Improving Transportation Financial Statistics for the Future: A Roadmap for the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Federal statistical agencies play a vital role in providing the data and information that governments, businesses, and the public can rely on to make informed decisions. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is embarking on a major effort to improve the publication of revenue, expenditure, and financial statistics relevant to transportation decision makers. BTS aims to find ways to improve the timeliness of popular statistics that BTS already publishes, to represent public-private partnerships across modes of transportation and all levels of government, and to develop new measures that will provide the transportation community with useful insights. BTS contracted with the National Academy of Public Administration to develop this high-level statistical roadmap to ensure that the nation has the transportation financial statistics necessary to inform decision making, including for issues related to public financing and public-private partnerships. This report includes the current state of transportation financial statistics, data gaps, and recommended actions for moving forward.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01747783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2247
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2020 2:14PM