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Behind The Numbers: Transportation Satellite Accounts

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
12:45 p.m.

Sarah Osborne
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Theresa Firestine
Senior Economist, BTS

The Transportation Satellite Accounts create a comprehensive means for measuring the contribution of transportation services to the national economy.

  • Other national measures only explicitly show the value of transportation added by transportation industries
  • TSAs capture the value of transportation added by non-transportation industries and households