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National Transportation Statistics

"Screen capture of cover of the NTS 50th anniversary edition p.d.f."The National Transportation Statistics (NTS) is a collection of transportation data first published in November 1971. This year, BTS celebrates the first half-century of NTS with a commemorative publication. This 50th anniversary edition includes links to digitized versions of the entire NTS collection and is the first NTS volume available in print since 2018.

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Recently Updated Tables by Topic:

Physical Extent

  • Number of U.S. Public and Private Alternative Fueling Stations by Fuel Type (1-6b)

Vehicle, Aircraft, and Vessel Inventory

  • Active U.S. Air Carrier and General Aviation Fleet by Type of Aircraft (1-13)
  • New and Used Passenger Car Sales and Leases (1-17)
  • New Car and Light Truck Sales by Levels of Driving Automation (1-17b)
  • Number and Size of the U.S. Flag Merchant Fleet and Its Share of the World Fleet (1-24)

Travel and Goods Movement

Highway Safety

  • Motor Vehicle Fatal Crashes by Day of Week, Time of Day, and Weather and Light Conditions (2-28)
  • Motor Vehicles and Occupants Involved in Fatal Crashes by Posted Speed Limit (2-29)

Transportation and Consumer Expenditures

  • Average Passenger Fares (3-18)
  • Average Passenger Fares (chained 2012 dollars) (3-19)

Transportation Revenues, Employment, and Productivity

  • Average Passenger Revenue per Passenger-Mile (3-20)
  • Employment in Transportation and Transportation-Related Occupations (3-24)

Transportation Energy Consumption by Mode

  • Certificated Air Carrier Fuel Consumption and Travel (4-84-8M)
  • Single-Unit 2-Axle 6-Tire or More Truck Fuel Consumption and Travel (4-134-13M)

Air Pollution

  • U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (4-53)

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