This funding request contributes to the DOT Global Connectivity strategic objective and to the following performance outcomes:
Performance Outcome 2: Safer, more efficient and cost effective movement of passengers and cargo throughout international and domestic transportation systems, including U.S. ports of entry, modal and intermodal supply chains.
Performance Outcome 4: Enhanced competitiveness of U.S. transport providers and manufacturers in the global marketplace.
This request would allow RITA to:
The resources requested to achieve the performance outcomes are:
|Performance Goal 2|
|RD&T Transp. Futures/Freight & Travel||0||3,659,000||0|
|BTS – Freight, Travel, Compilations||16,711,000||19,095,000||18,615,000|
|Performance Goal 4|
|BTS – Airline Statistics, Economics||4,213,000||1,811,000||1,811,000|
|Strategic Objective Total||20,924,000||24,565,000||20,426,000|
|Strategic Objective Total FTE||76.6||85.6||76.6|
Freight Movement - To understand freight movement patterns that impact the efficient movement of cargo throughout the supply chain.
Agency Outcome Measure: Maintain a minimum 80% response rate on the Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) (reduce non-response bias). Goal: 80.0% in 2007
Agency Efficiency Measure: Improve cost efficiencies in acquiring international freight data (Transborder data). Goal: 10.0% reduction per annum over 5 years
Passenger Travel System – To provide information about passenger movement, including travel options, behaviors and patterns.
Agency Outcome Measure: Increase the response rate on the Omnibus Household Survey (OHS) (reduce non-response bias). Goal: 50.0%
Transportation System Information – To provide information about the state of transportation throughout all layers of the transportation system.
Agency Efficiency Measure: Improve cost efficiencies in the production of BTS’ major published reference products (Transportation Statistics Annual Report, National Transportation Statistics, and the Pocket Guide to Transportation Statistics). Goal: 10.0% reduction per annum over 5 years
Agency Outcome Measure: Improve coverage of legislative mandates in the annual Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) (degree to which we support our legislative mandate). Goal: 100.0%
|Freight Statistics /Domestic (BTS)||$7,705,000 / 23 FTE||1. Validate CFS data. 2. Finalize mileage calculations.||1. Mileage calculation data.||Transportation decision-makers are informed of key freight flow patterns and issues.|
|Freight Statistics/ International (BTS)||$3,018,000 / 11 FTE||1. Conduct outreach to assess needs. 2. Prepare border crossing and transborder data. 3. Design and test ITDS freight data system (partner).||1. Monthly transborder and border crossing data releases.||Transportation stakeholders have information about the current positioning of the US in international transportation environment.|
|Travel Statistics (BTS)||$2,947,000 / 14 FTE||1. Conduct Omnibus Survey on demand. 2. Run Confidential Close Calls reporting system.||1. Omnibus Surveys results. 2. Issue briefs and reports on various topics. 3. Rural travel analysis update.||DOT has a clear picture of the nature of passenger travel within the US and insights into where the system fails to meet the needs of travelers.|
|Compilations (BTS)||$4,945,000 / 20 FTE||1. Collect and maintain transportation data.||1. Publications & postings: TSAR, NTS and Pocket Guide. 2. Custom compilations on demand.||DOT and Congress have a clear picture of the state of transportation statistics and the overall state of transportation.|
Competitive Passenger Travel - To explore the competitiveness, cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the passenger travel environment.
Agency Output Measure: Increase the percentage of periodic data releases (airline traffic and financial data, Transportation Services Index, and Air Travel Price Index) that occurred on schedule (enable our stakeholders and customers predictable delivery of our datasets).
Industry & System Performance - To analyze information about the reliability and performance of the nation’s transportation system and the transportation industry.
Agency Output Measure: Increase the percentage of periodic data releases (airline traffic and financial data, Transportation Services Index, and Air Travel Price Index) that occurred on schedule (enable our stakeholders and customers predictable delivery of our datasets). Goal: 100%
Industry Economics - To explore the competitiveness and economic standing of the transportation industry.
|Airline Statistics/Industry Performance (BTS)||[$2,501,000 / 12 FTE]||1. Expand web-filing to additional states. 2. Maintain and operate airline data collections. 3. Continue data modernization project.||1. Data reports on airline financial performance. 2. Monthly airline traffic data releases.||Stakeholders are informed about the viability of the transportation industry.|
|Airline Statistics/Airline Performance (BTS)||[$1,718,000 / 7 FTE]||1. Data collection. 2. Data maintenance. 3. Continue data modernization project.||1. On-time data releases.||Stakeholders are better informed about transportation system efficiency, performance and reliability.|
|Transportation Economic Statistics (BTS)||$1,811 / 8.6 FTE||1. Analyze economic and financial data. 2. Develop economic indicators for transportation.||Electronic publishing: 1. Transportation Satellite Accounts, 2. Air Travel Price Index, 3. Government Transportation Financial Statistics, 4. multi-factor productivity measures, and 5. State Transit Expenditure Survey results.||Transportation decision-makers are informed about the economic impact of transportation and transportations impact on the economy.|