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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.

View the 50th Anniversary NTS.

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Recently Updated Tables by Topic:

Physical Extent

  • Number of U.S. Airports (1-3)

Vehicle, Aircraft, and Vessel Inventory

  • Productions, Production Shares, and Production-Weighted Fuel Economies of New Domestic and Imported Automobiles (1-20)

Travel and Goods Movement

  • Roadway Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) and VMT per Lane-Mile by Functional System (1-36)
  • U.S. Ton-Miles of Freight (1-50)
  • Value of U.S. Exports to and Imports from Canada and Mexico by Transportation Mode (1-60a)
  • Weight of U.S. Exports to and Imports from Canada and Mexico by Transportation Mode (1-60b)

Multimodal Safety

  • Transportation Fatalities by Mode (2-1)

Highway Safety

  • Motor Vehicle Safety Data (2-17)

Transit Safety

  • Transit Safety Data by Mode for All Reported Incidents (2-34)

Transportation and Consumer Expenditures

  • Sales Price of Transportation Fuel to End-Users (3-11)

Transportation Revenues, Employment, and Productivity

  • Average Freight Revenue per Ton-Mile (3-21)

Air Pollution

  • Air Pollution Trends in Selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (4-51)
  • U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (4-53)

Metric Conversion Tables

  • Roadway Vehicle-Kilometers Traveled (VKT) and VKT per Lane-Kilometers by Functional Class (1-36M)
  • U.S. Tonne-Kilometers of Freight (1-50M)