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BTS Updates Datasets to National Transportation Atlas Database, Spring 2024

Friday, May 3, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released its spring 2024 update to the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD), a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, networks, and associated infrastructure.

In this release, Amtrak stations were updated using a dataset provided directly by Amtrak.

The updated layers in this release include:

  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO);
  • Alternative Fuel Corridors;
  • Bikeshare Scooter System;
  • National Parks;
  • 118th Congressional Districts – attributes updated weekly;
  • Alternative Fueling Stations – updated daily;
  • Inland Electronic Navigational Charts;
  • Dams – updated weekly;
  • Aviation Facilities – updated monthly;
  • Runways – updated monthly;
  • Nonattainment Areas;
  • North American Rail Network Lines;
  • North American Rail Network Nodes;
  • Railroad Grade Crossings;
  • National Transit Map Stops;
  • National Transit Map Routes;
  • National Transit Map Agencies;
  • Intercity Bus Atlas;
  • Marine Highways;
  • 2023 Aggregated Airline Traffic Data by Origin and Destination;
  • Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data;
    • Highway Traffic Fatalities: 2022 Annual Report File (ARF);
    • Highway Traffic Fatalities: 2021 Final File;

The map below depicts the Ethan Allen Express Amtrak route, which runs from New York City to Burlington, Vermont.  Several of the stations served by this route have been added to the NTAD from a dataset provided directly by Amtrak.

Map of the Ethan Allen Express

About the National Transportation Atlas Database
NTAD data is available for download in comma separated values (CSV), Keyhole Markup Language (KML), Shapefile, GeoJSON, and File Geodatabase formats through the BTS Geospatial Data Catalog. Additionally, Web Feature Services (WFS) are available for NTAD datasets here, designated in NTAD by service names ending in “DS.” Also available are optimized services for faster rendering via vector tile services for 13 of the largest NTAD datasets designated in NTAD by service names ending in “VT.”

BTS now uses a dynamic NTAD publication cycle, with updated data released throughout the year as they become available from their respective government agencies. Follow BTS on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram or subscribe to email updates for announcements of additional dataset releases throughout the year. 

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