Where can I find multimodal transportation statistics?
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Publications
Border Crossing/Entry Data: summary statistics for incoming crossings at the U.S.-Canadian and the U.S.-Mexican border at the port level. Data are available for trucks, trains, containers, buses, personal vehicles, passengers, and pedestrians.
North American Transborder Freight Data: freight flow data by commodity type and by mode of transportation (rail, truck, pipeline, air, vessel, and other) for U.S. exports to and imports from Canada and Mexico.
Commodity Flow Survey: primary source of national and state-level data on domestic freight shipments by American establishments. Data are provided on the types of commodities being moved, along with their origins and destinations, values, weights, modes of transportation, distance shipped, and ton-miles of commodities shipped.
Freight Analysis Framework: Integrates data from a variety of sources to create a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation.
Intermodal Transportation Database: Includes information on the volumes of freight and passenger movement by mode, origin, and destinations; location and connectivity of transportation facilities; information on location and connectivity of transportation services; and a national accounting of expenditures and capital stocks on each mode of transportation and intermodal combination.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): Reports and statistics on accidents involving aviation and other modes
Statistics on Travel to/from the US (DOC Office of Travel and Tourism Industries): Number of US citizens traveling abroad and foreign citizens traveling to the US, including tourism and spending data
National Safety Council: Injury and death statistics, including odds of dying from various causes
NTL Reference Librarians provide services for the transportation community and general public. Specific services are:
- Basic research assistance with Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) publications and data products
- Assistance with access to information resources in ROSA P
- Referrals to operating administrations within US DOT
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