News Digest DOT 44-16

Source: News Digest DOT 44-16

BTS Releases 2015 Border Crossing/Entry Data – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released 2015 Border Crossing/Entry Data. The database includes numbers of personal vehicles, incoming trucks, trains, buses, containers and pedestrians entering the United States through land ports and ferry crossings on the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico border. Collection of border-crossing data began in response to implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. The data allow tracking of cross-border traffic and are used for transportation planning, port studies, travel analyses, and corridor assessments. Border Crossing/Entry Data from 1995 to 2015 can be found on the BTS website. To provide additional information about BTS Border Crossing/Entry Data, BTS has scheduled a webinar for Tuesday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m., titled, BTS Border Crossing/Entry and Transborder Data: A Regional Perspective. The webinar will examine the “what, why, and how” of Transborder Data collection and analysis by BTS, how BTS data products are utilized for regional cross-border planning and analysis, and how BTS datasets can integrate and dynamically populate regional online research tools. To receive the web link/conference line information, email jennifer.davis@spatialfront.com. Media contact Dave Smallen: 202-366-5568. Email: david.smallen@dot.gov.

BTS’ National Transportation Statistics Updated – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated the National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national transportation data. NTS, updated quarterly, consists of more than 260 tables of national data on the U.S. transportation system, safety, the economy and energy and the environment, of which 44 were updated today. The next quarterly update is scheduled for July. NTS  contents are available on the BTS website.  Contact: Dave Smallen (202) 366-5568.