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Monday, December 5, 2016

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $300 Million for University Transportation Center Grants
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Optimal Dredge Fleet Scheduling within Environmental Work Windows
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) annually dredges hundreds of navigation projects through its fleet of government dredges and individual contracts with private industry.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Refunding Baggage Fees for Delayed Checked Bags
This action extends the comment period for an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on refunding baggage fees for delayed checked bags that was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2016.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

September 2016 North American Freight Numbers
Two transportation modes – rail and air – carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in September 2016 compared to September 2015 as total freight on all modes decreased 2.3 percent to $91.1 billion in current dollars, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Three-Country North American Transportation Statistics Database Updated
New three-country data was added this week to the North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) Online Database in the 12th annual website update.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

September 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.3 percent more workers in September 2016 than in September 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

September 2016 Flight Cancellations at All-Time Lows
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s monthly Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) released today states that reporting carriers canceled 0.3 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in September 2016, the lowest for any of the 261 months with comparable records since January 1995, below the previous low of 0.4 percent in September 2015.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) will hold a meeting on December 7, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) in the Doubletree Crystal City Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

August 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 82.4 percent in August, seasonally adjusted, falling to its lowest level since July 2012 with the second consecutive monthly decline.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

September 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.6 percent in September from August, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Industry Snapshots
The Wholesale and Retail Trade sector relied on the most transportation services of any sector of the U.S. economy, according to Industry Snapshots: Uses of Transportation, a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Friday, November 4, 2016

BTS Asks for National Transit Map Data by Nov. 15
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is asking transit agencies to submit data by Nov. 15 for the second edition of the National Transit Map.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SafeOCS Program Expanded to Accept Equipment Failure Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today announced the expansion of reporting of ‘near misses’ on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) through the SafeOCS program to now include the confidential collection of equipment failure data in an effort to further reduce the risk of offshore incidents.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Lessons Learned from Super Storm Sandy
Following Super Storm Sandy’s assault on the New York metropolitan area in 2012, researchers from the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) at the City University of New York conducted surveys to determine lessons learned from local responders to the devastation in the seaport.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

August 2016 North American Freight Numbers
Two transportation modes – air and truck – carried more cross-border freight by value in August 2016 compared to August 2015, resulting in a 0.7 percent increase to $93.1 billion in the total current dollar value of freight moved.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2nd-Quarter 2016 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $353 in the second quarter of 2016, down 9.6 percent from $390 in the second quarter of 2015, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, October 21, 2016

2017 Airline On-Time Reporting Directive Released
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued its annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for calendar year 2017.

Friday, October 21, 2016

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

August 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.3 percent more workers in August 2016 than in August 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Airlines Report 15 Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, Five Tarmac Delays Over Four Hours on International Flights in August
Airlines reported 15 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and five tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in August, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, October 14, 2016

July 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.4 percent in July, seasonally adjusted, falling after three consecutive months of growth from April to June.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

August 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 1.8 percent in August from July, falling after rising for four consecutive months, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Webinar on Data Maps & Apps
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) will present a webinar on Data Maps & Apps on Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Global Positioning System Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Workshop V Meeting
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the U.S. Department of Transportation will host its fifth workshop on the Global Positioning System (GPS) Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment effort.

Friday, September 30, 2016

UTC Research Explores Commuter Travel Changes with Metro SafeTrack Underway in Washington D.C.
Collaborative research between the University of Maryland’s National University Transportation Center (UTC) and George Mason University, a Tier 1 UTC consortium member, has resulted in a project that examines the human and system-wide impacts of the Washington Metro SafeTrack – a series of 15 major track maintenance projects that will partially shut down or significantly reduce Metro rail transit services between summer 2016 and spring 2017.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

July 2016 North American Freight Numbers
All transportation modes except rail carried less cross-border freight by value in July 2016 compared to July 2015 resulting in a 10.0 percent decrease to $83.7 billion in the total current dollar value of freight moved.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

July 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.3 percent more workers in July 2016 than in July 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, September 19, 2016

2nd Quarter 2016 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $4.6 billion in the second quarter of 2016, up from $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2016 and down from $5.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

June 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 83.6 percent in June, seasonally adjusted, rising for the third consecutive month.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.6 percent in July from June, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Airlines Report 11 Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, 10 Tarmac Delays Over Four Hours on International Flights in July
Airlines reported 11 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and 10 tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in July, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2016 Released
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2016, a report detailing the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States; the network over which passenger travel takes place; and the related economic, safety, and environmental implications.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Agency Request for Emergency Approval of an Information Collection
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501) et seq.) (PRA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) provides notice that it will submit an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency approval of a proposed information collection.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

National Transit Map Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released National Transit Map data, a geospatial database containing the information from 270 transit agencies that provides open, machine-readable data about their stops, routes, and schedules.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Developing Research Solutions to Address Complex Environmental Challenges
The Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center (MATS UTC) is a regional center that focuses on research and education--where faculty, students, and transportation professionals from diverse backgrounds come together to solve some of society’s most challenging transportation sustainability problems.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

June 2016 North American Freight Numbers
All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current dollar value of freight moved.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Smartphone App for Pocket Guide to Transportation Release
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has introduced its most innovative product – a smartphone app for the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

June 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.9 percent more workers in June 2016 than in June 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. June was the highest monthly total (412,333) since June 2008 and was the 32nd consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline full-time equivalent (FTE) employment exceeded the same month of the previous year.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first six months of this year were down 12.2 percent from the first six months of 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the ffice of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 25, 2016 (81 FR 33321). No comments were received.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

May 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – remained unchanged at 83.4 percent in May, seasonally adjusted, from April.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

June 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.6 percent in June from May, rising for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Severe Weather Incident Management— Intelligent Transportation System Training Modules
The Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC) is a regional university transportation center focused on climate adaptive transportation and freight infrastructure.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

May 2016 North American Freight Numbers
Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in May 2016 compared to May 2015 but declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.1 percent decrease to $89.8 billion in the total current dollar value of cross-border freight.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

1st-Quarter 2016 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $361 in the first quarter of 2016, down 7.8 percent from $392 in the first quarter of 2015, falling to the lowest level since 2010, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, July 22, 2016

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) will hold a meeting on August 11, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT) in the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

May 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in May 2016 than in May 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

May 2016 Complaints, Cancellations Down and On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year
In May, the U.S. Department of Transportation received 1,134 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 24.0 percent from the total of 1,492 filed in May 2015, but slightly up 1.07 percent from the 1,122 received in April 2016, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

April 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 83.4 percent in April, seasonally adjusted, rising after three months of decline from January to March.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

May 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2 percent in May from April, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Federal Register Notice: GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Testing
This notice announces to the public that it will conduct additional testing of Global Positioning System/Global Navigation Satellite System (GPS/GNSS) receivers this July as part of the DOT Adjacent Band Compatibility Study. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
This notice seeks public comments on the proposed shutdown and decommissioning of 62 the then-existing 84 Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) sites.
Friday, July 1, 2016

PacTrans (Region 10 UTC) Develops a Practical Data Analytics Tool for Network Performance Measures
In recent years vast quantities of data have become available through increasingly affordable and accessible data acquisition and communications technologies, including sensors, cameras, mobile location services, and others.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Geographic Databases Released for 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released the 2016 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) this week.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

April 2016 North American Freight Numbers
Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in April 2016 compared to April 2015 but declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.2 percent decrease to $90.4 billion in the total current dollar value of cross-border freight.

Monday, June 20, 2016

1st Quarter 2016 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2016, down from $7.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015 and virtually unchanged from $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Port Performance Working Group Members and Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), has appointed members to the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group, as specified in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Friday, June 17, 2016

April 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.6 percent more workers in April 2016 than in April 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

March 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 82.3 percent in March, seasonally adjusted, falling for the third consecutive month.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group
This notice announces a public meeting of the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group

Monday, June 13, 2016

April 2016 Complaints Down and On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year and March 2016
In April, the U.S. Department of Transportation received 1,122 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 20.9 percent from the total of 1,419 filed in April 2015 and down 21.5 percent from the 1,429 received in March 2016, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.3 percent in April from March, rising after two months of decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

One-Stop Bridge Data. New online tool combines multiple datasets for bridge performance analysis
In 2008 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) launched its largest and most robust bridge research endeavor, the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program, a 20-year study of U.S. bridges—our transportation network’s most critical links.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Record-high Number of Proposals Received for $377.5 Million University Transportation Centers Competition
Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Greg Winfree today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation received 212 applications for the competitive University Transportation Centers (UTC) grant program, where a maximum of $377.5 million in funding will be available over five years for up to 35 grants as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Friday, May 27, 2016

National Census of Ferry Operators Highlights
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Highlights of the 2014 National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO).

Thursday, May 26, 2016

March 2016 North American Freight Numbers
All five transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to March 2015.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (link is external), the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting a sample of airline passenger itineraries with the dollar value of the passenger ticket.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

March 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.9 percent more workers in March 2016 than in March 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, May 16, 2016

March 2016 Complaints About Airline Service Down From Previous Year and February 2016
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division in March 2016 were down 17.7 percent from March 2015 and down 5.0 percent from February 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rail Network Spatial Dataset
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released the rail network and rail nodes portion of the 2016 National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

February 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.5 percent in February, seasonally adjusted, falling for the second consecutive month.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.9 percent in March from February, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders: InTrans Offers Collaborative STEM Activities Steered Toward Transportation
Knowing well the importance of education to the workforce of tomorrow, the Midwest Transportation Center (MTC, the Region 7 University Transportation Center) at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) teamed up with the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) to offer a series of annual workshops for Iowa teachers and students.

Monday, May 2, 2016

4th Quarter 2015 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $25.6 billion in 2015 up from $7.5 billion in 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

February 2016 North American Freight Numbers
Two transportation modes – rail and truck – carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in February 2016 than in February 2015.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4th-Quarter 2015 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $363 in the fourth quarter of 2015, down 8.3 percent from $396 in the fourth quarter of 2014, falling to the lowest level since 2010, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, April 22, 2016

2015 Border Crossing/Entry Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released 2015 Border Crossing/Entry Data.

Friday, April 22, 2016

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

February 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.8 percent more workers in February 2016 than in February 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) Notice of Request for Clearance of a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for an information collection related to the nation's ferry operations.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

January 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.9 percent in January, seasonally adjusted, falling after a single month of growth from November 2015 to December 2015.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.7 percent in February from January, falling after two months of growth, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

February 2016 On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, January 2016
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 83.6 percent in February 2016, up from both the 72.8 percent on-time rate in February 2015 and the 81.3 percent mark in January 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Monday, April 11, 2016

SBIR Selects 3 Awardees to Receive Research Grants
Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program recently named three awardees that will receive funding to move forward with their research.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Study of Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety
The growth of bikesharing in the United States has had a transformative impact on urban transportation.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bike-Share Stations in the U.S
The U.S. has a total of 2,655 bike share stations in 65 cities, according to a new report Bike-Share Stations in the U.S. issued today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2015 (TSAR).

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Transportation Research and Development Strategic Plan
Section 6019 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act; Pub. L. 114–94; December 4, 2015; codified at 49 U.S.C. 6503) requires that the Secretary develop a 5-year transportation research and development strategic plan to guide future Federal transportation research and development activities. The FAST Act states that the strategic plan shall ‘‘describe how the plan furthers the primary purpose of the transportation research and development program.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

January 2016 North American Freight Numbers
All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in January 2016 than in January 2015.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

2015 U.S.-Based Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 895.5 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2015, 5.0 percent more than the previous record high of 853.1 million reached in 2014.

Friday, March 18, 2016

2015 North American Freight Numbers
All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico by value in 2015 than in 2014.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

January 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 4.1 percent more workers in January 2016 than in January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, March 14, 2016

January 2016 On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, December 2015
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 81.3 percent in January 2016, up from both the 76.8 percent on-time rate in January 2015 and the 77.8 percent mark in December 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) will hold a meeting on March 31, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT) in the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

2015 Annual and December U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines in 2015 reached all-time annual records for load factor, revenue passenger-miles (RPMs), available seat-miles (ASMs) and passenger enplanements.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Federal Register Notice: GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Testing
The Department of Transportation, through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), will begin testing Global Positioning System/Global Navigation Satellite System (“GPS/GNSS”) receivers this April pursuant to the DOT Adjacent Band Compatibility Study (“the Study”) test plan published with this notice.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.5 percent in January from December, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, March 4, 2016

National Transit Map Initiative
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched an initiative to create a National Transit Map, which is a critical missing element in the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

DOT Releases 30-Year Freight Projections
New projections released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces the Solicitation of Applications for the University Transportation Centers Program
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that a maximum of $377.5 million in funding will be available over five years for the University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program, including awards of up to $72.5 million for Fiscal Year 2016.

Monday, February 29, 2016

MATC Scholars Program Promotes Benefits of Graduate School to Under-Represented Student Groups
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce comprises only 26 percent women, 7 percent Hispanics, and 6 percent African Americans.
 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

December 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $86.7 billion in December 2015 as all modes of transportation – air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks – carried a lower total value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BTS Seeks Nominations for Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is seeking nominations for the newly-created Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

December 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in December 2015 than in December 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2015 Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during 2015 were up 29.8 percent from 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

November 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.8 percent in November, seasonally adjusted, after reaching a record high in October.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

December 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.4 percent in December from November, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

3rd-Quarter 2015 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $372 in the third quarter of 2015, down 6.2 percent from $396 in the third quarter of 2014, falling to the lowest level since 2010, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Webinar Schedule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has announced the schedule for Behind the Numbers: Exploring Transportation Statistics, a new series of quarterly webinar sessions providing insight into transportation statistics and information.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Federal Register Notice: Notice of Request for Clearance of a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for an information collection related to the nation's ferry operations.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Federal Register Notice: University Transportation Centers Program Competition
The United States Department of Transportation (the Department) is publishing this notice to give eligible nonprofit institutions of higher learning advance notice that they will have an opportunity to submit grant applications for the University Transportation Centers (UTCs) program (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 20.701).

Monday, February 1, 2016

Revised November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.9 percent in November from October, falling after a one-month rise, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Summer Internship Offers Real-World Research Experiences to Undergrads
A major focus of the Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety (ATLAS Center) is to support the development of a transportation workforce capable of designing, deploying, operating, and maintaining complex transportation systems of the future.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Novel Modes Workshop
This workshop served as an opportunity to stimulate ideas and fresh perspectives on how to improve the U.S. transportation system

Friday, January 29, 2016

Novel Surface Transportation Modes
This report summarizes an initial stage investigation into current research and development of alternative modal concepts.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

November 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $88.2 billion in November 2015 as all modes of transportation carried a lower total value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, January 22, 2016

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Friday, January 22, 2016

November 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.4 percent more workers in November 2015 than in November 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, January 15, 2016

November 2015 Airline On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, Down from October 2015
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 83.7 percent in November 2015, up from the 80.6 percent on-time rate in November 2014, but down from the 87.0 percent mark in October 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Freight Facts and Figures 2015
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Freight Facts and Figures 2015.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

October 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 85.0 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, reaching a record high monthly load factor with a second consecutive month of growth.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 1.0 percent in November from October, falling after a one-month rise, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, January 8, 2016

2nd-Quarter 2015 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $385 in the second quarter of 2015, down 2.8 percent from $396 in the second quarter of 2014, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, January 8, 2016

October 2015 North American Freight Numbers
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $96.6 billion in October 2015 as all modes of transportation carried less value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) .

Friday, January 8, 2016

2015 OST-R Transportation Technology Scan: A Look Ahead
This report identifies emerging technologies and innovative applications that may begin to have significant impacts on our transportation systems within three to five years.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Transportation in the United States: Highlights from 2015 Transportation Statistics Annual Report
The analysis contained in this report is taken from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Transportation Statistics Annual Report. National Transportation Statistics includes a comprehensive, extended time series for much of the data presented in this report.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2016
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2016 – a quick reference guide to significant transportation statistics.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Case Study of Maritime Disaster Yields Learning Tool
A new, two-part, teaching case study, Sinking of the Sewol: South Korea’s 2014 Ferry Disaster, was developed through Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

October 2015 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in October 2015 than in October 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

3rd Quarter 2015 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $9.3 billion in the third quarter of 2015, up from $5.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015 and up from $3.1 billion in the third quarter of 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, December 14, 2015

October Airline On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, Month
The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 87.0 percent in October 2015, up from both the 80.0 percent on-time rate in October 2014 and the 86.5 percent mark in September 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

September 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor rose to 84.1 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, following a one month decline.