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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

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

October 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.8 Percent from October 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,178 workers in October 2013, 0.8 percent fewer than in October 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Scheduled Passenger Airlines Report Larger Net Profit in 3rd-Quarter of 2013
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $3.2 billion in the third quarter of 2013, an increase from a profit of $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Friday, December 13, 2013

September 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Up 0.9 Percent from September 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 58.0 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in September 2013, 0.9 percent more than in September 2012. The systemwide total was the result of a 0.8 percent increase in the number of domestic passengers (50.5 million) and a 1.9 percent increase in international passengers (7.4 million).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

October Airline Service Improved from Previous Year in all Major Categories
In October, airlines improved their on-time performance while posting a lower rate of canceled flights and mishandled baggage than the same period in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Freight Shipments Fell 0.7% in October from September
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.7 percent in October from September, the first monthly decline after three months of increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

American Industry Shipped 11.7 Billion Tons of Goods in 2012
American manufacturers and related industries shipped almost 11.7 billion tons of goods valued at more than $13.6 trillion in 2012, according to preliminary numbers 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.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Three of Five Modes Carried More U.S. NAFTA Trade in September 2013 than in September 2012
Three of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in September 2013 than in September 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 5.0 percent from year to year, according to the September NAFTA freight data released today by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Personal Vehicles Entered the United States Nearly 96 Million Times in 2012
Personal vehicles entered the United States nearly 96 million times in 2012, 33.1 million from Canada, and 62.7 million from Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).

Friday, November 29, 2013

Robotic Nondestructive Evaluation Tool Helps Bridge Engineers Validate Bridge Deck Condition Assessments
The RABIT™ bridge deck assessment tool sprung from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) program.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

September 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.6 Percent from September 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,165 workers in September 2013, 1.6 percent fewer than in September 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, November 22, 2013

DOT Soliciting Applications for University Transportation Center Grants.
As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking applications from eligible nonprofit institutions of higher education located in federal regions 3 (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) and 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington).

Thursday, November 21, 2013

August 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Down 0.1 Percent from August 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 67.7 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in August 2013, 0.1 percent fewer than in August 2012.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Federal Register Notice - University Transportation Centers Program
The United States Department of Transportation is publishing this notice to give eligible nonprofit institutions of higher education located in Federal Regions 3 and 10 advance notice that they will have an opportunity to submit applications for a grant as a Regional Center in the University Transportation Centers (UTCs) program.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 0.8% in September from August
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.8 percent in September from August, rising for the third consecutive month 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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Three of Five Modes Carried More U.S. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012
Three of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in August 2013 than in August 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 2.0 percent from year to year, according to the August NAFTA freight data released today by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2nd-Quarter 2013 Domestic Air Fare Down 3.6% from 2nd Quarter 2012 (Adjusted for Inflation)
The average domestic air fare decreased to $378 in the second quarter of 2013, down 3.6 percent from the average fare of $392 in the second quarter of 2012, measured in constant 2013 dollars, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting
This notice announces, pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (72; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS).

Friday, November 1, 2013

The White House Issued a Challenge…the University of Memphis Accepted
Challenge: Increase the breadth of women participating in the transportation workforce. Challenge Accepted

Friday, November 1, 2013

Directive for 2014 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 2014.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

August 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.2 Percent from August 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,328 workers in August 2013, 2.2 percent fewer than in August 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Monday, October 28, 2013

July 2013 U.S. Airline Systemwide Passengers Unchanged from July 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 69.2 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in July 2013, the same as in July 2012.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) will hold a meeting by web conference on November 18, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Airline On-Time Performance in August Down From Previous Year, Up From July
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 78.8 percent in August, down from the 79.1 percent on-time rate from August 2012, but up from the 73.1 percent mark from July 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 0.4% in August from July
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4 percent in August from July, rising for the second consecutive month to reach the second highest level in the history of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

Friday, October 4, 2013

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

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Agency Information Collection: Activity Under OMB Review: Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space-BTS Form 251
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 is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-instatement of an expired collection.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Accounting and Reporting Directive
This Accounting and Reporting Directive updates the reporting groups for filing the Form 41 report during calendar year 2014.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Innovative Approaches to Educate Our Future Transportation Workforce
In April 2012, the Council of University Transportation Centers sponsored a National Transportation Workforce Summit to address the dynamic needs of the future transportation workforce

Monday, September 30, 2013

Largest Airlines Report Larger Net Profit in 2nd-Quarter of 2013
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $2.1 billion in the second quarter of 2013, an increase from a profit of $700 million in the second quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Monday, September 30, 2013

DOT RD&T Strategic Plan FY2013-2018
This plan is required by Congress; Section 52013 of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) amends Title 23, United States Code (USC) Section 508, “Transportation Research and Development Planning,” and states that the Secretary shall develop a five-year DOT strategic plan for research, development, and technology activities.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Four of Five Modes Carried More U.S. NAFTA Trade in July 2013 than in July 2012
Four of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in July 2013 than in July 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its NAFTA partners rose 6.3 percent from year to year, according to the July North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) freight data released today by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $63 Million in University Transportation Center Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today announced approximately $63 million in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

July 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.6 Percent from July 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,070 workers in July 2013, 2.6 percent fewer than in July 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

June 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Up 0.7% from June 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 67.1 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in June 2013, 0.7 percent more than in June 2012.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Airlines Report 13 Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, Three Tarmac Delays Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in July
Airlines reported 13 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and three 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.
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 0.3% in July from June
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3 percent in July from June, rising after a one month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ITS Joint Program Office; Notice of Meeting
This notice announces the cancellation of the Connected Vehicle Planning and Policy Stakeholder Meeting.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Disruption in the Driver’s Seat: How Technological Advancements are Changing What We Do in the Car and on the Road
The explosion of mobile computing in the last few years has fundamentally changed how people interact with technology on the roadway and the information it provides. Scenes that would have been the stuff of science fiction only a few years ago are now commonplace realities: a train full of commuters reading customized news feeds on handheld computer screens, a tourist speaking to his iPhone to ask for directions or translations of local signage, and advertisements that are “aware” of the audience’s location and demographics in real-time.

Friday, August 30, 2013

State Transportation Statistics 2012 with Mapping Application
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today released its annual State Transportation Statistics 2012 (STS) – a web-only reference guide to transportation data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BTS and BSEE to Develop Confidential Near-Miss Reporting System
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement (BSEE) have signed an interagency agreement to develop a confidential near-miss reporting system for use on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trucks Transported 60.7% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in June 2013
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation today released June North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) freight numbers showing that trucks carried 60.7 percent of the $93.5 billion of freight moved in June 2013 between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico.

Wednesday, August 28, 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 its annual free public meeting to provide an overview of the ITS JPO Connected Vehicle research program.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

June 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.4 Percent from June 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,441 workers in June 2013, 2.4 percent fewer than in June 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - August 2013
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

May 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Up 1.7% from May 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 64.8 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in May 2013, 1.7 percent more than in May 2012.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Freight Shipments Fell 0.2% in June from May
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.2 percent in June from May, declining after a one month increase, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Airlines Report Two Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, One Tarmac Delay Longer Than Four Hours on an International Flight in June
Airlines reported two 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.

Friday, August 9, 2013

News Digest - Transportation Statistics Annual Report
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2012.
 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Taking on Frozen Debris Lobes—Permafrost Experts, DOT Engineers Team Up in First-of-its-Kind Study
The day-to-day challenges of researchers and engineers at the Alaska University Transportation Center (AUTC) and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) range from strengthening bridge foundations in the most seismically active state in America to relocating coastal communities that are literally being washed into the sea.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Trucks Transported 60.8% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in May 2013
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation today released May North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) freight numbers showing that trucks carried 60.8 percent of the $98.6 billion of freight moved in May 2013 between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Connected Vehicle Planning and Policy Stakeholder Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will conduct a free public meeting focused on soliciting input from the planning community and related national associations on policy and legal aspects of Connected Vehicle implementation.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Industry Forums on the Next ITS Strategic Plan; Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will participate in four industry forums by facilitating workshops to generate feedback for the next ITS Strategic Plan (2015-2019).

Friday, July 26, 2013

DOT to Call for Innovative Research Proposals from Small Businesses
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks innovative proposals from small businesses interested in conducting research needed by the Department’s agencies.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

May 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.1 Percent from May 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 382,558 workers in May 2013, 2.1 percent fewer than in May 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1st-Quarter 2013 Domestic Air Fare Almost Unchanged from 1st Quarter 2012 (Adjusted for Inflation)
The average domestic air fare rose to $379 in the first quarter of 2013, up 0.1 percent from the average fare of $378 in the first quarter of 2012, measured in 2013 dollars (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

April 2013 U.S. Airline  System Passengers Down 0.9% from April 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 61.0 million scheduled systemwide passengers in April 2013, 0.9 percent fewer than in April 2012. The systemwide decrease was the result of a 0.9 percent decrease in the number of domestic passengers (53.2 million) and a 0.6 percent decrease in international passengers (7.8 million) (Tables 1, 7, 13).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Confidential Close Call Reporting System
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) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for renewal of information collection supporting a multi-year research study that aims at improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry

Monday, July 22, 2013

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 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space-BTS Form 251
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 reports on the number of passengers holding confirmed reservations that voluntarily or involuntarily give up their seats when the airline oversells the flight.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITS PAC) will hold a meeting on August 7, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST), and on August 8, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) in Salon F of the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

Friday, July 12, 2013

National Transportation Statistics Updated
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 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, July 12, 2013

Geographic Databases for 2013 Released.
Friday, July 12, 2013 -  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2013 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Notice of Request for Clearance of a new 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 to make changes to an existing information collection related to the Nation's ferry operations (National Census of Ferry Operators, OMB Control Number—2139-0009).

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

National Transportation Atlas Database 2013
The National Transportation Atlas Databases 2013 (NTAD) is a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Joint Merge: Improving Work Zone Traffic Flows
Prior research has shown that the commonly used "conventional" lane merge design (CLM), specified in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), can create long queues during peak hours and large numbers of rear end and side swipe crashes.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Largest Airlines Report Smaller Net Loss in 1st Quarter of 2013
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a net loss of $433 million in the first quarter of 2013, an improvement from a loss of $1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Trucks Transported 60.6% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in April 2013
Trucks carried 60.6 percent of the $99.0 billion of freight moved in April 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, followed by rail at 15.1 percent, vessels at 9.2 percent, pipelines at 6.8 percent and air at 3.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

April 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.4 Percent from April 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,748 workers in April 2013, 2.4 percent fewer than in April 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - June 2013
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

March 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Up 1.0% from March 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 65.1 million scheduled systemwide passengers in March 2013, 1.0 percent more than in March 2012.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Freight Shipments Fell 1.2% in April from March
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.2 percent in April from March, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

NURail - Developing a New Generation of Railway Professionals
Established by a grant issued in January 2012, the National University Rail Center (NURail) is the first USDOT-RITA Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) dedicated to the advancement of North American rail transportation.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

March 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.7 Percent from March 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,325 workers in March 2013, 2.7 percent fewer than in March 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Trucks Transported 60% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in March 2013
Trucks carried 60.0 percent of the $95.6 billion of freight moved in March 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, followed by rail at 16.5 percent, vessels at 8.1 percent, pipelines at 7.0 percent and air at 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Structurally Deficient Bridges on the National Highway System
This application enables users to locate Structurally Deficient Bridges on the National Highway System by selecting an area of interest such as a state, a county or a congressional district.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

February 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Down 1.2% from February 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 52.5 million scheduled systemwide passengers in February 2013, 1.2 percent less than in February 2012.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Largest Airlines Report Reduced Net Loss in 4th Quarter of 2012
The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a net loss of $145 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, improved from a loss of $602 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Freight Shipments Rose 0.3% in March from February
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3 percent in March from February, rising for the fifth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today.

Monday, May 6, 2013

4th-Quarter 2012 Domestic Air Fare Almost Unchanged from 4th Quarter 2011 (Adjusted for Inflation)
The average domestic air fare declined to $374 in the fourth quarter of 2012, down 0.2 percent from the average fare of $375 in the fourth quarter of 2011, measured in 2012 dollars (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting
This notice announces, pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (72; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS).

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Notice of Request for Clearance of a New 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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Potential of Side Camera Systems to Reduce Bus Side Collisions
Blind zones—those areas directly around a vehicle that the operator cannot see while driving—are a particular problem for transit drivers while changing lanes or turning.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Trucks transported 59% of U.S.-NAFTA trade in February 2013
Trucks carried 59.1 percent of the $88.4 billion of freight moved in February 2013 between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, followed by rail at 15.3 percent, vessels at 9.7 percent, pipelines at 7.7 percent and air at 3.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Figure 3).

Friday, April 26, 2013

News Digest - USDOT Releases Intelligent Transportation Systems Asset Viewer
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released an online, interactive mapping application that displays the location and types of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) assets deployed nationwide.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Multimodal Transportation Indicators - April 2013
This report provides a broad range of quarterly, monthly, and weekly statistics for the transportation community.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

February 2013 Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.5 Percent from February 2012
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,159 workers in February 2013, 2.5 percent fewer than in February 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

January 2013 U.S. Airline System Passengers Up 1.6% from January 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 55.3 million scheduled systemwide passengers in January 2013, 1.6 percent more than in January 2012. The systemwide increase was the result of a 1.5 percent increase in the number of domestic passengers (47.8 million) and a 2.3 percent increase in international passengers (7.5 million).