Transportation plays a vital role in the American economy: it makes economic activity possible, and serves as a major economic activity in its own right. Transportation Economic Trends highlights important trends in transportation and the economy, and explains related concepts and data sources for a general audience.
Transportation Economic Trends 2018, the latest report in the series, has eight chapters that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) will publish in November and December 2018. Sign up for email updates to learn when BTS publishes new chapters.
Transportation Economic Trends 2018 Table of Contents
- Front Matter
- Chapter 1: Summary Indicators
- Chapter 2: Transportation’s Contribution to the Economy
- Chapter 3: How Much Does Transportation Cost?
- Chapter 4: Transportation Employment
- Chapter 5: Transportation Productivity
- Chapter 6: Household Spending on Transportation
- Chapter 7: Government Transportation Revenues and Expenditures
- Chapter 8: Value of And Investment in Transportation Infrastructure and Other Assets
- Glossary; Acronyms and Initialisms
- Freight TSI and the Economic Growth Cycle, January 1979 to December 2016
- Average Amtrak Rail Fares per Average Trip Length, 1990 to 2014
- Average Annual Salary by Aviation Occupation, 2005 to 2016 (2016 dollars)
- Average Freight Revenue per Ton-Mile Indices, 1990 to 2016
- Average Hourly Compensation (wages and benefits), 2004 to 2017
- Average Individual Household Expenditures (four largest categories), 2000 to 2016
- Average Individual Household Expenditures (major categories), 2016
- Average Individual Household Transportation Expenditures, 2016
- Average Passenger Revenue per Passenger-Mile Indices, 1990 to 2016