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  • September 17, 2019
    The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.5% more workers in July 2019 than in July 2018:July’s 449,907 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was the highest employment total since March 2003 (458,598 FTEs).  June was the 69th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.
  • September 16, 2019
    U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a second-quarter 2019 after-tax net profit of $4.8 billion, the 25th consecutive quarterly after-tax profit, and a pre-tax operating profit of $6.9 billion, the 33rd consecutive quarterly pre-tax profit.U.S. airline financial reports are filed quarterly with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). See the tables that accompany this release on the BTS website for additional second-quarter 2019 (Tables 1-6) financial results.
  • September 13, 2019
    U.S. airlines carried an estimated 78.2 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in August 2019, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) first estimate, up 0.3% from the July second estimate.The BTS estimate of the August enplanement total of 78.2 million was a seasonally-adjusted all-time high.BTS estimated 68.5 million domestic passengers and 9.8 million international passengers on U.S. airlines in August.
  • September 12, 2019
    The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.9% in July from June, rising to a new all-time high after declining for two consecutive months, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). From July 2018 to July 2019, the index rose 2.9% compared to a rise of 6.0% from July 2017 to July 2018 (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).
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    September 4, 2019
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - More than half of pre-high school students in the United States—about 20 million children in 2016 aged 5-14—travel over 2 miles to school. At these distances, students are nearly evenly split between taking a school bus and being driven in a private vehicle. For many students, however, additional factors often make the school bus their only practical means of transportation, notably household income and vehicle ownership: