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Trending and Forecasting

Trending and Forecasting

BTS performs trending, prediction, seasonal adjustment, and forecasting of transportation data. In addition, BTS forecasters also network with other federal transportation forecasters, primarily in DOT, but also in NASA, EIA and other transportation-related agencies, through quarterly meetings sponsored by BTS. Examples of current work in progress by the Trending and Forecasting team are:

  • Trending of BTS data
  • Seasonal adjustment and trending of data distributed by BTS
  • Econometric forecasting
  • Seasonal factors
  • Turning points in Transportation Services Index