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Port Performance Freight Statistics Program: Annual Report to Congress

This report is BTS’s first edition of the annual report on the Port Performance Freight Statistics Program, established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015, Section 6018. The goal of the program is “to provide nationally consistent measures of performance” of the nation’s...

Commodity Flow Survey

The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) is the primary source of national and state-level data on domestic freight shipments by American establishments. Data are provided on the types of commodities being moved, along with their origins and destinations, values, weights, modes of transportation, distance...

Freight Facts and Figures

This 11th edition of Freight Facts and Figures was developed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. It provides a snapshot of the volume and value of freight flows in the United States; the extent, condition, and performance of the physical network over which freight moves; the economic...

National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO)

On a biennial basis, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) conducts a census of all ferry operators operating in the United States and its territories.  The information collected from the census is maintained in a national ferry database containing information regarding ferry routes,...

National Transportation Statistics

National Transportation Statistics presents statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, the human and natural environment, and national security.  This is a large online document comprising more than 260 data tables plus data...

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures is a snapshot of the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States; the network over which passenger travel takes place; and the related economic, safety, and environmental aspects of passenger travel. An electronic version of this publication...

Pocket Guide to Transportation

The Pocket Guide to Transportation is a compilation of statistics that provides key information and highlights major trends for the U.S. transportation system. Intended as a compact transportation reference, this publication supports the mission of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to create...

State Transportation Statistics

State Transportation Statistics (STS) are a series of reports highlighting major federal databases and other national sources related to each state's infrastructure, safety, freight movement and passenger travel, vehicles, economy and finance, and energy and the environment. Along with tables...

Transportation Economic Trends

Transportation plays a vital role in the American economy: it makes economic activity possible, and serves as a major economic activity in its own right.

Transportation Geography of the United States

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released a newly updated double-sided wall map, Transportation Geography of the United States. The front of this map features a reference map of select U.S. transportation infrastructure and connections, including the National Highway System (NHS),...

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