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Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2018

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – The 23rd edition of the Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR), a congressionally-mandated report, is now available from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. TSAR 2018 presents key transportation indicators along with an overview of the transportation system. It also includes data and statistics on passenger travel, freight movement, transportation and the economy, system reliability, safety, energy use and environmental impacts.

Notable emphases in this year’s report include:

• more treatment of automated transportation systems, e-commerce and other information technology interactions affecting transportation;

• transportation system resilience in addressing natural disasters and human caused disruptions such as cyber-attacks;

• the first national update on local travel since 2009 due to the release of the 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) by the Federal Highway Administration;

• national data from the Freight Analysis Framework, with projections to 2045, and a discussion of e-commerce;

• an updated and more comprehensive treatment of the economics of transportation;

• the latest safety statistics for all modes of transportation updated through 2017; and

• energy usage and environmental impacts of transportation.

In addition, the report focuses on closing data gaps and improving the ways in which transportation statistics are collected, compiled, analyzed, and published. TSAR is a report of the BTS Director to the President and Congress. The complete report or individual sections may be downloaded directly from the BTS website. This publication can also be obtained by ordering online or by e-mail.

Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2019