National Transportation Statistics (NTS) 1997Entry ID: BTS_NTS_1997
Abstract: The Publication, National Transportation Statistics (NTS) 1997, has
been released by teh Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS,
http://www.bts.gov/ of the Department of Transportation (DOT,
&http://www.dot.gov/&). This twenty-fifth edition of NTS is also a
companion volume to the Bureau's annual report to Congress,
Transportation Statistics Anual Report (TSAR).
The following information ... was abstracted from the BTS Webpage:
National Transportation Statistics (NTS) 1997 is a compendium of
transportation and transportation-related statistics on America's
transportation system at the national scale including the physical
network, economic performance, its safety record, energy use, and
related air emissions. The data illustrate transportation activity for
the major transportation modes - air, passenger car, truck, bus,
transit, rail, water, and pipeline.
What's in it?
Summary statistics, in five-year increments, are provided for the
years 1960-1994, and 1995, where available. In some instances, data
extend back to 1955 and are forecast through 2006. Statistics about
the extent of the physical network; travel and goods movement;
vehicle, aircraft, and vessel inventories; as well as the condition
and performance of the transportation system. Data illustrating the
relationship between transportation and the economy, including
information on consumer and government expenditures on transportation
and employment in and productivity of transportation industries.
Numbers detailing transportation's safety record, with
information on fatalities, injuries and accidents for each mode and
for hazardous materials. Transportation energy use and emissions
data, including oil spill incidents.
Modal profiles that highlight financial, performance, and
safety data for the years 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1993, 1994, and
1995, where available. Metric conversion tables are provided for all
How can I use it?
To evaluate transportation trends and data needs across all
modes of transportation. The information contained in the NTS may be
helpful to decisionmakers at all levels of government, the private
sector, and citizens interested in transportation.
As a research tool to acquire additional information on
specific subject areas through the use of the source material provided
with the data. As a companion volume to the BTS Transportation
Statistics Annual Report which is a comprehensive analysis of the data
presented in the NTS.
PRODUCT FORMAT: National Transportation Statistics 1997 is
available as a printed report from the Bureau of Transportation
Statistics and is available for download
(&http://www.bts.gov/btsprod/nts/&) in MS Excel 5.0 format on this web
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Start Date: 1955-01-01Stop Date: 2006-01-01
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Distribution Media: FTP, Internet
Distribution Format: Excel 5.0
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-05-30