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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


U.S. Department of Transportation

Norman Y. Mineta

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Rick Kowalewski
Deputy Director

John V. Wells
Chief Economist

William J. Chang
Associate Director for Information Systems

Jeremy Wu
Acting Chief Statistician

Produced under the direction of:

Sharon Durant
Office of Survey Programs,
Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Major contributors:

Margaret Sweeney
Dawn Tucker

Other contributors:

Jonaki Bose
Sharon Durant
Lee Giesbrecht
Michele Janis
June Jones
Neil Russell
Hossain Sanjani

Special acknowledgment and thanks to:

John Benison
Director, DOT Disability Resource Center

Bryna Helfer
Former Director, Project ACTION
(Accessible Community Transportation in our Nation)

Alan Abeson
Director, Project ACTION

Marc Brenman
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Transportation


Chip Moore

Report layout and production:

Dorinda Edmondson

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Our mission: To lead in developing transportation data and information of high quality and to advance their effective use in both public and private transportation decisionmaking.

Our vision for the future: Data and information of high quality supporting every significant transportation policy decision, thus advancing the quality of life and the economic well-being of all Americans.

To obtain Freedom to Travel and other BTS publications

Mail: Product Orders
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, SW, K-15
Washington, DC 20590

Phone: 202-366-DATA [press 1]
Fax: 202-366-3197

BTS Information Service


Recommended citation

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics,
Freedom to Travel, BTS03-08
(Washington, DC: 2003).

All material contained in this report is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission; source citation is required.