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Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015

Press Release Number: 
DOT 81-15
Friday, September 18, 2015
Media Contact: 
Dave Smallen, 202-366-5568

Friday, September 18, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015, 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. The 94-page report summarizes the basic demographic and economic characteristics of the United States that contribute to the demand for passenger travel; examines travel patterns by household characteristics, trip purpose, and transportation mode; provides information on the extent, use and performance of the passenger transportation system; discusses the economic characteristics of passenger travel and tourism; and describes the safety, energy, and environmental impacts of passenger travel. It is intended as a companion to Freight Facts and Figures, which is produced by BTS. Contact Dave Smallen: 202-366-5568.