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Transportation Economic Trends Report Released

Press Release Number: 
DOT 08-17
Date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Media Contact: 
Dave Smallen, 202-366-5568

Tuesday, January 10, 2017- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released Transportation Economic Trends, BTS’s first stand-alone volume on transportation and the economy. The 94-page report uses a variety of data series to highlight relevant trends and explain related measurement concepts. The topics covered in the report are the Transportation Services Index, a monthly summary of freight and passenger movement; what transportation contributes to the American economy; the costs that households and businesses pay for transportation; transportation-related employment; trends in transportation productivity; household spending on transportation goods and services; government transportation spending and revenue; and the value of transportation. The report will be regularly updated on the BTS website. The print version can be obtained by contacting BTS at 202-366-DATA or by e-mail at answers@dot.gov. Media contact Dave Smallen: 202-366-5568, david.smallen@dot.gov.