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BTS is hiring several positions to support our Freight Data Portfolio.  We are seeking a leading freight expert with an economic and/or statistical background to develop and manage critical freight programs and a modeler, specializing in freight models, with an economic and/or statistical background to join the Freight Analysis Framework team.

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The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is seeking multiple outstanding statisticians to join our family.

The selected individuals will have opportunities to guide national surveys, perform research on statistical methodology to enhance data quality and usability, direct innovations to improve efficiency and timeliness of data collection and production, lead BTS privacy and confidentiality efforts, oversee and manage contracts, and represent BTS in various settings.

Applications in all areas of statistics and data science are welcome. For questions or more information, please contact


The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Fellows program prepares a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of individuals to address science, technology and policy issues related to transportation systems, and enhances the future workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to transportation and statistics agencies.  BTS Fellows become members of teams working on topics of national importance and will become part of the future supply of individuals with specific experience in national and international transportation statistics, data science, research and policy. Some may go on to join the USDOT as staff members; others will collaborate with USDOT scientists from academic or other positions; and all will make professional contributions in areas of importance to the USDOT mission.

BTS Fellows receive a highly competitive stipend, health insurance subsidy, travel and moving reimbursement and an allowance for education, scientific activities and professional development. Fellows join BTS for a one to three year appointment at the USDOT.

BTS is currently seeking people interested in bringing transformative change to the Federal Government. These post-graduate research and developmental opportunities will infuse fresh perspective, skills, and methodologies regularly into BTS processes, products, and initiatives. Fellows appointments are available in the following areas:


The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) hosts internship positions. Interns work closely with BTS professional staff and become engaged in high profile statistical and research projects involving data from across the nation's transportation system. This includes collection and analysis of national and state level transportation data on passenger and freight movements, airline performancemaritime operations, and economic indicators. Interns can also work on statistical methodology challenges and presentation of findings from geospatial data analysis. As part of BTS, the National Transportation Library also utilizes graduate students to identify data sources and build national knowledge networks.

Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020