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  • News Digest:

    January 8, 2020
    Wednesday, January 8 - The Freight Facts and Figures winter update was released today with new freight flow estimates from the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF). According to the latest FAF estimates, the leading commodities by weight are bulk goods, including fossil fuel products (termed “other fossil fuel products”) such as natural gas, coke, and asphalt; gravel; gasoline; cereal grains; and crude petroleum. The leading commodities by value, with the exception of energy products, are high value-per-ton goods, such as electronics, motorized vehicles, mixed freight (largely food), gasoline, and machinery.
  • News Digest:

    December 19, 2019
    Thursday, December 19, 2019 – The Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2019 (TSAR), a congressionally-mandated report, is now available from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). This edition of the report provides highlights of recent legislation, specifically the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act and the Geospatial Data Act of 2018, that call attention to the importance of credible statistics for public decision-making.
  • News Digest:

    December 19, 2019
    Thursday, December 19, 2019 – Freight shipments in the U.S. grew from 2017 to 2018, up 3.8% by weight to 18.6 billion tons and up 3.1% by value to $18.9 trillion, according to annual estimates from the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF).
  • December 18, 2019
    Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in October 2019:Total Transborder Freight: $107.1 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, down 3.3% compared to October 2018Most-used mode: Trucks moved $68.2 billion of freight, down 2.7% compared to October 2018Second mode: Railways moved $14.5 billion of freight, down 7.9% compared to October 2018
  • December 17, 2019
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its December 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of October 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.October On-Time PerformanceIn October 2019, reporting marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 82.2%, down from the 84.1% on-time rate in September 2019 and down slightly from 82.3% in October 2018.For the first 10 months of 2019, the reporting marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 78.5%, down slightly from 78.7% for the same period in 2018.

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