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2008 What's New

December 16, 2008 October 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.7 Percent from October 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.7 percent fewer workers in October 2008 than in October 2007, the fourth consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year and the largest year-to-year decrease since July 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The October FTE total of 394,300 for the scheduled passenger carriers was the lowest total since 1993. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
December 15, 2008 Third-Quarter 2008 System Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines Report Fourth Consecutive Quarterly Loss Margin
The six largest network airlines, as a group, reported an operating loss margin of 5.8 percent in the third quarter of 2008, the fourth consecutive quarterly loss margin since the group reported a profit margin in the third quarter of 2007, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
December 11, 2008 September 2008 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 8.4 Percent in September from 2007 and Down 2.1 Percent for January-to-September
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during September 2008 declined by 8.4 percent from September 2007, dropping by 5 million to 54.2 million, in the seventh consecutive monthly decline from the same month of the previous year and the largest percentage monthly decrease since August 2002, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported.
December 10, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.0 Percent in October from September
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.0 percent in October from its September level, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 10, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in October
Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past October than in either October of last year or in September 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
December 9, 2008 American Industry Shipped 13 Billion Tons of Goods in 2007
American industry shipped 13 billion tons of goods valued at almost $12 trillion in 2007, according to preliminary numbers from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau.
December 1, 2008 September 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 7.5 Percent from September 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 7.5 percent higher in September 2008 than in September 2007, reaching $71.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 19, 2008 U.S. Freight Shipments with Canada and Mexico Reached a Record High in 2007
Goods valued at more than $909 billion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico in 2007, 4.9 percent higher than the previous record set in 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
November 18, 2008 SafeTrip-21 Brings Innovative Technologies to Improve Safety and Mobility to the East Coast
It will soon be a lot easier for I-95 travelers to get information about traffic backups, construction information and other delays thanks to a new $6.4 million partnership announced by Paul R. Brubaker, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).
November 18, 2008 September 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Down 4.5 Percent from September 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.5 percent fewer workers in September 2008 than in September 2007, the third consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year and the largest year-to-year decrease since July 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The September FTE total of 397,400 for the scheduled passenger carriers was the first time since BTS began keeping employment statistics in 1997 that industry employment fell below 400,000. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
November 14, 2008 August 2008 Airline Traffic Data: Eight-Month 2008 System Traffic Down 1.4 Percent from 2007 and Down 5.1 Percent in August
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during the first eight months of 2008 declined by 1.4 percent from the same period in 2007, dropping to 516.2 million, 7.3 million fewer than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
November 13, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 2.5 Percent in September from August
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 2.5 percent in September from its August level, declining for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 7, 2008 Air Cargo Carrier Snapshots
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has posted snapshots for 24 air cargo carriers on its website.
November 7, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in September
Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past September than in either September of last year or in August 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 30, 2008 August 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.5 Percent from August 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico , was 4.5 percent higher in August 2008 than in August 2007, reaching $72.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 29, 2008 Average Second-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Reach Highest Quarterly Level; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Dallas Love Field
Average domestic air fares in the second quarter of 2008 reached the highest level of average fares for any quarter in the 13 years measured by available data, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 21, 2008 August 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.1 Percent from August 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.1 percent fewer workers in August 2008 than in August 2007, the second consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year and the largest year-to-year decrease since October 2006, 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 17, 2008 July 2008 Airline Traffic Data: Seven-Month 2008 System Traffic Down 0.8 Percent from 2007 and Down 2.9 Percent in July
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during the first seven months of 2008 declined by 0.8 percent from the same period in 2007, dropping to 448.5 million, 3.6 million less than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
October 10, 2008 National Transportation Statistics Updated: Includes Freight Ton-Miles Tabulations through 2006
The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated a special tabulation of ton-miles of freight by mode for 2006.BTS estimates for air, truck, rail, water, and pipelines were developed using a more comprehensive approach than was used in prior estimates. The special tabulation shows that freight ton-miles increased 1.4 percent from 2005 to 2006.Ton-miles by rail increased 6.9 percent from 2005 to 2006, the most of any mode.
October 8, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.9 Percent in August from July
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 1.9 percent in August from its July level, declining after four consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 3, 2008 Changes to List of Airports for 2009 Flight Delays
The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) will not require airlines to report 2009 on-time data for Oakland International Airport (OAK).
October 2, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in August
Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past August than in both the previous month and August 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 30, 2008 July 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 15.9 Percent from July 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 15.9 percent higher in July 2008 than in July 2007, reaching $71.6 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
September 22, 2008 U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration Names Joseph M. Monti Director of Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Joseph M. Monti has been named the new director of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA, Paul Brubaker, administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), announced today. Volpe is a federal center of transportation and logistics expertise that provides analytical, scientific, and engineering support to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and others.
September 19, 2008 2007 Border-Crossing Data
The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 11.4 million in 2007, 0.3 percent higher than in 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration. 
September 16, 2008 July 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.8 Percent from July 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.8 percent fewer workers in July 2008 than in July 2007, the first decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year since January 2007, 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 15, 2008 Second-Quarter 2008 System Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines Report Growing Loss Margin
The six largest network airlines, as a group, reported an operating loss margin of 6.3 percent in the second quarter of 2008, a reversal from the second quarter of 2007 when the group reported a 9.2 percent profit margin, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
September 11, 2008 June 2008 Airline Traffic Data: Six-Month 2008 System Traffic Down 0.4 Percent from 2007 and Down 2.7 Percent in June
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during the first six months of 2008 declined by 0.4 percent from the same period in 2007, dropping to 378.2 million, 1.5 million less than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
September 10, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.2 Percent in July from June
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2 percent in July from its June level, rising for the fourth consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 3, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in July
Flights operated by the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past July than in both the previous month and July 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
August 29, 2008 News Digest
BTS Releases Reports on 2006 National Census of Ferry Operators.
August 28, 2008 June Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 6.6 Percent from June 2007
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 2008 than in June 2007, reaching $74.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 19, 2008 June 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.1 Percent from June 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.1 percent more workers in June 2008 than in June 2007, the 17th consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year but the smallest year-to-year increase since a decrease in January 2007, 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.
August 14, 2008 May 2008 Airline Traffic Data: Five-Month 2008 System Traffic Up 0.1 Percent from 2007 but Down 1.3 Percent in May
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during the first five months of 2008 grew by 0.1 percent from the same period in 2007, reaching 310.4 million, 0.3 million more than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
August 13, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.1 Percent in June from May
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in June from its May level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 7, 2008 Americans Divided on Airplane Cell Phone Use, According to New BTS Special Report
Americans are divided on whether cell phones should be allowed during flights, with people age 65 and older more likely to oppose their use than those between 18 and 34, according to a new Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) special report using survey data on opinions about the transportation system.
August 5, 2008 June Airline On-Time Performance Better than Last Year, Down from May
Flights operated by the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past June than in June of last year, but at a lower rate than in May 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 31, 2008 May 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 6.8 Percent from May 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 6.8 percent higher in May 2008 than in May 2007, reaching $74.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 23, 2008 Average First-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Rose 4.4 Percent from 2007; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Atlantic City
Average domestic air fares in the first quarter of 2008 were up 4.4 percent from the first quarter of 2007 in the largest year-to-year increase since second quarter 2006, but average fares remained 4.6 percent below the January-to-March high set in 2001, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 15, 2008 May 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.8 Percent from May 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.8 percent more workers in May 2008 than in May 2007, the 16th consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year but the smallest year-to-year increase since March 2007, 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.
July 10, 2008 April 2008 Airline Traffic Data: Four-Month 2008 System Traffic Up 0.4 Percent from 2007 but Down 2.8 Percent in April
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during the first four months of 2008 grew by 0.4 percent from the same period in 2007, reaching 244.2 million, 0.9 million more than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
July 9, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.9 Percent in May from April
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.9 percent in May from its April level, the largest monthly increase since January, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 7, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in May
The largest U.S. airlines' rate of on-time flights this past May was higher than in both the same month last year and April 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The rates of flight cancellations and mishandled baggage also declined compared to the same periods, according to the report.
June 30, 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Reached a Monthly Record High in April 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.3 percent higher in April 2008 than in April 2007, reaching $74.3 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
June 25, 2008 U.S. DOT Partners with Caltrans to Move California Drivers One Step Closer To Instant Travel Information and Safety Technologies
San Francisco Bay Area commuters will have access to cutting-edge real-time traffic, transit and road safety information as a result of a $12.4 million partnership announced today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
June 17, 2008 April 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Up 1.0 Percent from April 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.0 percent more workers in April 2008 than in April 2007, the 15th consecutive increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year but the smallest year-to-year increase since March 2007, 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.
June 16, 2008 First-Quarter 2008 System Airline Financial Data: Network Passenger Airlines Report Second Consecutive Quarterly Loss Margin
A group of the seven network passenger airlines reported a system operating loss margin of 5.2 percent in the first quarter of 2008 for the second consecutive quarterly loss after 6 consecutive profitable quarters, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
June 12, 2008 March 2008 Airline Traffic Data: Three-Month 2008 System Traffic Up 1.5 Percent from 2007 but Down 0.4 Percent in March
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during the first three months of 2008 grew by 1.5 percent from the same period in 2007, reaching 181.1 million, 2.7 million more than a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
June 11, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was Unchanged in April from March
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was unchanged in April from its March level following the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 4, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in April
The largest U.S. airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past April was higher than in both the same month last year and March 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The rates of flight cancellations and mishandled baggage also declined compared to the same periods, according to the report.
May 29, 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 1.5 Percent from March 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico , was 1.5 percent higher in March 2008 than in March 2007, reaching $70.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
May 27, 2008 Airlines Employed Fewer Pilots, Maintenance Workers in 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4 percent fewer pilots and 32 percent fewer maintenance workers in 2007 than in 2000, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 19, 2008 Fourth-Quarter 2007 System Airline Financial Data: Passenger Airlines Report First Loss Margin Since First Quarter 2006
A group of 20 selected passenger airlines reported a system operating loss margin of 0.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, the first loss after 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 largest network, low-cost and regional carriers based on operating revenue.
May 16, 2008 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Issues New Measure to Collect Better Delay Data
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced that the Department today issued a final rule to require airlines to report new and more complete data on the time passengers spend on the tarmac.  She noted that in the past airlines sometimes did not have to disclose how long aircraft were delayed after leaving the gate.
May 15, 2008 February 2008 Airline Traffic Data: Two-Month 2008 System Traffic Up 1.8 Percent From 2007
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during the first two months of 2008 grew by 1.8 percent from the same period in 2007, reaching 113.2 million, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
May 14, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.9 Percent in March from February
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 1.9 percent in March from its February level, the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 7, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance in March Better Than in February
The largest U.S. airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past March was lower than in the same month last year but higher than the rate recorded in February, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 30, 2008 February 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 16.3 Percent from February 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico , was 16.3 percent higher in February 2008 than in February 2007, reaching $69.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
April 23, 2008 Average Fourth-Quarter Air Fares Rose 4.0 Percent from 2006 Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Anchorage, Lowest Fare at Hilo, HI
Average air fares in the fourth quarter of 2007 were up 4.0 percent from the fourth quarter of 2006, reaching the highest fourth-quarter level since 2001 but remaining 2.7 percent below the high set in 2000 for any October-to-December period, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 15, 2008 February 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.0 Percent from February 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in February 2008 than in February 2007, the 13th 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.
April 10, 2008 January 2008 Airline Traffic Data: January 2008 System Traffic Up 1.0 Percent from January 2007
U.S. airlines carried 57.7 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in January 2008, 1.0 percent more than they did in January 2007, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
April 9, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was Unchanged in February from January
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was unchanged in February from January, following a 2.4 percent monthly increase in January, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 3, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance in February Better Than Last Year, Slips from January
The nation’s largest airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past February was lower than in January but higher than in the same month last year while February flights were cancelled at a higher rate than in January 2008 but at a lower rate than in February 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 31, 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 7.4 Percent from January 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 7.4 percent higher in January 2008 than in January 2007, reaching $65.2 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
March 18, 2008 January 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.4 Percent from January 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.4 percent more workers in January 2008 than in January 2007, the 12th 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.
March 13, 2008 December 2007 Airline Traffic Data: U.S. Airlines Carry Record 769 Million Passengers in 2007
U.S. airlines set an annual record by carrying 769.4 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems in 2007, nearly 25 million more passengers or 3.3 percent more than they did in 2006 when the previous high was reached, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
March 12, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 2.4 Percent in January from December
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 2.4 percent in January from its December level, matching its largest monthly increase in the last two years, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 11, 2008 2007 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.9 Percent from 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 4.9 percent higher in 2007 than in 2006, reaching an annual record of $797 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 4.9 percent rate of growth from 2006 to 2007 is lower than the 8.9 percent growth from 2005 to 2006.
March 4, 2008 Airline On-Time Performance in January Better Than December, Slips From Previous Year
The nation’s largest airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past January was higher than in December but lower than in January 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 3, 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 3.1 Percent from December 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.1 percent higher in December 2007 than in December 2006, reaching $60.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 20, 2008 December 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.7 Percent from December 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in December 2007 than in December 2006, the 11th 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.
February 14, 2008 November 2007 Airline Traffic Data: 11-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.2 Percent From 2006
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during the first 11 months of 2007 grew by 3.2 percent from the same period in 2006, reaching 706.6 million, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data
February 13, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.3 Percent in December from November
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 1.3 percent in December from its November level turning down after two monthly increases in the largest monthly decline since November 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 5, 2008 Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags, Consumer Complaints Increase in 2007
U.S. airlines experienced a lower rate of on-time flights and more reports of mishandled baggage last year than in 2006, and passengers filed more 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, 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.6 Percent from November 2006
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 8.6 percent higher in November 2007 than in November 2006, reaching $70.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 30, 2008 Average Third-Quarter Air Fares Fell 0.8 Percent from 2006; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Lihue, Hawaii
Average air fares in the third quarter of 2007 were down 0.8 percent from the third quarter of 2006 and remained 2.9 percent below their pre-9/11 high for any third quarter, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 15, 2008 November 2007 Passenger Airline Employment Up 3.7 Percent from November 2006
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in November 2007 than in November 2006, the 10th 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.
January 10, 2008 Transportation Vision 2030
The transportation systems in 2030 will be safe, less congested; economically competitive, energy independent, environmentally sustainable, secure and resilient.
January 10, 2008 October 2007 Airline Traffic Data: 10-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.6 Percent From 2006
U.S. airlines carried 646.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first 10 months of 2007. This is a 3.6 percent increase, or nearly 23 million more passengers than compared to 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.
January 9, 2008 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 0.7 Percent in November from October
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.7 percent in November from its October level, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 7, 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Reached a Monthly Record High in October 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 11.1 percent higher in October 2007 than in October 2006, reaching $74.2 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 3, 2008 U.S. Airlines Report Fewer Flight Delays, Cancellations, Mishandled Bags in November
The nation’s largest airlines recorded lower rates of flight delays, cancellations and mishandled bags this past November than during both the same month last year and in October 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).