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2006 What's New

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Transportation Secretary Peters Certifies World's First Hydrogen Powered Santa Sleigh To Fly Through U.S. Airspace This Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - Saying that Santa “is going green,” U.S. <b></b>Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters today certified the first-ever hydrogen powered sleigh as safe to operate in U.S. airspace this holiday season.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Airline On-Time Performance Declines in October

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - In October, the nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights than in either the previous month or October of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Thursday, November 2, 2006

September's Airline On-Time Performance Better Than in August But Declines from Last Year

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - In September, the nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights better than August's performance but below the on-time rate posted the previous September, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Airlines Post Higher Rate of On-Time Flights, Lower Rate of Cancellations in August

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights and a lower rate of cancellations this past August than in either the previous month or August of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Airlines On-Time Performance Improves in July

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights this past July than in either the previous month or July of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).dot092_06.pdf

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Airlines On-Time Performance Slips in June

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights and a higher rate of cancellations this past June than in both the previous month and June of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Airlines On-Time Performance Drops in May

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights this past May than in either May 2005 or April 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Monday, June 12, 2006

Transportation Trends in Focus: Transportation Energy Use

Friday, June 12, 2009 - The Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration has released “A Time Series Analysis of Transportation Energy Use Per Dollar of Gross Domestic Product” (GDP), a report about the decline in transportation energy use relative to GDP. 

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Airlines On-Time Performance in April Better Than March But Slips From Previous Year

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past April that was higher than March's rate but down slightly from April 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Airlines On-Time Performance Improves in April 2005

Thursday, June 2, 2005 - The nation's largest airlines experienced improved on-time performance in April 2005 compared to both the previous month and April of last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Airlines On-Time Performance in March Better Than February But Slips From Previous Year

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past March that was higher than February's rate but down slightly from March 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

DOT Looking for Partner Universities to Tackle Nation’s Transportation Challenges Through Research and Technology

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 &#151; The U.S. Department of Transportation is inviting colleges and universities across the country to compete over the next two months to receive approximately $6 million in federal transportation research funds.&nbsp; The ten winning schools will be designated as Regional University Transportation Centers (UTC) for a three-year period.

Monday, April 3, 2006

Airlines Post Fewer On-Time Flights in February

Monday, April 3, 2006 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights this past February than in either January 2006 or February 2005, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

DOT Seeks Innovative Research Proposals from America’s Small Businesses

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - Companies are now able to compete for close to $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for development of research and technology solutions to transportation challenges facing the nation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced today.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in January

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in January, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags, Consumer Complaints Up in 2005 Over Previous Year

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - U.S. airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays, more reports of mishandled baggage and a higher number of complaints about airline service in 2005 than in 2004, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.