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  • February 26, 2021
    Goods moved on America’s transportation network rose in value and tonnage from 2012 to 2017, according to the latest version of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF5), the most comprehensive publicly available dataset of freight movement, jointly released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
  • February 26, 2021
    Transborder freight between the U.S. and North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in December 2020: Total Transborder freight: $96.8 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 0.9% compared to November 2020 and up 0.4% compared to December 2019. Most-used mode: Trucks moved $60.5 billion of freight, down 3.5% compared to November 2020, up 5.8% compared to December 2019. Second most-used mode: Railways moved $14.1 billion of freight, up 1.6% compared to November 2020, down 2.0% compared to December 2019.
  • February 25, 2021
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its February 2021 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of December 2020 and calendar year 2020. The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at  
  • February 18, 2021
    The 17 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.4% more full-time equivalents (FTEs) in mid-December 2020 than in mid-November 2020: Mid-December’s total number of FTEs (379,302) was up 12,552 from mid-November (366,750 FTEs) and down 80,731 from mid-March 2020 (460,033). December was the lowest FTE total for the month of December in Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) records dating from January 1990. The previous record low for December was in 2009 (379,698). Mid-December FTEs were down 76,264, a 16.7% drop from mid-December 2019 (455,566).
  • February 17, 2021
    U.S. airlines carried 17% more cargo by weight in December 2020 (preliminary) than in December 2019.  The rise was fueled by gains of 16% in domestic cargo and 20% in international cargo, according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 15 of the leading U.S. cargo airlines.The 15 airlines carry 95% of the total cargo by weight on U.S. airlines. Cargo data consists of freight and mail carried within the U.S. and between the U.S. and foreign points.