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This is the location of current regularly published BTS products. For a list of legacy publications, formerly available in our Bookstore, please visit our archive.

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 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 conditions that generate...
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 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 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...
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...
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...
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 plays a vital role in the American economy: it makes economic activity possible, and serves as a major economic activity in its own right.
The Transportation Statistics Annual Report describes the Nation’s transportation system, the system’s performance, its contributions to the economy, and its effects on people and the environment. This 21st edition of the report is based on information collected or compiled by the Bureau of...