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2009 What's New

December 22, 2009 Final Estimates from Commodity Flow Survey
Final estimates from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau, show that the nation's freight transportation system transported 12.5 billion tons of raw material and finished goods, valued at $11.7 trillion, accounting for nearly 3.3 trillion ton-miles during 2007 (Table 1).
December 18, 2009 Freight Transportation Gateways 2009
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released "America's Freight Transportation Gateways 2009", a data profile of the nation's leading international freight transportation gateways in 2008 and trends in movement of goods through these seaports, airports, and land border crossings since 1990.
December 15, 2009 October 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 3.7 Percent from October 2008
December 15, 2010 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent fewer workers in October 2009 than in October 2008, the 16th consecutive decrease 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 14, 2009 3rd-Quarter 2009 Airline Financial Data: Airlines Report Improved Operating Margins
The network, low-cost and regional airline groups all reported improved operating margins in the third quarter of 2009 compared to the third quarter of 2008, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
December 10, 2009 September 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 0.8 Percent from September 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in September 2009 increased by 0.8 percent from September 2008, growing by 0.5 million to 54.7 million, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. September was the first month with an increase in passengers from the previous year since March 2008 following 17 consecutive months of decreases.
December 9, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.2% in October from September
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 1.2 percent in October from its September level, declining for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
December 8, 2009 Rate of Flight Delays Increases in October
Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on time at a lower rate this past October than in either October of last year or in September 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
December 7, 2009 DOT Awards Funds to Dallas, San Diego for New Technology Initiative to Fight Congestion
In an historic step towards ending gridlock in urban areas across the country, the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that the Dallas and San Diego areas will receive $14 million as the nation's first demonstration sites for new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies that help fight congestion and enhance travel. The Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) initiative will help the Dallas and San Diego metro areas become "living laboratories" in the fight against congestion.
December 7, 2009 North American Transportation Statistics: Over 107 Million Personal Vehicles Entered the U.S. in 2008
More than 107 million personal vehicles entered the United States in 2008, 28.7 million from Canada and 78.9 million from Mexico , according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Additionally, 10.8 million trucks, 394,000 buses, and 40,000 trains entered the U.S. in 2008.
December 4, 2009 BTS Issues Directive for 2010 On-Time Reporting
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued the annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for 2010.
December 2, 2009 UTC Spotlight, December 2009 - Unique Construction Techniques Require Unique Testing
The adoption of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques in Utah has raised questions regarding how well ABC bridge spans handle unique stresses placed on them during construction as well as how well they might handle stresses posed by natural hazards, such as earthquakes.
December 1, 2009 September 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 20.2 Percent from September 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 20.2 percent lower in September 2009 than in September 2008, dropping to $57.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
December 1, 2009 Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
The information collected will be used to produce a descriptive database of existing ferry operations.
November 17, 2009 September 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 4.4 Percent from September 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.4 percent fewer workers in September 2009 than in September 2008, the 15th consecutive decrease 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 13, 2009 August 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 4.1 Percent from August 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in August 2009 declined by 4.1 percent from August 2008, dropping by 2.8 million to 65.0 million, the Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. August was the 17th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year.
November 12, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.5% in September from August
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.5 percent in September from its August level, declining after three consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
November 9, 2009 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 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
October 29, 2009 August 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 24.9 Percent from August 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 24.9 percent lower in August 2009 than in August 2008, dropping to $54.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
October 28, 2009 2nd-Quarter 2009 Air Fare Data: Average Domestic Fares Drop 13% from 2nd Quarter 2008; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Grand Rapids, Lowest Fare at Atlantic City
Average domestic air fares in the second quarter of 2009 fell to their lowest April-to-June level since 1998, dropping 13.0 percent from the second quarter of 2008 in the largest year-to-year decline on record (Tables 1, 2), the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 23, 2009 Key Transportation Indicators: Transit Ridership, Four Other New Tables Added
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today expanded its Key Transportation Indicators with the addition of new tables on Transit Ridership, U.S. Airline Load Factor, U.S. Airline Passengers, U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Miles, and Amtrak Ticket Prices and Yields.
October 20, 2009 August 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.5 Percent from August 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.5 percent fewer workers in August 2009 than in August 2008, the 14th consecutive decrease 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 16, 2009 National Transportation Statistics Update Includes Freight Ton-Miles Tabulations through 2007
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated a special tabulation of ton-miles of freight by mode for 2007.
October 16, 2009 July 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 3.4 Percent from July 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in July 2009 declined by 3.4 percent from July 2008, dropping by 2.4 million to 68.1 million, the Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. July was the 16th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year.
October 15, 2009 Freight Index Rose 0.7 Percent in August from July
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.7 percent in August from its July level, the second consecutive monthly increase, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
October 6, 2009 Airline On-Time Performance Improved in August
The nation's largest airlines had a higher on-time performance rate in August 2009 than both July 2009 and August 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 30, 2009 July 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 28 Percent from July 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 28 percent lower in July 2009 than in July 2008, dropping to $51.5 billion in the seventh consecutive month with a year-to-year decline of greater than 27 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
September 22, 2009 July 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.9 Percent from July 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.9 percent fewer workers in July 2009 than in July 2008, the 13th consecutive decrease 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 21, 2009 2nd-Quarter 2009 Airline Financial Data: Airlines Report Improved Operating Margins
The network, low-cost and regional airline groups all reported improved operating margins in the second quarter of 2009, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today in a release of preliminary data.
September 18, 2009 National Census of Ferry Operators
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released the data for the 2008 update to the National Census of Ferry Operators.
September 11, 2009 June 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 6.2 Percent from June 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in June 2009 declined by 6.2 percent from June 2008, dropping by 4.2 million to 63.6 million, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. June was the 15th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year.
September 10, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 1.6 Percent in July from June
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.6 percent in July from its June level, the first monthly increase since February and the largest increase since January 2008, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
September 8, 2009 Airline On-Time Performance Improved in July
The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past July that was higher than both the same month last year and the mark posted in June 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
September 4, 2009 U.S. Department Of Transportation Releases New Tool to Promote Efficient Freight Movement
As part of its mission to advance the use of technology to solve transportation problems, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Intelligent Transportation System's Joint Program Office, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's Freight Office, has developed new open software that helps industry deliver products to market more efficiently, while reducing congestion and harmful emissions on the nation's roadways.
August 31, 2009 June 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 31.5 Percent from June 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 31.5 percent lower in June 2009 than in June 2008, dropping to $50.8 billion in the sixth consecutive month with a year-to-year decline of greater than 27 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
August 18, 2009 Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces New Details on Distracted Driving Summit
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it will hold its summit to determine the best ways to reduce the number of crashes and deaths due to distracted driving on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1.
August 18, 2009 June 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.3 Percent from June 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.3 percent fewer workers in June 2009 than in June 2008, the 12th consecutive decrease 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.
August 13, 2009 May 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down from May 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in May 2009 declined by 9.3 percent from May 2008, dropping by 6.2 million to 59.7 million, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. May was the 14th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year.
August 12, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Unchanged in June from May
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was unchanged in June from its May level, remaining at its lowest level in 12 years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
August 7, 2009 BTS Posts Airline Employment Numbers
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today posted monthly full-time and part-time employment numbers by airline on its website.
August 4, 2009 Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Distracted Driving Summit
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a September summit to address the dangers of text-messaging and other distractions behind the wheel. In late September, senior transportation officials, elected officials, safety advocates, law enforcement representatives and academics will convene in Washington, DC to discuss ideas about how to combat distracted driving.
August 4, 2009 June Airline On-Time Performance Better Than Last Year But Down From May
The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past June that was higher than the same month last year but down from the mark reported in May 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 30, 2009 May 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 35.4 Percent from May 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 35.4 percent lower in May 2009 than in May 2008, the biggest decline from the same month of the previous year on record, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
July 29, 2009 1st-Quarter 2009 Air Fare Data: Average 1st-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Drop from 4th Quarter; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Huntsville, Lowest Fare at Long Beach
Average domestic air fares dropped 9.1 percent in the first quarter of 2009 from the fourth quarter of 2008, the biggest quarter-to-quarter drop on record, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
July 24, 2009 State Transportation Statistics 2008
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has released State Transportation Statistics 2008 (STS) – a 140-page reference guide to transportation data by state.
July 21, 2009 May 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.8 Percent from May 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.8 percent fewer workers in May 2009 than in May 2008, the 11th consecutive decrease 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.
July 20, 2009 Revised First-Quarter 2009 Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines Report Sixth Consecutive Quarterly Loss Margin
The seven network airlines, as a group, reported an operating loss margin of -4.0 percent in the first quarter of 2009, the sixth 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.
July 17, 2009 National Transportation Atlas Database
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2009 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) this week.
July 16, 2009 April 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 5.6 Percent in April from 2008 and Down 9.1 Percent for January-to-April
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in April 2009 declined by 5.6 percent from April 2008, dropping by 3.6 million to 59.5 million, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. April was the 14th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year.
July 10, 2009 DOT to Issue Request for Proposal for Michigan IntelliDriveSM Test Bed Operation and Maintenance
The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking a contractor to operate and maintain the Michigan IntelliDriveSM Test Bed Environment.
July 9, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 0.6 Percent in May from April
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in May from its April level, declining for the third consecutive month to the lowest level in 12 years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The May decline was the smallest of the three consecutive decreases.
July 9, 2009 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in May
The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past May that was higher than both the same month last year and the mark posted in April 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
July 1, 2009 April 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 33.1 Percent from April 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 33.1 percent lower in April 2009 than in April 2008, dropping to $49.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. April was the fourth consecutive month with a yearly decline of greater than 27 percent.
June 19, 2009 Motorcycle Trends in the United States
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration today released "Motorcycle Trends in the United States", a special report on the current and emerging trends involving street-legal motorcycles.
June 19, 2009 America's Container Ports
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration today released "America's Container Ports: Freight Hubs That Connect Our Nation to Global Markets", an overview of the movement of maritime freight handled by the nation's container seaports in 2008 and trends in maritime freight movement since 1995.
June 16, 2009 April 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 5.5 Percent from April 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.5 percent fewer workers in April 2009 than in April 2008, the 10th consecutive decrease 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.
June 15, 2009 First-Quarter 2009 Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines Report Sixth Consecutive Quarterly Loss Margin
The seven network airlines, as a group, reported an operating loss margin of -4.0 percent in the first quarter of 2009, the sixth 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.
June 12, 2009 Transportation Trends in Focus: Transportation Energy Use
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration has released "A Time Series Analysis of Transportation Energy Use Per Dollar of Gross Domestic Product" (GDP), a report about the decline in transportation energy use relative to GDP.
June 11, 2009 March 2009 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 9.1 Percent in March from 2008 and Down 10.3 Percent for January-to-March
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in March 2009 declined by 9.1 percent from March 2008, dropping by 6.1 million to 61.0 million the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. March was the 13th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year.
June 10, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI): Freight Index Fell 1.2 Percent in April from March
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 1.2 percent in April from its March level, declining for the second consecutive month to the lowest level in seven years, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
June 9, 2009 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in April
The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past April that was higher than both the same month last year and the mark posted in March 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 28, 2009 North American Surface Trade Numbers for March
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 27.9 percent lower in March 2009 than in March 2008, dropping to $51.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. March was the third consecutive month with a yearly decline of greater than 27 percent.
May 26, 2009 2008 Passenger Airline Employment by Job Category
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.3 percent more pilots and 5.9 percent more maintenance workers in 2008 than in 2007 while total industry jobs declined by 3.0 percent, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 19, 2009 March Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 5.7 percent fewer workers in March 2009 than in March 2008, the ninth consecutive decrease 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, 2009 February 2009 Airline Traffic: System Traffic Down 11.8 Percent in February from 2008 and Down 11.0 Percent for January-to-February
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in February 2009 declined by 11.8 percent from February 2008, dropping by 6.7 million to 49.8 million in the largest decrease from the same month of the previous year since December 2001, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. February was the 12th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from 2008, dropping the number of scheduled airline passengers to the lowest total since January 2004.
May 13, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 3.3 Percent in March from February
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 3.3 percent in March from its February level, falling to its lowest level in more than six years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
May 12, 2009 March Airline On-Time Performance Higher Than Last Year, Down from February
The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past March that was higher than the same month last year but down from the mark posted in February 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
May 11, 2009 Fourth-Quarter 2008 System Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines Report Fifth Consecutive Quarterly Loss Margin
The seven largest network airlines, as a group, reported an operating loss margin of 6.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, the fifth 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.
May 6, 2009 Average 4th-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Drop from 3rd Quarter; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Dallas Love
Average domestic air fares in the fourth quarter of 2008 of $347 were 3.7 percent lower than the all-time quarterly high set in the third quarter but were still the highest for any fourth quarter on record, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 30, 2009 February 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 30.9 Percent from February 2008
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 30.9 percent lower in February 2009 than in February 2008, dropping to $47.9 billion, the biggest year-to-year percentage decline on record, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. February was the fourth consecutive month with a yearly decline of greater than 13 percent.
April 23, 2009 Summary 2008 Traffic Data for U.S and Foreign Airlines: Total Passengers Down 3.5 Percent from 2007
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines and on flights to and from the United States on foreign airlines declined in 2008 by 3.5 percent from 2007, dropping to 809 million, the Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported.
April 21, 2009 February 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.6 Percent from February 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.6 percent fewer workers in February 2009 than in February 2008, the eighth consecutive decrease 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. The February FTE total of 391,682 for the scheduled passenger carriers was an increase of 1,025 from January but still was second lowest total since 1993. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
April 20, 2009 U.S. DOT Requests Public Comments on ITS Program
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration is requesting public comments on the strategic direction of its Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program.
April 17, 2009 2008 Border-Crossing Data
The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2008, 6.0 percent fewer than in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.
April 16, 2009 January 2009 Airline Traffic Data: January 2009 System Traffic Down 10.9 Percent from January 2008
U.S. airlines carried 51.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in January 2009, 10.9 percent less than they did in January 2008, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data.
April 10, 2009 National Transportation Statistics 2009 - First Quarter Update
This report presents basic information on America's transportation system.
April 9, 2009 Airline On-Time Performance Improves In February
The nations largest airlines had a higher rate of on-time flights this past February than in either February of last year or in January 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
April 8, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Rose 2.0 Percent in February from January
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 2.0 percent in February from its January level, rising from its lowest level in more than five years, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
April 3, 2009 Key Transportation Indicators
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.
March 31, 2009 January 2009 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 27.2 Percent from January 2008
Surface transportation trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 27.2 percent lower in January 2009 than in January 2008, dropping to $47.5 billion, the biggest year-to-year percentage decline on record, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The $47.5 billion in U.S.-NAFTA trade in January 2009 was the lowest monthly amount since January 2004.
March 18, 2009 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.1 Percent from 2007
Surface transportation trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 4.1 percent higher in 2008 than in 2007, reaching $830 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 4.1 percent rate of growth was the smallest year-to-year growth rate since 2003.
March 17, 2009 January 2009 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.9 Percent from January 2008
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.9 percent fewer workers in January 2009 than in January 2008, the seventh 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 December 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The January FTE total of 390,000 for the scheduled passenger carriers was the lowest total since 1993. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
March 12, 2009 December 2008 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 5.7 Percent in December from 2007 and Down 3.7 Percent in 2008
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in December 2008 declined by 5.7 percent from December 2007, dropping by 3.4 million to 57.4 million, the Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. December was the 10th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from 2007.
March 11, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 2.3 Percent in January from December
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 2.3 percent in January from its December level, falling for the third consecutive month to its lowest level in more than five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
March 11, 2009 Airline On-Time Performance Improves In January
The nation's largest airlines had a higher rate of on-time flights this past January than in either January of last year or in December 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
March 3, 2009 December 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 13.1 Percent from December 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 13.1 percent lower in December 2008 than in December 2007, dropping to $52.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. December was the second straight month with a year-to-year decline of greater than 13 percent.
February 27, 2009 United We Ride/Mobility Services for All Americans Grant Announced by USDOT to Lower Savannah (SC) Council of Governments
The U.S. Department of Transportation today awarded a $680,000 grant to the Lower Savannah Council of Governments to provide enhanced, cost-effective transportation choices for older adults, people with disabilities and low-income populations in Aiken, SC.
February 27, 2009 United We Ride/Mobility Services for All Americans Grant Announced to USDOT Camden County (NJ) Workforce Investment Board
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced a $700,000 grant to the Camden County Workforce Investment Board to provide enhanced, cost-effective transportation choices for older adults, people with disabilities and low-income populations in Camden County, NJ.
February 27, 2009 United We Ride/Mobility Services for All Americans Grant Announced by USDOT to Paducah (KY) Area Transit System
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced a $1.4 million grant to the Paducah Area Transit System to provide enhanced, cost-effective transportation choices for older adults, people with disabilities and low-income populations in Paducah, KY.
February 24, 2009 U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, and Homeland Security Release 2008 Federal Radionavigation Plan
The 2008 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP) has been released by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Defense, and Homeland Security. Published jointly by the three departments, the plan describes federal policy for operating and regulating common-use radionavigation systems with the goal of improving both national security and the safety and efficiency of the nation's transportation system.
February 20, 2009 U.S. DOT Seeks Innovative Research Proposals from Small Businesses to Address Transportation Challenges.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today announced the first of two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program solicitations for 2009. Through this competitive program, the Department encourages the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses to be a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts. Small businesses are invited to submit innovative research proposals that address high priority national transportation goals during the solicitation period, which runs from Feb. 13 through April 15. The SBIR program is administered by RITA's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center on behalf of the U.S. DOT's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
February 18, 2009 December 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Data Down 6.7 Percent from December 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.7 percent fewer workers in December 2008 than in December 2007, the sixth 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 December 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The December FTE total of 391,918 for the scheduled passenger carriers was the lowest total since 1993. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
February 12, 2009 November 2008 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 12.8 Percent in November from 2007 and Down 3.5 Percent for January-to-November
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in November 2008 declined by 12.8 percent from November 2007, dropping by 7.9 million to 54.0 million in the largest decrease from the same month of the previous year since January 2002, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. November was the ninth consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from 2007.
February 11, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 2.3 Percent in December from November
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 2.3 percent in December from its November level, falling for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
February 9, 2009 Airline On-Time Performance Improves in 2008
The on-time performance of the nations largest airlines improved in 2008 compared to the previous year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
January 29, 2009 November 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 13.8 Percent from November 2007
The value of trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 13.8 percent lower in November 2008 than in November 2007, dropping to $60.7 billion, the biggest year-to-year decline in almost eight years, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
January 28, 2009 Average Third-Quarter Domestic Air Fares Reach Highest Quarterly Level; Top 100 Airports: Highest Fare in Cincinnati, Lowest Fare at Dallas Love
Average domestic air fares in the third quarter of 2008 reached $362, 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.
January 16, 2009 November 2008 Passenger Airline Employment Down 6.5 Percent from November 2007
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.5 percent fewer workers in November 2008 than in November 2007, the fifth 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 November 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The November FTE total of 392,185 for the scheduled passenger carriers was the lowest total since 1993. FTE calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.
January 16, 2009 Pocket Guide to Transportation 2009
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2009 – a 50-page quick reference guide to informative transportation data.
January 15, 2009 October 2008 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 7.1 Percent in October from 2007 and Down 2.6 Percent for January-to-October
The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines during October 2008 declined by 7.1 percent from October 2007, dropping by 4.6 million to 59.6 million, in the 8th consecutive monthly decline from the same month of the previous year, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported. The October system passenger number was the lowest October number since 2003.
January 14, 2009 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) Fell 1.4 Percent in November from October
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 1.4 percent in November from its October level, falling after a one-month rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
January 14, 2009 November Airline On-Time Performance Improves from Last Year
The nation's largest airlines had a higher rate of on-time flights this past November than in the same month last year, although the rate of delays was higher than in October 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
January 9, 2009 News Digest: RITA Announces Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) is Now IntelliDriveSM
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) has introduced a new name and logo for its Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program that better represents the full potential of the initiative.
January 8, 2009 October 2008 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Fell 2.1 Percent from October 2007
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 2.1 percent lower in October 2008 than in October 2007, reaching $72.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.