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Friday, December 23, 2011

Data Visualization Student Challenge Winners Announced

Friday, December 23, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, today announced that Kory Northrop of the University of Oregon and Ali Mostafavi of Purdue University were chosen as winners of the Data Visualization Student Challenge.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Airlines Report Seven Tarmac Delays Longer than Three Hours On Domestic Flights, 11 Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in October

Monday, December 12, 2011 - Airlines reported a total of seven tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and 11 tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in October, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report. 


Friday, December 2, 2011

Directive for 2012 On-Time Reporting


Friday, December 2, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued the annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for 2012. 


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Airlines Report Three Tarmac Delays Longer than Three Hours On Domestic Flights in September

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - Airlines reported a total of three tarmac delays longer than three hours on domestic flights in September, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report. 


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Airline On-Time Performance in August Improves Over July, Down from Previous Year

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - The nation’s largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights in August that was an improvement over July’s mark but down from August 2010’s on-time rate, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


Friday, August 19, 2011

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Major Test of Innovative Vehicle Safety Technology

Friday, August 19, 2011, WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that the University of Michigan will conduct a road safety field trial in Ann Arbor, MI using innovative technology equipment in everyday vehicles in a real-time environment. This advanced technology will be tested in a major study over the course of a year, and may help significantly reduce the number of vehicle crashes on our nation's roads. 


Friday, July 15, 2011

Public Perceptions on Transportation Characteristics of Livable Communities

Friday, July 15, 2011 - The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, today released Public Perceptions on Transportation Characteristics of Livable Communities, a special report presenting the findings of a 2009 survey asking participants the importance of different transportation features for their communities. 


Friday, July 15, 2011

Geographic Databases for 2011 Released

Friday, July 15, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the 2011 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week.


Friday, July 15, 2011

U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Rule to Require Airlines to Report More Data on Fees, Baggage and Mishandled Wheelchairs

Friday, July 15, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today proposed a new rule that will require airlines to report more information on the amount and types of fees collected from passengers, as well as the number of checked bags and mishandled wheelchairs. The proposal would revise current reporting requirements to improve data collection on the amount airlines receive from different, specific types of fees.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Airline On-Time Performance in May Improves from Previous Month but Down From Last Year

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival mark in May that was an improvement from April’s showing but down from the performance recorded in May 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Airline Financial Data for 4th Quarter 2010

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released airline financial data for the fourth quarter of 2010. 


Friday, June 24, 2011

Key Transportation Indicators: National Highway Construction Cost Index Added

Friday, June 24, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today expanded its Key Transportation Indicators with the addition of the National Highway Construction Cost Index, a measure of highway construction cost changes since 2003.


Friday, June 17, 2011

U.S. North American Transshipment Data

Friday, June 10, 2011 - In 2010, $60.8 billion of goods shipped between the United States and countries outside of North America passed through Canada or Mexico, according to a new transshipment database released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration. 


Friday, June 3, 2011

BTS Issues Transportation Statistics Annual Report

Friday, June 3, 2011 - The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today released Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) 2010.


Friday, May 20, 2011

BTS Announces Webinar Schedule

Friday, May 20, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, has announced its webinar schedule for 2011. 


Friday, May 20, 2011

Tsunami’s Impact on U.S. Trade and Transportation with Japan

Friday, May 20, 2011 - The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Preliminary Observations of the Tsunami's Impact on U.S. Trade and Transportation With Japan. 


Thursday, May 12, 2011

U.S. Department of Transportation to Test Connected Vehicle Technologies in Six Cities

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the six cities where it will hold Driver Acceptance Clinics for drivers to test new technologies that will help the department learn more about how drivers respond to vehicle-to-vehicle communications that can help reduce traffic accidents and save lives.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

No Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours in Four of the Last Six Months

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - March was the fourth month out of the last six that the nation's airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). A year ago, in March 2010, the carriers reported 25 tarmac delays longer than three hours. Carriers also reported a decrease in the rate of canceled flights in March compared to a year earlier. 


Friday, May 6, 2011

2010 Border Crossing/Entry Data

Friday, May 6, 2011 - The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.2 million in 2010, 9.4 percent more than in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Transportation Technology Video Challenge

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today announced the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Video Challenge, a new national competition showcasing innovative ways that local communities use smart transportation technology to improve safety, mobility and the environment. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

No Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours in February

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - The nation’s largest airlines reported no flights in February with tarmac delays of more than three hours, down from 60 flights in February 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


Monday, March 7, 2011

Long Tarmac Delays in January Down from Last Year

Monday, March 7, 2011 - The nation’s largest airlines reported only one flight in January with a tarmac delay of more than three hours, down from 20 flights in January 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 


Friday, February 18, 2011

Hazardous Materials Transportation

Friday, February 18, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released Hazardous Materials Highlights – 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS), a summary of the movement of 2.2 billion tons of hazardous materials on the nation's transportation network in 2007. 


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in 2010

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - The on-time performance of the nation's largest airlines improved in 2010 compared to the previous year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


Friday, January 28, 2011

America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad

Friday, January 28, 2011 - The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad, an overview of the movement of maritime freight handled by the nation's container ports in 2009 through mid-2010. 


Monday, January 24, 2011

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge

Monday, January 24, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today announced the Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge, a new national competition seeking ideas for using wireless connectivity between vehicles to make transportation safer, greener and easier. 


Friday, January 21, 2011

Reports on Ferry Operators, Intermodal Connections

Friday, January 21, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued two new special reports. Highlights of the 2008 National Census of Ferry Operators presents the biennial Ferry Census findings that 190 ferry operators across the nation provided service to an estimated 106 million passengers through nearly 500 terminals in 37 states and 3 U.S. territories, using a fleet of almost 700 active vessels. 


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

No Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours for the Second Month in a Row

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - November was the second month in a row that the nation's largest airlines reported no flights with tarmac delays of more than three hours, while the carriers reported only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights during the month, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).