Transportation in America

The 20th edition of Transportation in America presents statistical data vital to understanding and monitoring transportation in the United States. For decades, the transportation community and others have relied on Transportation in America for important statistical information on the nation's transportation systems and the economy.

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About the Journal

This comprehensive, easy-to-use source of transportation information includes more than three dozen tables and graphs presenting statistical data on a wide range of transportation topics. A selection of topics include:

  • Transportation and the economy
  • Freight transportation
  • Passenger transportation
  • Transportation systems
  • Transportation energy consumption and the environment
  • Transportation and government
  • Transportation safety
  • International perspective on transportation

In cooperation with the Eno Transportation Foundation, the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute has assembled this 20th edition. The book presents statistical data vital to understanding and monitoring transportation in the United States. This is a comprehensive reference for those who study or teach transportation topics or for those who must keep abreast of transportation trends and developments in private industry or government.

Selected Facts from the Journal

  • In 2004, as a percentage of gross domestic product, the nation's transportation outlays decreased to their lowest levels of the past decade, 11.5 percent.
  • In 2003, intercity freight ton-miles reach record levels
  • In 2004, intercity passenger-miles reach record levels. (Both of the above are more than 30% higher than 1990 levels while population increased only 18% between 1990 and 2004).
  • Truck and rail increased their share of domestic freight ton-miles from (1990-2003).
  • Urban estimated highway lane-miles have increased (1990-2004) as rural estimated highway lane-miles decreased (1990-2004).
  • Several measures of transportation network density have increased (1990-2004).
  • The annual value of transportation construction, in nominal dollars, totaled over $92 billion in 2005, up from $59 billion in 1997.
  • Domestic small shipments, as measured by nominal dollars, by the major carriers more than doubled (1990-2005).
  • Transit passenger-miles reached their highest level in 2004, preliminary results show.
  • Railroad intermodal volumes have increased 77% (1990 to 2004).


This edition of Transportation in America has been prepared with the cooperation and data of dozens of transportation trade associations, private organizations and government agencies, including:

  • American association of Port Authorities
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • American Trucking Associations
  • Association of American Railroads
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • National Safety Council
  • Surface Transportation Board
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • World Bank
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