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News and Statistical Releases

January 31, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

November 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 12.7 Percent from November 2010

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 12.7 percent higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion (Table 1), according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

January 27, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

Interactive State Transportation Facts and Figures

Friday, January 27, 2012 - The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released State Transportation Facts and Figures, an interactive web transportation mapping application that allows customers to find state-by-state transportation data, comparisons and rankings as well as gives them the ability to download state transportation information. State Transportation Facts and Figures contains data and statistics related to each state's transportation infrastructure, transportation safety, freight movements and passenger travel, vehicle characteristics, economy and transportation finance, and transportation energy usage and the environment.

January 27, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

Pocket Guide to Transportation 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012 - The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2012 – a quick reference guide to significant transportation data.

January 26, 2012

Topic: Transportation general

3rd-Quarter 2011 Domestic Air Fares Rose 6.2% from 3rd Quarter 2010

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - Average domestic air fares rose to $361 in the third quarter of 2011, up 6.2 percent from the average fare of $340 in the third quarter of 2010 (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Cincinnati had the highest average fare, $488, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $167 (Table 3).

January 25, 2012

Topic: Infrastructure extent and condition

November 2011 Passenger Airline Employment Rose 2.6 Percent from November 2010

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent more workers in November 2011 than they did in November 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. 

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

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.