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National Transportation Statistics

"Screen capture of cover of the NTS 50th anniversary edition p.d.f."The National Transportation Statistics (NTS) is a collection of transportation data first published in November 1971. This year, BTS celebrates the first half-century of NTS with a commemorative publication. This 50th anniversary edition includes links to digitized versions of the entire NTS collection and is the first NTS volume available in print since 2018.

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Recently Updated Tables by Topic:

Physical Extent

•    U.S. Public Road and Street Mileage by Functional System (1-5
•    Estimated U.S. Roadway Lane-Miles by Functional System (1-6, 1-6M)


•    Condition of Urban Bus and Rail Transit Maintenance Facilities (1-30)
•    Age and Availability of Amtrak Locomotive and Car Fleets (1-33)

Travel and Goods Movement

•    Roadway Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) and VMT per Lane-Mile by Functional System (1-36, 1-36M
•    U.S. Passenger-Miles (1-40, 1-40M)
•    U.S. Hazardous Materials Shipments by Hazard Class (1-63)

Air Safety

•    Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints (2-16)

Highway Safety

•    State Laws on Distracted Driving - Ban on Hand-Held Devices and Texting While Driving (2-25)

Transportation Revenues, Employment, and Productivity

•    Total Operating Revenues (3-22)

Transportation Energy Consumption by Mode

•    Amtrak Fuel Consumption and Travel (4-18, 4-18M)

Transportation Energy Intensity and Fuel Efficiency

•    Energy Intensity of Amtrak Services (4-26)
•    Energy Intensity of Amtrak Services (loss-adjusted conversion factors) (4-27)

Air Pollution

•    Air Pollution Trends in Selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (4-51)
•    Areas in Nonattainment of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Criteria Pollutants (4-52)