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  • January 28, 2020
    Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in November 2019:Total Transborder Freight: $99.0 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, down 3.9% compared to November 2018Most-used mode: Trucks moved $62.7 billion of freight, down 4.1% compared to November 2018Second most-used mode: Railways moved $14.0 billion of freight, down 7.4% compared to November 2018
  • News Digest:

    January 24, 2020
    Friday, January 24, 2020 - The Winter 2020 update to the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) was released today with one new dataset and 11 updated datasets.NTAD is a Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) compilation of geospatial datasets representing the nation’s transportation infrastructure, containing roadways, railways, waterways, and airports.
  • January 22, 2020
    U.S. domestic air fares in the third quarter of 2019 of $345 were the lowest on record, inflation adjusted, based on Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) records dating from 1995.  The third-quarter 2019 fares were down 1.2% from the previous low of $349 in the third quarter of 2018.Adjusted for inflation, (constant 2019 dollars) the 3Q 2019 air fare was:Down 1.2% from 3Q 2018 ($349)Down 3.6% from 2Q 2019 ($358). The second-quarter fare was revised from $364 in the previous release after Frontier Airlines refiled second-quarter data. Frontier’s revised second-quarter and third-quarter data are included in this release.Down 18.3% from 3Q 2014 ($422)
  • January 21, 2020
    The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.9% more workers in November 2019 than in November 2018:November’s 452,668 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was the highest employment total since March 2003 (458,598 FTEs).  November was the 73rd consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.
  • January 17, 2020
    The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) estimates that U.S. airlines carried more passengers in 2019 than in any previous year. For the full year 2019, January through December, U.S. airlines carried 925.5 million passengers, the highest total based on comparable records since 2003. The annual number has reached a new high for five consecutive years. The 2019 estimated passenger total is up 4.1% from 2018, up 9.0% from 2017 and up 12.3% from 2016. Numbers are unadjusted with 2019 consisting of 10 months reported data and two months estimated.

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