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  • November 19, 2018
    U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.7 percent more workers in September 2018 than in September 2017:September’s 440,460 full-time equivalents (FTE) was the second highest monthly employment total since August 2004 (443,412 FTEs) exceeded only by July 2018 (443,475).September was the 59th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.
  • November 16, 2018
    U.S. airlines carried an estimated 75.3 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers, seasonally-adjusted, in October 2018, up 0.1 percent from the September estimate, according to a Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) first estimate.BTS’ October air traffic statistical estimate released today is based on U.S. airlines reported data through August. BTS will release a second forecast of U.S. airlines’ October air traffic on Dec. 13, followed by a release of the reported data on Jan. 12.
  • November 15, 2018
    The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.3 percent in September from August, falling after a one-month increase. The September 2018 index level (134.9) was 42.3 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession. 
  • October 29, 2018
    Date: Monday, October 29, 2018Contact:  pressoffice@dot.govWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its October 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on marketing and reporting air carrier data compiled for the month of August 2018.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at
  • News Digest:

    October 26, 2018
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced the five semi-finalists who are advancing to the next stage of its Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge.  The challenge, announced on June 14, seeks innovative analytical visualization tools that can improve safety on our nation’s road and rail systems. “These advanced applications show the potential for data-driven safety solutions that the Department wants to support,” said Under Secretary of Transportation Derek Kan.  “Combining new sources of data, new methods of data integration, and new means to visualize and communicate the insights from this data can help the Department provide tools to transportation professionals, public safety officials and the public that can save lives.”