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  • 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.
  • January 16, 2020
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its January 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of November 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at
  • News Digest:

    January 15, 2020
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Port Performance Freight Statistics in 2018, Annual Report to Congress 2019, a congressionally-mandated report, is now available from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). This edition is the fourth annual report from the BTS Port Performance Freight Statistics Program established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015.
  • News Digest:

    January 10, 2020
    Friday, January 10, 2019 - In 2018, 88.9% of the nation’s 90.1 million rural residents had access to intercity transportation, up from 86.6% in 2006. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) released an interactive map application today that displays the percent of rural population that has access to intercity transportation services.
  • January 9, 2020
    The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.1% in November from October, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). From November 2018 to November 2019, the index fell 0.8% compared to a rise of 5.8% from November 2017 to November 2018 (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).