Category Transportation-Travel

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Physical activity, including bicycling, is linked with multiple health benefits (1). However, although bicycles account for only about 1% of trips across all modes of transportation, on a per trip basis, bicyclists die on U.S. roads at […]

Traffic Gridlock Sets New Records for Traveler Misery

Traffic Gridlock Sets New Records for Traveler Misery Source: Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) America’s traffic congestion recession is over. Just as the U.S. economy has regained nearly all of the 9 million jobs lost during the downturn, a new report produced by INRIX and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) shows that traffic congestion […]

AARP Travel Research: 2015 Boomer Travel Plans

AARP Travel Research: 2015 Boomer Travel Plans Source: AARP Baby Boomers will be active travelers in 2015, as they anticipate taking an average of 4-5 trips next year. Leading-edge Generation Xers, those age 45-49, also plan to take 4-5 in 2015. This research report highlights Baby Boomers’ 2015 travel plans. Some key findings include: More […]

Census Bureau Releases Commuting Report and Table Package

Census Bureau Releases Commuting Report and Table Package Source: U.S. Census Bureau Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released a report, Who Drives to Work? Commuting by Automobile in the United States, 2013, which looks at commuting by private vehicle. The report highlights differences in rates of automobile commuting by population characteristics such as age, race, […]

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first six months of this year were up 20.3 percent from the first six months of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. From […]

BTS — Geographic Databases for 2015

Geographic Databases for 2015 Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics released the 2015 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week. The NTAD is a compilation of datasets representing the nation’s transportation infrastructure including more than 500,000 miles of roadway, over 610,000 bridges, and 19,527 […]

2015 Airport Affordability Report

2015 Airport Affordability Report Source: Cheapflights.com For our annual index, we look at average airfares travelers found on our site during the month of June to a mix of popular domestic and international destinations and use the data to rank the 101 airports on the list. There were quite a few surprises on the Sixth […]