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Port Performance Working Group

Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group was created in accordance with Section 6018 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (P.L. 114-94; Dec. 4, 2015; 129 Stat. 1312). The Working Group supported the early development of the Port Performance Freight Statistics Program, managed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The goal of the program is “to provide nationally consistent measures of performance” of the nation’s largest ports, and to report annually to Congress on port capacity and throughput. The Working Group made recommendations to the BTS Director on matters related to port performance measures; to identify a standard for port data; to specify standards for consistent port performance measures; to recommend statistics for measuring port capacity and throughput; and to develop a process to collect timely and consistent data.

Working Group Status

  • On December 4, 2016, the Working Group made its final recommendations to the BTS director and is now administratively inactive.

Working Group Background, Charter, and Membership List

    Federal Register Notices

    Past Working Group Meetings