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2013 – a quick reference guide to significant transportation data.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 1.7% in November from October
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.7 percent in November from October, 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 November 2012 index level (108.9) was 15.5 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

Friday, January 4, 2013

October 2012 U.S. Surface Transportation Trade with Canada and Mexico Totaled $85.3 Billion
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 7.9 percent in October 2012 compared to October 2011, totaling $85.3 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 October 2012 total was $61.7 billion in 2004 dollars, up 7.6 percent from October 2011.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Survey Reveals Public Open to Ban on Hand-Held Cell Phone Use and Texting
A study performed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reveals that the public is open to a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving. The study, based on data from 2009’s Omnibus Household Survey (OHS), showed that  96 percent of the respondents thought that text messaging using a cell phone, smart phone, or similar device should not be permitted while driving. Additionally, 80 percent thought that drivers should not be allowed to talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving.