Friday, January 21, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued two new special reports. Highlights of the 2008 National Census of Ferry Operators presents the biennial Ferry Census findings that 190 ferry operators across the nation provided service to an estimated 106 million passengers through nearly 500 terminals in 37 states and 3 U.S. territories, using a fleet of almost 700 active vessels. For the latest maritime-related BTS data products, please visit the BTS Maritime Program website. In Making Connections: Intermodal Links Available at 70 Percent of all Stations Served by Commuter Rail, BTS reports that commuter rail passengers are able to connect to other transportation modes at 812 of the 1,160 stations served by commuter trains in 34 metropolitan areas. The commuter rail connections are the latest to be added to BTS' Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database, which now includes 2,566 passenger transportation facilities (airports, intercity rail stations, ferry terminals, and commuter rail stations).