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Transportation Economic Trends

January 11, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released its first standalone report on transportation and the economy, called Transportation Economic Trends. The report uses several data series to explain trends in transportation and economic activity.  The report includes several chapters that each cover a different topic: the Transportation Services Index, a monthly summary of freight and passenger movement; what transportation contributes to the American economy; the costs that households and businesses pay for transportation; transportation-related employment; trends in transportation productivity; household spending on transportation goods and services; government transportation spending and revenue; and the value of transportation infrastructure.  View the report at