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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

October 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 384,700 workers in October 2014, 0.9 percent more than in October 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, December 15, 2014

3rd Quarter 2014 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $3.1 billion in the third quarter of 2014, down from $3.6 billion in the second quarter and virtually unchanged from $3.1 billion in the third quarter of 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

September 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 59.9 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in September 2014, 3.0 percent more than in September 2013.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

October On-Time Performance Slightly Down From September 2014
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 80.0 percent in October, down from the 81.1 percent mark in September 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

October 2014 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 0.3 percent in October from September, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2012 Commodity Flow Survey Final Estimates
Final estimates from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau, show that the nation’s manufacturing and wholesale establishments, mines, and mail-order houses shipped 11.3 billion tons of raw material and finished goods, valued at $13.9 trillion, and accounting for nearly 3.0 trillion ton-miles during 2012.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Research Confirms Transportation Index as Leading Indicator
The Transportation Services Indexes (TSI) are leading indicators of economic cycles, according to new research released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Monday, December 1, 2014

On the Right Track: UTCRS Raises Awareness of Transportation Engineering and Railway Safety in Rio Grande Valley
Since its October 2013 inception, the University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS) at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) and its consortium institutions, Texas A&M University (TAMU), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), have focused on raising awareness of transportation engineering and railway safety.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

September 2014 North American Freight Numbers
U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $102.2 billion in September 2014 as all five major transportation modes – air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks – carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in September 2013, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Friday, November 21, 2014

North American Transportation Statistics
New three-country data was added to the North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) Online Database in this week’s 10th annual website update.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

September 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 384,439 workers in September 2014, 1.1 percent more than in September 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Federal Register Notice: Agency Information Collection: Activity Under OMB Review: Report of Financial and Operating Statistics for Large Certificated Air Carriers
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 financial data from large certificated air carriers.

Monday, November 17, 2014

August 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 69.3 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in August 2014, 2.4 percent more than in August 2013.

Friday, November 14, 2014

UTC SAFETEA-LU Accomplishments
This booklet highlights the activity and significant accomplishments of the 60 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) reauthorized under the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

Friday, November 14, 2014

Federal Register Notice: Global Positioning System Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Workshop II
The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a second workshop to continue discussions of the Global Positioning System (GPS) Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment (the first workshop was held on September 18, 2014, in Cambridge, MA).

Friday, November 14, 2014

Highlights of Ferry Operators in the United States
This report highlights the findings of the 2010 National Census of Ferry Operators.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

September 2014 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 0.3 percent in September from August, rising for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year
Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were up 18.2 percent from the first nine months of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Collaborative Research on Transportation and Economic Competitiveness: Making Real-World Impact at NTC@Maryland
The theme of the National Transportation Center at the University of Maryland, College Park (NTC@Maryland), is "Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions for Economic Competitiveness."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2nd-Quarter 2014 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare increased to $396 in the second quarter of 2014, up 2.5 percent from the average fare of $386 in the second quarter of 2013, adjusted for inflation (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - October 2014
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

August 2014 North American Freight Numbers
U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $100.6 billion in August 2014 as all five major transportation modes – air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks – carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in August 2013, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Federal Register Notice: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting
This notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) on Wednesday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. E.S.T. at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Room E37-302, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC

Monday, October 20, 2014

August 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 384,478 workers in August 2014, 1.0 percent more than in August 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, October 17, 2014

July 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 71.8 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in July 2014, 3.8 percent more than in July 2013.

Friday, October 17, 2014

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. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Directive for 2015 Airline On-Time Reporting
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 2015.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

August Airline On-Time Performance Down From Previous Year, Up From July
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 77.7 percent in August, down from the 78.8 percent on-time rate in August 2013, but up from the 75.6 percent mark in July 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

August 2014 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 August from July, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Monday, October 6, 2014

USDOT-UTC Pedestrian/Bicycle Workshop
On September 29, 2014, the Department of Transportation hosted the first University Transportation Center (UTC) Workshop on Pedestrian and Bicycle Research.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Seeing the Unknown for Safer Bridges
Like an iceberg, a lot of what gives a bridge its strength is hidden. The question is, how much of a bridge's foundation is exposed, and how much is still hidden?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2014, a snapshot of 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.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

North American Freight Numbers July 2014
U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $101.1 billion in July 2014 as all five major transportation modes – air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks – carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in July 2013, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by theU.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Monday, September 22, 2014

2nd Quarter 2014 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $3.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014, up from $507 million in the first quarter of 2014 and $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, September 19, 2014

State Transportation Statistics 2014 with Mapping Application
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the 2014 State Transportation Statistics (STS) – a web-only reference guide to transportation data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

July 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 386,243 workers in July 2014, 1.3 percent more than in July 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, September 15, 2014

June 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 68.6 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in June 2014, 2.2 percent more than in June 2013.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

July 2014 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 0.9 percent in July from June, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

July Airline On-Time Performance Up, Cancellations Down From Previous Year, June
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 75.6 percent in July, up from both the 73.1 percent on-time rate in July 2013 and the 71.8 percent mark in June 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Smartphone-Based System Improves Safety and Mobility for Visually Impaired Pedestrians
Crossing a street isn't risk free for any pedestrian, but it's especially challenging for those who are blind or visually impaired.
 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

June 2014 North American Freight Numbers
U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $103.0 billion in June 2014 as all five major transportation modes – air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks – carried more freight by value in June 2014 than in June 2013, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

U.S. Freight on the Move: Highlights from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey Preliminary Data
Nearly 11.7 billion tons of freight, valued at $13.6 trillion, was transported about 3.3 trillion ton-miles in the United States in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).  In a special report released today, this and other highlights from the preliminary release of the 2012 Commodity Survey are provided for establishments in manufacturing, wholesale trade, mining and other selected industries.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - August 2014
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

June 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 385,475 workers in June 2014, 1.0 percent more than in June 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

May 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 65.8 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in May 2014, 1.5 percent more than in May 2013.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

June 2014 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, declined 0.9 percent in June from May, falling after four consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Journal of Transportation and Statistics Volume 10 Number 1
Paper titles in this journal are the following: Modeling School Bus Crashes Using Zero-Inflated Model; Crash Injuries in Four Midwestern States: Comparison to Regional Estimates; Investigation of the Impact of Corner Clearance on Urban Intersection Crash Occurrence; Application of the Bayesian Model Averaging in Predicting Motor Vehicle Crashes; Lane Width Crash Modification Factors for Curb-and-Gutter Asymmetric Multilane Roadways: Statistical Modeling; A Multidimensional Clustering Algorithm for Studying Fatal Road Crashes.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Airlines Report No Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, One Tarmac Delay Longer Than Four Hours on an International Flight in June
Airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on an international flight in June, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Safer-Sim Projects Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
The Safer-Sim University Transportation Center (UTC) recently awarded its initial research projects, including three that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1st-Quarter 2014 Air Fare Data
The average domestic air fare decreased to $381 in the first quarter of 2014, down 1.0 percent from the average fare of $384 in the first quarter of 2013, adjusted for inflation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today.

Friday, July 25, 2014

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 August 13, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT) at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209.

Friday, July 25, 2014

2013 Border Crossing/Entry Data
The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1 percent more than in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

May 2014 North American Freight Numbers
U.S.-NAFTA trade totaled $103.9 billion in May 2014 as four of five transportation modes – vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks – carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade than in May 2013, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Federal Register Notice: Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture Workshop; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host a free Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) public workshop meeting to present and seek input on the emerging results of its Connected Vehicle interfaces and standards analysis.

Monday, July 21, 2014

May 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 385,619 workers in May 2014, 1.1 percent more than in May 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Geographic Databases for 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics released the 2014 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week.

Monday, July 14, 2014

April 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 63.1 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in April 2014, 3.4 percent more than in April 2013.

Friday, July 11, 2014

National Transportation Statistics Updated
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 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 10, 2014

May 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6 percent in May from April, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

May Airline On-Time Performance Down, Cancellations Up From Previous Year, And Five Lengthy Tarmac Delays Reported
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 76.9 percent in May, down from both the 79.4 percent on-time rate posted in May 2013 and the 79.6 percent on-time rate posted in April 2014.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Transportation Satellite Accounts: Findings From 2002–2006
The Transportation Satellite Accounts (TSAs) provide a means for measuring the contribution of transportation services to the national economy.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Maximizing Pedestrians’ Perceptions of Safety Using Light Source Spectrum
Traditionally roadway infrastructure is developed with traffic safety and efficiency in mind, but recognition of the importance of pedestrian needs has been growing.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

April 2014 North American Freight Numbers
Two of five transportation modes – pipeline and trucks – carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in April 2014 than in April 2013 as U.S.-NAFTA trade rose to $100.1 billion, according to the TransBorder freight data released today by theU.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Monday, June 23, 2014

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $10.32 Million in University Transportation Center Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology today announced a total of $10.32 million in grants to two University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.

Monday, June 23, 2014

1st Quarter 2014 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $507 million in the first quarter of 2014, down from a profit of $7.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 and up from a loss of $392 million in the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Multimodal Transportation Indicators June 2014
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

April 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 384,265 workers in April 2014, 1.0 percent more than in April 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

March 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 66.4 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in March 2014, 2.0 percent more than in March 2013.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

April 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4 percent in April from March, rising for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

April Airline On-Time Performance Up, Cancellations Down From Previous Year, March
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.6 percent in April, up from both the 77.3 percent on-time rate posted in April 2013 and the 77.6 percent on-time rate posted in March 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Saving Lives and Reducing Injuries from Cross- Median Crashes
Vehicle run-off-road crashes typically account for 30 to 40 percent of all vehicle-related fatal crashes each year.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

March 2014 North American Freight Numbers
U.S.-NAFTA trade totaled $101.5 billion in March 2014, the second highest amount on record, as four of five transportation modes – air, vessel, pipeline, and trucks – carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade than in March 2013, according to the TransBorder freight data released today by theU.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

March 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 383,610 workers in March 2014, 0.8 percent more than in March 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

February 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 52.4 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in February 2014, 0.1 percent fewer than in February 2013.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.6 percent in March from February, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

March Airline On-Time Performance Down From Previous Year, Up from February
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 77.6 percent in March, down from the 79.8 percent on-time rate posted in March 2013, but up from the 70.7 percent on-time rate posted in February 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Monday, May 5, 2014

4th-Quarter and Annual 2013 Airline Financial Data
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $7.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from a loss of $188 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Next-Generation Wireless Sensing System for Transportation Infrastructure Safety
Researchers at the National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) are developing an advanced wireless monitoring system that not only weighs vehicles, it also captures data that can help measure the structural integrity of bridges and their response to traffic.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - April 2014
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Two of Five Modes Carried More U.S.-NAFTA Trade in February 2014  than in February 2013
Two of five transportation modes – truck and pipeline – carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in February 2014 than in February 2013, according to the TransBorder freight data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4th-Quarter 2013 Domestic Air Fare Up 0.3% from 4th Quarter 2012 (Adjusted for Inflation)
The average domestic air fare increased to $381 in the fourth quarter of 2013, up 0.3 percent from the average fare of $380 in the fourth quarter of 2012, adjusted for inflation in constant 2013 dollars (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, April 18, 2014

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 17, 2014

February 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.4 Percent from February 2013
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,985 workers in February 2014, 0.4 percent more than in February 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, April 11, 2014

January 2014 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Up 0.8 Percent from January 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 55.8 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in January 2014, 0.8 percent more than in January 2013.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

February Airline On-Time Performance Down From Previous Year, Up from January
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 70.7 percent in February, down from the 79.6 percent on-time rate posted in February 2013, but up from the 67.7 percent on-time rate posted in January 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in February from January
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in February from January, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Enhancing Disaster Resilience of Highway Bridges to Multiple Hazards
Disaster resilience is defined by the National Academies as "the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events," and that "enhanced resilience allows better anticipation of disasters and better planning to reduce disaster losses – rather than waiting for an event to occur and paying for it afterward" (Cutter et al. 2013).

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Severe weather impacted January 2014 U.S.-Canada freight flows
Severe weather in January impacted freight transportation, contributing to a decline in U.S.-Canada trade for the month.

Friday, March 21, 2014

January 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.5 Percent from January 2013
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,819 workers in January 2014, 0.5 percent more than in January 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Value of 2013 U.S.-NAFTA Freight on Surface Modes Rose from 2012;  Declined on Air and Vessel
Three of the five transportation modes – the surface transportation modes of truck, rail and pipeline – carried more U.S. trade with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico by value in 2013 than in 2012 while the value of freight transported by air and vessel decreased, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Total Passengers on U.S Airlines and Foreign Airlines Serving the U.S. Increased 1.3% in 2013 from 2012
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 826.0 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in 2013, 1.3 percent more than in 2012 and the highest total since 2007.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

January 2014 Airline On-Time Performance Down From Previous Year, December
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 67.7 percent in January, down from both the 81.0 percent on-time rate posted in January 2013 and the 68.9 percent on-time rate posted in December 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

December 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Up 6.1 Percent from December 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 62.5 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in December 2013, 6.1 percent more than in December 2012.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Freight Shipments Fell 2.8% in January from December
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 2.8 percent in January from December, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Global Positioning System Pre- Operational Civil Navigation; Message Continuous Broadcast
The purpose of this notice is to seek comment from the public and industry regarding plans by the United States Air Force to broadcast pre-operational L2C and L5 civil navigation (CNAV) messages from certain Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites beginning in April 2014.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Will Americans Support Fuel Tax Increases? The Answer Could Be Surprising
The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) backed research investigating whether Americans would support various Federal taxes to fund transportation, with a focus on what factors might make people feel more favorably towards a tax increase.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - February 2014
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Three of Five Modes Carried More U.S.-NAFTA Trade in December 2013 than in December 2012
Three of the five transportation modes – truck, vessel and pipeline – carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in December 2013 than in December 2012, according to the December TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Thursday, February 20, 2014

December 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Up 0.3 Percent from December 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,809 workers in December 2013, 0.3 percent more than in December 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

November 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Down 2.2 Percent from November 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 57.5 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in November 2013, 2.2 percent fewer than in November 2012.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Freight Shipments Fell 1.0% in December from November
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.0 percent in December from November, declining after a one-month rise, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2013 Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year
Airline consumer complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Aviation Consumer Protection Division during 2013 were down 14.1 percent from 2012, according to the DOT’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Agency Information Collection: Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Traffic and Capacity Statistics-The T-100 System
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of DOT requiring U.S. and foreign air carriers to file traffic and capacity data pursuant to 14 CFR 241.19 and Part 217, respectively.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Mission Intermodal Excellence
During the summer of 2013, the National Center for Intermodal Transportation and Economic Development (NCITEC) at Mississippi State University (MSU) hosted an on-site, 3-day training workshop with K-12 teachers from around Mississippi.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Three of Five Modes Carried More U.S. NAFTA Trade in November 2013 than in November 2012
Three of the five transportation modes – truck, rail and pipeline - carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in November 2013 than in November 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 1.3 percent from year to year, according to the November NAFTA freight data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

3rd-Quarter 2013 Domestic Air Fare Up 5.1% from 3rd Quarter 2012 (Adjusted for Inflation)
The average domestic air fare increased to $390 in the third quarter of 2013, up 5.1 percent from the average fare of $371 in the third quarter of 2012, measured in constant 2013 dollars (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

October 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Up 1.8 Percent from October 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 62.0 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in October 2013, 1.8 percent more than in October 2012.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

November Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year, October
Airline consumer complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during November were down 23.6 percent from November 2012 and down 11.9 percent from October 2013, according to the DOT’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Friday, January 10, 2014

National Transportation Statistics Updated
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2014
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2014 – a quick reference guide to significant transportation statistics.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in November from October
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in November from October, rebounding from a one-month delcine to reach its highest all-time level, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

U.S. - NAFTA Trade Exceeds $100B for First Time on Record
U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in October 2013 was $103.1 billion, up 4.5 percent from October 2012 and exceeding $100 billion for the first month on record, according to freight data released today by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Campus Transit Laboratory: Infrastructure for Research, Education, and Outreach
The Campus Transit Lab (CTL) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is a "living lab" for transit-related research investigations, educational activities, and outreach.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Connected Vehicle Research Program Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host a public meeting seeking stakeholder input and public sector guidance to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Connected Vehicle Systems.