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July 2016 North American Freight Numbers

September 26, 2016 - in Transportation

Figure 1. U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Percent Change from Previous Year (Last 24 months) Table Version | Excel SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TransBorder Freight Data All transportation modes except rail carried less cross-border freight by value…

BTS Statistics Release: May 2016 North American Freight Numbers

July 29, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in May 2016 compared to May 2015…

Texas’ Intracoastal Waterway Wins Marine Highway Status

June 9, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation’s application to designate the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Brownsville to Port Arthur as Marine…

FHWA Proposes Highway Regulation Changes Focused on Performance

On Friday, April 22, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to propose national performance management measure regulations to assess the performance of the National Highway System,…

January 2016 North American Freight Numbers

March 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in January 2016 than in January 2015. The total value of cross-border…

DOT Releases 30-Year Freight Projections

New projections released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the…

Cargo Volumes Handled by U.S. Seaports on the Rise

February 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

Seaports are seeing a steady rise in waterborne cargo volumes according to a newly released U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s report. Overall, 2014 freight tonnages increased 3.1 percent over 2013 totals. The Corps of Engineers’ Waterborne Commerce Statistics…

Idaho Summit Focuses on Freight Movement in the State

January 20, 2016 - in Announcement, Transportation

BOISE -- Developing a statewide strategic plan for moving freight in Idaho will be the goal of the Idaho Freight Summit Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Boise. Idaho Freight Summit: Freight – Driving Idaho’s Economy will be hosted by the Idaho Transportation Department…

BTS Releases December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

February 11, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Transportation

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, was virtually unchanged in December from November, failing to rise after five consecutive months of increases, according…

International Freight Transport to Quadruple by 2050

January 28, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment, Transportation

In the face of shifting global trade patterns, international freight transport volumes will grow more than fourfold  (factor 4.3) by 2050. Average transport distance across all modes will increase 12%. As a result, CO2 emissions from freight transport will…