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Friday, April 20, 2018 - The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) spring 2018 update with three new data sets and eight updated data sets. The NTAD is a compilation of geospatial data sets representing the Nation’s transportation infrastructure, containing roadways, railways, and airports.

National Transportation Atlas Database Spring 2018 Update

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information. NTS consists of more than 260 tables of national data of which 56 were updated today.

BTS’ National Transportation Statistics Updated

Friday, April 20, 2018

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in February 2018 than in February 2017. February was the highest monthly full-time equivalent (FTE) employment total (432,232 FTEs) since December 2004 (436,909 FTEs) and was the 52nd consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.

February 2018 Passenger Airline Employment Data

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The average domestic air fare rose to $347 in the fourth quarter of 2017, rising 3.0 percent from $337 in the third quarter of 2016, which was the lowest inflation-adjusted quarterly average fare in 23 years of air fare records, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

4th-Quarter 2017 Air Fare Data

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

U.S. airlines’ January systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passenger enplanements fell to 71.6 million, 0.8 percent fewer than December, seasonally-adjusted, after growing three consecutive months from October 2017 to December 2017.

January 2018 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.1 percent in February from January, falling for the second consecutive month. The February 2018 index level (127.5) was 34.5 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.

February 2018 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Trucks moved freight valued at $60.6 billion between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in January 2018, up 10.2 percent compared to January 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Rail moved freight valued at $13.3 billion, up 0.6 percent during the same period.

January 2018 North American Freight Numbers

Friday, March 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its March 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of January 2018.  In January 2018, the reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.6 percent, up from the 76.0 percent on-time rate in January 2017, but slightly down from the 80.3 percent mark in December 2017. 

Airline On-Time Performance Up From January 2017, Slightly Down From December 2017

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 965.0 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2017, 3.4 percent more than the previous record high of 933.1 million reached in 2016. The systemwide increase was the result of a 3.0 percent rise from 2016 in the number of passengers on domestic flights (741.6 million passengers in 2017) and 4.8 percent growth from 2016 in passengers on U.S. and foreign airlines’ flights to and from the U.S. (223.4 million passengers in 2017).

2017 Traffic Data for U.S Airlines and Foreign Airlines U.S. Flights

Thursday, March 22, 2018


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