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2007 What's New

December 19, 2007 U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Technology Solutions to Improve Safety and Reduce Congestion on Nation's Roadways
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today issued a request for information (RFI) to private industry, research organizations, and state and local governments seeking information about commercially available technology applications designed to fight congestion and improve the safety and performance of the nation’s transportation system.
December 18, 2007 October 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.5 Percent from October 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.5 percent more workers in October 2007 than in October 2006, the ninth consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
December 17, 2007 Third-Quarter 2007 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Most Profitable Third Quarter Since 1999
A group of 20 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 8.2 percent in the third quarter of 2007, the highest third quarter profit margin since 1999 and the first time since 2000 that airlines have had six consecutive profitable quarters, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 20-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
December 13, 2007 September 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Nine-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.6 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 582.0 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first nine months of 2007, 3.6 percent or 20 million more passengers than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
December 12, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.3 Percent in October from September
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.3 percent in October from its September level, rising after a one-month decline that brought the index to its lowest level since January 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 3, 2007 October's Airline On-Time Performance Better Than Previous Year But Down From September
The nation's largest airlines recorded lower rates of flight delays and cancellations this past October than during the same month last year but higher than those posted in September 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
November 29, 2007 September Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.5 Percent from September 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 5.5 percent higher in September 2007 than in September 2006, reaching $66.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 19, 2007 U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico Reached a Record High in 2006
Goods valued at more than $866 billion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico in 2006, 9.7 percent higher than the previous record set in 2005, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
November 16, 2007 September 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.0 Percent from September 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in September 2007 than in September 2006, the eighth consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
November 15, 2007 August 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Eight-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.4 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 522.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first eight months of 2007, 3.4 percent or over 17 million more passengers than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
November 14, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.7 Percent in September from August
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7 percent in September from its August level, declining for the fifth time in the last six months, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 5, 2007 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in September with Fewer Cancellations, Mishandled Bags
This past September, the nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights and lower rates of cancellations and mishandled baggage than in both the previous month and September 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 31, 2007 August Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.2 Percent from August 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 4.2 percent higher in August 2007 than in August 2006, reaching $69.2 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 24, 2007 Average Second-Quarter Air Fares Fell 4.5 Percent from 2006; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Lihue (Kauai)
Average air fares in the second quarter of 2007 were down 4.5 percent from the second quarter of 2006 and remained below the pre-9/11 high, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 18, 2007 August 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 2.4 Percent from August 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.4 percent more workers in August 2007 than in August 2006, the seventh consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
October 15, 2007 July 2007 Airline Traffic Data: U.S Airlines Carried Record Number of Passengers in July
U.S. airlines carried 72.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems in July, a record high for a single month and 2.2 percent more than the previous record of 70.6 million in July 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
October 11, 2007 Nation's First Freight Train Equipped with New, Safer Brake Technology Begins Operations
The first train fully equipped with electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake technology began hauling coal today in southwestern Pennsylvania under a waiver approved by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), announced Administrator Joseph H. Boardman.
October 10, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.4 Percent in August from July
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.4 percent in August from its July level, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 3, 2007 Airline On-Time Performance in August Better Than July, Slips From Previous Year
The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past August that was higher than in July but down from the rate posted in August 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 27, 2007 July Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 10.5 Percent from July 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 10.5 percent higher in July 2007 than in July 2006, reaching $61.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
September 18, 2007 July 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 2.6 Percent from July 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent more workers in July 2007 than in July 2006, the sixth consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
September 17, 2007 Second-Quarter 2007 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Most Profitable Quarter Since 2000
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 8.8 percent in the second quarter of 2007, the highest profit margin since 2000 and the first time since 2000 that airlines have had five consecutive profitable quarters, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 21-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
September 13, 2007 June 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Six-Month 2007 System Passenger Traffic Up 2.7 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 379.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first six months of 2007, 2.7 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
September 12, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4 Percent in July from June
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in July from its June level, falling for the second consecutive month to its lowest level since February, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 4, 2007 Airlines On-Time Performance in July Better Than June But Slips From Previous Year
The nation’s largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past July that was higher than in June but down from the rate posted in July 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 30, 2007 June Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.9 Percent from June 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.9 percent higher in June 2007 than in June 2006, reaching $69.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 21, 2007 June 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 2.3 Percent from June 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.3 percent more workers in June 2007 than in June 2006, the fifth consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
August 16, 2007 May 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Five-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 1.8 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 307.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first five months of 2007, 1.8 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation 's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
August 8, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.7 Percent in June from May
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7 percent in June from its May level, falling to its lowest level since February after a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 6, 2007 Airline On-Time Performance Slips, Cancellations and Mishandled Bags Up in June
The nation’s largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights and a higher rate of mishandled baggage and canceled flights this past June than during either this past May or the previous June, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The report also shows that consumer complaints against air carriers rose in June compared to the same previous months.
July 31, 2007 May Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.2 Percent from May 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 5.2 percent higher in May 2007 than in May 2006, reaching $69.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 25, 2007 Average First Quarter Air Fares Fell 0.6 Percent from 2006; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Dallas Love
Average air fares in the first quarter of 2007 were down 0.6 percent from the first quarter of 2006 and remained well below the pre-9/11 high (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 17, 2007 May Passenger Airline Employment Data: Network Airlines Report First Monthly Increase since August 2001
The seven network airlines, a group that includes most of the industry’s largest passenger carriers, employed 0.3 percent more workers in May 2007 than in May 2006, the first increase in full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) from the same month of the previous year since August 2001, the month before 9/11, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 12, 2007 April 2007 Airline Traffic Data: April 2007 Domestic Traffic Up 2.8 Percent From April 2006
U.S. airlines carried 57.4 million scheduled domestic passengers in April, 2.8 percent more than they did in April 2006, the largest increase from the same month of the previous year since September 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
July 11, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in May from April
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in May from its April level, rising after a one-month decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 3, 2007 Airlines On-Time Performance in May Better Than April But Slips From Previous Year
The nation’s largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past May that was higher than in April but down from the rate posted in May 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
June 28, 2007 April Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 5.3 Percent from April 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was valued at $65.0 billion in April 2007, 5.3 percent higher than in April 2006 for the biggest percentage increase from the same month of the previous year since August 2006, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
June 26, 2007 April 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 1.3 Percent from April 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.3 percent more workers in April 2007 than in April 2006, the third consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
June 25, 2007 First-Quarter 2007 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report First Profitable First Quarter Since 2000
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2007 for the first profitable January-to-March quarter since the first quarter of 2000, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 21-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
June 21, 2007 March 2007 Airline Traffic Data: First-Quarter 2007 System Traffic Up 1.6 Percent From First-Quarter 2006
U.S. airlines carried 177.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first three months of 2007, 1.6 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
June 13, 2007 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.1 Percent in April from March
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.1 percent in April from its March level, falling after a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 4, 2007 Airlines On-Time Performance in April Better Than March But Slips From Previous Year
The nation’s largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past April that was higher than in March but down from the rate posted in April 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 31, 2007 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Reached a Monthly Record High in March 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 2.3 percent higher in March 2007 than in March 2006, reaching $69.8 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
May 16, 2007 Detroit and Laredo were Top 2006 Ports for Trade by Truck
Detroit on the Canadian border and Laredo, TX, on the Mexican border were the top ports for the value of trade moved by truck in 2006, according to a new special report on North American freight transportation from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
May 15, 2007 March 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.6 Percent from March 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.6 percent more workers in March 2007 than in March 2006, the second consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
May 14, 2007 Fourth-Quarter 2006 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report Largest Fourth-Quarter Profit Margin Since 1999
A group of 21 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating profit margin of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, down from the third quarter but the largest fourth-quarter profit margin for this group since 1999, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data. The 21-carrier group consists of the seven largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
May 10, 2007 February 2007 Airline Traffic Data: 2007 System Traffic Up 1.7 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 110.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first two months of 2007, 1.7 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
May 9, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.6 Percent in March from February
Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.6 percent in March from its February level, rising after two months of decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 7, 2007 Airlines On-Time Performance in March Better Than February But Slips From Previous Year
The nation’s largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past March that was higher than in February but down from the rate posted in March 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 30, 2007 February Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 0.2 Percent from February 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in February 2007 amounted to $59.7 billion, 0.2 percent less than in February 2006, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
April 25, 2007 Average Air Fares Reach Highest Fourth-Quarter Level Since 2000; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Anchorage, Lowest Fare at Dallas Love
Average air fares in the fourth quarter of 2006 reached the highest fourth-quarter level since 2000, rising 3.4 percent from the fourth quarter of 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 23, 2007 U.S. Ranks Second in World Maritime Container Traffic
The United States ranks second in world maritime container traffic with one in nine maritime containers in the world either bound for or coming from the United States, according to "America's Container Ports: Delivering the Goods," a new report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
April 19, 2007 February 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.2 Percent from February 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.2 percent more workers in February 2007 than in February 2006, the first increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year since December 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
April 12, 2007 January 2007 Airline System Traffic Up 2.8 Percent From January 2006
U.S. airlines carried 57.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in January 2007, 2.8 percent more than they did in January 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
April 11, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.3 Percent in February from January
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.3 percent in February from its January level, falling for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 5, 2007 Budget Estimates - Fiscal Year 2008: Research and Innovative Technology Administration
This budget request continues RITAs commitment to focusing DOT research, development and technology efforts on the strategic objectives of the DOT Strategic Plan, expressed through the development of the Five-Year DOT Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan and guided by the executive-level DOT RD&T Planning Council.
April 2, 2007 Flight Delays Rise in February
The larger U.S. airlines posted a lower rate of on-time flights in February than in either the previous month or February of last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.
March 29, 2007 January Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 0.9 Percent from January 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico totaled $60.6 billion in January 2007, 0.9 percent less than in January 2006, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 20, 2007 January 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.5 Percent from January 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.5 percent fewer workers in January 2007 than in January 2006, the smallest decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year since December 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
March 15, 2007 December 2006 Airline Traffic Data: 2006 System Traffic Up 0.8 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 744.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems in 2006, 0.8 percent more than they did in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
March 14, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.6 Percent in January from December
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in January from its December level, falling after a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 13, 2007 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.9 Percent from 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 8.9 percent higher in 2006 than in 2005, reaching $760 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 5, 2007 Airlines Post Fewer Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags in January Than Previous Month But More Than January 2006
In January, U.S. airlines posted numbers for on-time performance and baggage mishandling that showed improvement over December but were not as good as those posted one year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.
February 28, 2007 December Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 0.1 Percent from December 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in December 2006, at $59.0 billion, was 0.1 percent lower than in December 2005, the first decline from the same month of the previous year since August 2003, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 22, 2007 December 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.1 Percent from December 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.1 percent fewer workers in December 2006 than in December 2005, the smallest decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year since January 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
February 21, 2007 Transportation Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan: 2006-2010
This plan responds to requirements in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users for a five-year plan to guide transportation RD&T activities. It describes the strategic goals that are the primary purposes for RD&T and the RD&T strategies and emerging research priorities required to accomplish these goals.
February 15, 2007 November 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Eleven-Month System Traffic Up 0.7 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 683.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first 11 months of 2006, 0.7 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
February 14, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.4 Percent in 2006
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in 2006 for the first annual decline since 2001 while the freight TSI declined for the second consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 7, 2007 Flight Delays and Mishandled Bags Up, Consumer Complaints Down in 2006 From Previous Year
U.S. airlines experienced a lower rate of on-time flights and more reports of mishandled baggage last year than in 2005, but passengers filed fewer complaints with the government about airline service than they did the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.
January 31, 2007 November 2006 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.0 Percent from November 2005
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.0 percent higher in November 2006 than in November 2005, reaching $64.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 24, 2007 Third-Quarter 2006 Air Travel Price Index (ATPI): Air Fare Index Reaches Highest Third-Quarter Level in Index's 11 Years; Top Increase in Cincinnati, Top Decrease in Lihue (Kauai)
The Air Travel Price Index (ATPI) for the third quarter of 2006 reached the highest third- quarter level recorded in the 11-year period measured by the index, 7.5 percent higher than the previous third quarter high in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 17, 2007 November 2006 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.6 Percent from November 2005
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.6 percent fewer workers in November 2006 than in November 2005, the smallest drop since February 2005 in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.  FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
January 12, 2007 DOT News Digest - RITA Announces Key Leadership Additions
RITA Acting Administrator John Bobo has announced three key additions to the RITA leadership team. Dr. Jan Brecht-Clark has been named Associate Administrator for Research, Development and Technology; Shelley J. Row has been chosen as Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office; and Dr. Steve Dillingham has been named Director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
January 11, 2007 October 2006 Airline Traffic Data: Ten-Month System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent From 2005
U.S. airlines carried 623.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first 10 months of 2006, 0.5 percent more than they did during the same period in 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
January 10, 2007 Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.0 Percent in November from October
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) for November fell 1.0 percent from its October level, declining for the first time since August, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 3, 2007 November's Airline On-Time Performance Improves from Previous Month But Down from Last Year
In November, the nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights than in the previous month but down from the same month last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).