National Transportation Statistics: 1997

National Transportation Statistics is a compendium of selected national transportation and transportation-related statistics from a wide variety of government and private sources. The data illustrate transportation activity for the major transportation modes - air, automobile, bus, truck, transit, rail, water, and pipeline. The NTS is divided into four chapters and several appendices. Chapter 1 of this document presents 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 system. Chapter 2 focuses on the relationship between transportation and the economy. Data are provided on consumer and government expenditures on transportation and employment in and productivity of transportation industries. Chapter 3 details transportation's safety record, presenting data on fatalities, injuries, and accidents for each mode and for hazardous materials. Chapter 4 presents transportation energy use and related emissions data. Oil spill incidents are also reported in this section. Finally, Appendix A provides modal profiles. 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.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Gross, M
    • Feldman, R N
  • Publication Date: 1996-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 352 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00732394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-BTS-96-4
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1997 12:00AM