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statistical news from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

statistical news from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) 2007

The Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR), a congressionally mandated publication, provides a data overview of U.S. transportation issues. Each TSAR has two essential components: a review of the state of transportation statistics with recommendations for improvements and a presentation of the data. The data are grouped under headings that correspond to the U.S. Department of Transportation's strategic goals and the Transportation Vision for 2030. The discussion begins with context information about the extent and condition of the transportation system, vehicle characteristics, and traffic flows. In most cases, the data cover the 10 most recent years for which data are available. An appendix provides information on U.S. population, labor force, and economic conditions—variables that infl uence travel behavior and goods movement. Maps showing safety belt laws and use, per capita transportation revenues, and vehicle miles of travel (VMT) are also included in the appendix.

Find the TSAR at http://www.bts.gov/publications/transportation_statistics_annual_report/2007/

State Transportation Statistics (STS) 2007

State Transportation Statistics (STS) are a series of reports highlighting major federal databases and other national sources related to each state's infrastructure, safety, freight movement and passenger travel, vehicles, economy and finance, and energy and the environment. Along with tables generated for each state, the reports describe databases and give information on access, formats, and contact points.

The 2007 edition of State Transportation Statistics is available at: http://www.bts.gov/publications/state_transportation_statistics/state_transportation_statistics_2007/index.html

BTS Special Report: Opinions on Cell Phone Use on Airplanes, Congestion, and Telecommuting

BTS Special Report: Opinions on Cell Phone Use on Airplanes, Congestion, and Telecommuting. The annual Omnibus Household Survey (OHS), administered by BTS, asks respondents about their weekly travel habits, journey to work, opinions about the transportation system, and other related issues. This special report presents a few of the key findings from the November 2006 and 2007 surveys.