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News and Statistical Releases

January 18, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

October 2011 Airline System Traffic Down 1.5 Percent from October 2010

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 61.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in October 2011. 

January 13, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

National Census of Ferry Operators Results

Friday, January 13, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the latest results from the biennial National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO) conducted in 2010-2011. Key findings indicate that 233 ferry operators across the nation provided service through nearly 520 terminals in 36 states and two U.S. territories, using a fleet of almost 640 active vessels.

January 12, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

Airlines Report One Tarmac Delay Longer than Three Hours On Domestic Flights, One Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights in November

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - Airlines reported only one tarmac delay of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on international flights in November, according to the U.S. Department of Transportations Air Travel Consumer Report.

January 11, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

Freight Shipments Rose 0.1% in November from October

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent in November from October, rising after one monthly decrease, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today (Table 1).

January 6, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

Airline Financial Data for 3rd Quarter 2011

Friday, January 6, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released airline financial data for the third quarter of 2011.

January 6, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

The Changing Tide of U.S.-International Container Trade: Differences among the U.S. Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts

Friday, January 6, 2012 - The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released a Special Report, The Changing Tide of U.S.-International Container Trade, examining historical U.S. maritime trends, changes in U.S. trading partners, and current U.S. marine trade patterns.

January 5, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

October 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.0 Percent from October 2010

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 12.0 percent higher in October 2011 than in October 2010, totaling $79.0 billion (Table 1), according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.