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Data, Datasets, and Statistics

Recommended resources and information on data, datasets, and statistics.



This page provides links to sources of data, datasets, and statistics devoted to transportation and made available through U.S. Government agencies, nonprofit entities, and international organizations. Links to other datasets and statistics can be found through the navigation tabs.



  • National Household Travel Survey: Conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, the NHTS is the authoritative source on the travel behavior of the American public. It is the only source of national data that allows one to analyze trends in personal and household travel. It includes daily non-commercial travel by all modes, including characteristics of the people traveling, their household, and their vehicles.


  • National Transportation Statistics: National Transportation Statistics presents statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, the human and natural environment, and national security.  This is a large online document comprising more than 260 data tables plus data source and accuracy statements, glossary and a list of acronyms and initialisms.


  • Transit Statistics: Statistical products from the American Public Transportation Association serve as the definitive resource for industry statistics, primarily the annual Fact Book. The Fact Book provides a wide range of data for all public transportation systems, including those that do not report to the National Transit Database. As such, this particular resource is considered the most comprehensive in the transit industry.


  • U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics: The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is a government office that compiles, analyzes, and publishes information on the nation's transportation systems across various modes, and strives to improve the DOT's statistical programs through research and the development of guidelines for data collection and analysis.