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2008 What's New

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in October

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past October than in either October of last year or in September 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

SafeTrip-21 Brings Innovative Technologies to Improve Safety and Mobility to the East Coast

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - It will soon be a lot easier for I-95 travelers to get information about traffic backups, construction information and other delays thanks to a new $6.4 million partnership announced by Paul R. Brubaker, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). 

Friday, November 7, 2008

Air Cargo Carrier Snapshots

Friday, November 7, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has posted snapshots for 24 air cargo carriers on its website. The snapshots provide the most recent domestic data for each of the carriers, including: Summary Data on revenue ton-miles, cargo and markets served, top domestic markets, revenues and costs, top origin and destination city-pairs, and fuel efficiency.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in September

Friday, November 7, 2008 - Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past September than in either September of last year or in August 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Friday, October 10, 2008

National Transportation Statistics Updated: Includes Freight Ton-Miles Tabulations through 2006

Friday, October 10, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated a special tabulation of ton-miles of freight by mode for 2006. BTS estimates for air, truck, rail, water, and pipelines were developed using a more comprehensive approach than was used in prior estimates. 

Friday, October 3, 2008

Changes to List of Airports for 2009 Flight Delays

Friday, October 3, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) will not require airlines to report 2009 on-time data for Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in August

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - Flights operated by the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past August than in both the previous month and August 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Friday, September 19, 2008

2007 Border-Crossing Data

Friday, September 19, 2008 - The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 11.4 million in 2007, 0.3 percent higher than in 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in July

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - Flights operated by the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past July than in both the previous month and July 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 

Friday, August 29, 2008

News Digest

BTS Releases Reports on 2006 National Census of Ferry Operators. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released Highlights of the 2006 National Census of Ferry Operators, a special report about ferry service in the U.S.

Monday, August 11, 2008

America Gets New Glimpse of Hydrogen Powered Future During Historic Two Week Road Tour Across the United States

Monday, August 11, 2008 - Americans will have a unique opportunity to see what the future holds for hydrogen in the United States with the launch of an historic two-week, cross country trek of a fleet of clean, efficient hydrogen vehicles.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

June Airline On-Time Performance Better than Last Year, Down from May

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - Flights operated by the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past June than in June of last year, but at a lower rate than in May 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 

Monday, July 7, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in May

Monday, July 7, 2008 - The largest U.S. airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past May was higher than in both the same month last year and April 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The rates of flight cancellations and mishandled baggage also declined compared to the same periods, according to the report.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

U.S. DOT Partners with Caltrans to Move California Drivers One Step Closer To Instant Travel Information and Safety Technologies

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - San Francisco Bay Area commuters will have access to cutting-edge real-time traffic, transit and road safety information as a result of a $12.4 million partnership announced today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). 

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in April

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - The largest U.S. airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past April was higher than in both the same month last year and March 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The rates of flight cancellations and mishandled baggage also declined compared to the same periods, according to the report.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance in March Better Than in February

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - The largest U.S. airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past March was lower than in the same month last year but higher than the rate recorded in February, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance in February Better Than Last Year, Slips from January

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - The nation’s largest airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past February was lower than in January but higher than in the same month last year while February flights were cancelled at a higher rate than in January 2008 but at a lower rate than in February 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Department of Transportation Releases Study of Potential Environmental Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure in U.S. Central Gulf Coast

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a study on the potential impacts of climate changes and land subsidence, the natural sinking of an area’s land mass, on transportation infrastructure in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Today’s release is phase one of a three part study. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Airline On-Time Performance in January Better Than December, Slips From Previous Year

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - The nation’s largest airlines’ rate of on-time flights this past January was higher than in December but lower than in January 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags, Consumer Complaints Increase in 2007

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - U.S. airlines experienced a lower rate of on-time flights and more reports of mishandled baggage last year than in 2006, and passengers filed more complaints with the government about airline service than they did the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today. 

Thursday, January 3, 2008

U.S. Airlines Report Fewer Flight Delays, Cancellations, Mishandled Bags in November

Thursday, January 3, 2008 - The nation’s largest airlines recorded lower rates of flight delays, cancellations and mishandled bags this past November than during both the same month last year and in October 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).