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Figure 1. Freight TSI modal data, January 2000-December 2016

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DateAir FreightRail CarloadsRail IntermodalPipelineTruckingWaterborneRecession
Jan-000.9601.0160.9980.9591.0721.1200
Feb-000.9821.0151.0031.0001.0650.9850
Mar-000.9691.0080.9990.9440.9881.0620
Apr-000.9971.0011.0020.9860.9711.0290
May-000.9851.0051.0011.0220.9731.0630
Jun-000.9830.9970.9900.9960.9970.9820
Jul-000.9751.0010.9930.9540.9711.0040
Aug-001.0051.0020.9900.9950.9960.9780
Sep-001.0751.0131.0040.9980.9880.9820
Oct-001.0320.9971.0251.0180.9910.9680
Nov-001.0190.9750.9991.0380.9980.9790
Dec-001.0180.9690.9961.0910.9910.8480
Jan-010.9950.9990.9911.0190.9980.9320
Feb-010.9921.0020.9750.9981.0050.9640
Mar-010.9651.0120.9871.0130.9910.9521
Apr-010.9401.0030.9601.0070.9800.9701
May-010.9421.0010.9510.9921.0040.9441
Jun-010.9650.9920.9660.9570.9920.9931
Jul-010.8760.9680.9590.9860.9900.9631
Aug-010.9030.9820.9770.9981.0020.9981
Sep-010.7970.9850.9891.0040.9940.9921
Oct-010.8730.9980.9881.0310.9940.9491
Nov-010.8520.9970.9820.9600.9950.9511
Dec-010.8770.9870.9620.9520.9920.9460
Jan-020.8870.9890.9650.9651.0050.9640
Feb-020.8860.9891.0070.9671.0250.9570
Mar-020.9220.9510.9990.9971.0060.9250
Apr-020.9250.9781.0181.0101.0120.9210
May-020.9410.9791.0341.0031.0280.9350
Jun-020.9720.9991.0471.0161.0270.9490
Jul-020.9840.9891.0451.0261.0430.9580
Aug-020.9731.0001.0580.9951.0440.9400
Sep-020.9450.9911.0381.0001.0560.9500
Oct-021.2070.9800.9461.0041.0550.9610
Nov-021.1300.9861.0391.0191.0581.0000
Dec-021.0770.9901.0411.0261.0690.9540
Jan-031.1110.9801.0601.0131.0580.9190
Feb-031.0790.9771.0681.0221.0570.8660
Mar-031.0640.9701.0750.9801.0590.9150
Apr-031.0650.9771.0830.9801.0610.9250
May-031.0790.9731.0790.9861.0490.8890
Jun-031.0450.9821.0810.9491.0510.9030
Jul-031.0900.9841.0940.9751.0630.8990
Aug-031.0990.9881.0660.9911.0550.9120
Sep-031.0781.0011.1010.9851.0680.9400
Oct-031.1211.0031.1121.0011.0860.9510
Nov-031.1191.0021.1210.9811.0830.9480
Dec-031.1161.0061.1260.9901.1091.0370
Jan-041.1341.0131.1361.0151.0950.9860
Feb-041.2171.0041.1371.0301.1040.9640
Mar-041.1761.0121.1840.9841.1340.9400
Apr-041.2041.0171.1931.0001.1330.9560
May-041.2081.0231.2001.0131.1270.9570
Jun-041.2151.0101.2060.9861.1400.9470
Jul-041.2531.0181.2110.9701.1390.9700
Aug-041.2071.0101.1900.9631.1280.9850
Sep-041.2670.9981.2051.0021.1310.9470
Oct-041.2871.0181.2341.0101.1281.0300
Nov-041.2711.0241.2601.0161.1391.0020
Dec-041.2891.0191.2601.0281.1320.9920
Jan-051.2951.0181.2580.9981.1790.9200
Feb-051.2601.0581.2880.9921.1530.9820
Mar-051.2641.0361.2481.0191.1421.0020
Apr-051.2671.0411.2460.9911.1550.9960
May-051.2661.0151.2600.9871.1441.0530
Jun-051.2901.0121.2490.9881.1430.9550
Jul-051.2791.0151.2711.0181.1400.9620
Aug-051.2621.0141.2790.9951.1580.9200
Sep-051.2871.0201.2870.9481.1530.8200
Oct-051.2840.9931.3150.9221.1500.8620
Nov-051.2811.0131.3170.9471.1810.8920
Dec-051.2841.0261.3380.9921.1530.8930
Jan-061.2611.0681.3440.8941.1530.9150
Feb-061.2421.0361.3040.9421.1410.9510
Mar-061.3101.0371.3330.9601.1340.9790
Apr-061.2891.0301.3670.9581.1340.9230
May-061.2681.0541.3500.9791.1630.9280
Jun-061.3031.0511.3520.9941.1500.9290
Jul-061.2751.0291.3491.0231.1400.9090
Aug-061.3121.0241.3611.0101.1030.8900
Sep-061.3211.0241.3560.9841.1401.0270
Oct-061.2821.0121.3421.0031.1300.8880
Nov-061.3151.0011.3250.9701.0970.8860
Dec-061.3071.0431.3470.9241.1250.9140
Jan-071.2981.0011.3290.9461.1160.9230
Feb-071.3140.9941.3391.0531.1220.8730
Mar-071.3121.0011.3340.9891.1400.9410
Apr-071.2761.0061.3160.9971.1170.9530
May-071.2941.0031.3180.9871.1180.9480
Jun-071.2741.0301.3350.9881.1060.9330
Jul-071.2830.9991.3100.9761.1060.8760
Aug-071.3081.0101.3011.0451.1150.8080
Sep-071.3031.0141.3171.0111.1030.9050
Oct-071.2941.0101.2930.9981.1290.9090
Nov-071.2961.0241.3100.9931.1270.8820
Dec-071.2871.0151.3000.9971.1300.9051
Jan-081.3131.0131.2911.0111.1650.9211
Feb-081.2811.0141.3021.0041.1450.8881
Mar-081.2651.0031.2771.0071.1460.7481
Apr-081.3031.0131.2731.0001.1530.8231
May-081.2811.0111.2911.0001.1520.8451
Jun-081.2040.9931.2790.9921.1600.7451
Jul-081.2191.0211.2930.9721.1510.8541
Aug-081.1971.0011.2720.9501.1260.8671
Sep-081.1570.9711.2660.8931.1260.8241
Oct-081.1420.9811.2540.9901.1060.8471
Nov-081.0170.9231.2070.9901.0900.8281
Dec-080.9780.8681.1010.9871.0590.7671
Jan-090.9700.8491.1280.9911.0310.7661
Feb-090.9920.8821.0590.9651.0590.8311
Mar-090.9120.8241.0650.9701.0100.7421
Apr-090.9660.7791.0580.9630.9960.7421
May-090.9590.7671.0470.9451.0210.7001
Jun-091.0070.8051.0440.9361.0040.7891
Jul-091.0260.8431.0570.9421.0250.7910
Aug-091.0310.8321.0680.9391.0420.8080
Sep-091.0740.8331.0790.9771.0470.7530
Oct-091.1150.8211.1080.9591.0400.6860
Nov-091.1290.8461.1300.9451.0590.8070
Dec-091.1460.8231.1370.9831.0690.7800
Jan-101.1290.8451.1750.9961.0710.8470
Feb-101.1590.8691.1701.0111.0860.9180
Mar-101.1090.8861.2070.9761.0910.9430
Apr-101.1700.9011.1830.9721.0940.9770
May-101.2080.8911.2170.9941.0900.9510
Jun-101.2100.8861.2430.9881.0890.9740
Jul-101.2070.8921.2641.0131.0940.9450
Aug-101.2020.8851.2791.0371.0870.9400
Sep-101.2120.8961.2711.0131.0950.9630
Oct-101.2210.8961.2670.9961.1110.9400
Nov-101.2010.8841.2631.0061.1060.9460
Dec-101.2040.8901.2701.0681.1200.9390
Jan-111.2260.9101.2771.0221.1350.9510
Feb-111.2020.9071.2961.0101.1300.9600
Mar-111.2370.9181.2861.0011.1590.9030
Apr-111.2540.9081.3050.9931.1490.9310
May-111.2030.8961.3121.0101.1320.8590
Jun-111.1880.8951.2921.0091.1530.9580
Jul-111.2070.8821.2831.0271.1440.9870
Aug-111.1980.8871.2891.0171.1550.9890
Sep-111.1880.9031.2981.0171.1640.9800
Oct-111.1710.9141.3151.0151.1690.9610
Nov-111.1740.9061.3181.0161.1780.9530
Dec-111.1900.9361.3601.0121.2240.9540
Jan-121.1250.9181.3271.0001.1660.9730
Feb-121.2210.8871.3070.9961.1830.9630
Mar-121.2060.8681.3370.9601.1900.9430
Apr-121.1810.8601.3401.0371.1820.9530
May-121.2120.8711.3431.0821.1790.9750
Jun-121.2040.8851.3681.0901.1950.9230
Jul-121.1740.8751.3551.0841.1960.9270
Aug-121.1800.8751.3481.0801.1870.9220
Sep-121.1880.8681.3551.0521.1840.9160
Oct-121.0980.8541.3461.0731.1600.9470
Nov-121.1650.8671.3311.0581.1830.9560
Dec-121.1200.8831.3511.0291.1940.9680
Jan-131.1760.8651.4231.0201.2220.9540
Feb-131.1560.8831.4361.0501.2350.9610
Mar-131.1440.8711.3711.0921.2360.9580
Apr-131.1270.8631.3351.0651.2400.9170
May-131.1070.8781.3741.0481.2620.9250
Jun-131.1300.8801.3821.0461.2600.9530
Jul-131.1130.8671.3951.0471.2590.9570
Aug-131.1380.8771.4131.0481.2650.9470
Sep-131.1080.8701.4221.0581.2740.9250
Oct-131.1280.8661.4311.0621.2650.9380
Nov-131.1080.8831.4451.0991.3020.9400
Dec-131.1380.8671.4461.1321.2790.9280
Jan-141.1270.8731.4241.1131.2390.9370
Feb-141.0930.8761.4441.1331.2690.9440
Mar-141.1240.9091.4741.1201.2780.9740
Apr-141.1480.9231.4761.0851.2880.9890
May-141.1810.9341.4771.0821.2980.9850
Jun-141.1520.9131.4751.0541.2950.9850
Jul-141.1970.9201.4811.0451.3001.0060
Aug-141.1750.9001.4731.0671.3171.0210
Sep-141.1450.8951.4971.0951.3211.0220
Oct-141.1690.9031.5061.1031.3281.0270
Nov-141.1780.8961.4911.1451.3421.0310
Dec-141.1740.9401.5121.1251.3321.0410
Jan-151.1750.9261.4491.1401.3221.0290
Feb-151.2270.8721.3471.2001.3090.9850
Mar-151.1440.8801.5641.1781.3390.8860
Apr-151.1760.8771.5431.1501.3091.0160
May-151.1580.8511.5341.1591.3271.0500
Jun-151.1450.8431.5341.1741.3261.0030
Jul-151.1550.8571.5341.1781.3390.9900
Aug-151.1230.8541.5311.1741.3510.9880
Sep-151.1610.8451.5131.1831.3450.9670
Oct-151.1540.8391.4941.1981.3510.9960
Nov-151.1430.8031.4821.1591.3390.9680
Dec-151.1580.7921.4691.1351.3550.9570
Jan-161.1590.7761.5151.1621.3700.9500
Feb-161.0920.7851.5161.1321.3530.9510
Mar-161.1410.7551.4491.1211.3420.9550
Apr-161.1520.7421.4201.1951.3690.9570
May-161.1520.7591.4591.2071.3600.9710
Jun-161.1800.7851.4511.2221.3630.9590
Jul-161.1760.7921.4481.2291.4050.9410
Aug-161.1950.7891.4611.2401.3560.9460
Sep-161.2180.7951.4521.1931.3350.9670
Oct-161.2130.7901.4741.1861.3690.9640
Nov-161.2410.8061.5111.1471.3780.9610
Dec-161.2260.7991.5711.2131.3840.9720
Notes: 

Data are seasonally adjusted and indexed. Economic recessions as defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research

Source: 

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, seasonally adjusted transportation data, available at www.bts.gov