May 20, 2022

Reference: Data: “Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015 [U.S.]”

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics:

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) [recently] released Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015, a snapshot of the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States; the network over which passenger travel takes place; and the related economic, safety, and environmental implications.

The 94-page report summarizes the basic demographic and economic characteristics of the United States that contribute to the demand for passenger travel; examines travel patterns by household characteristics, trip purpose, and transportation mode; provides information on the extent, use and performance of the passenger transportation system; discusses the economic characteristics of passenger travel and tourism; and describes the safety, energy, and environmental impacts of passenger travel.

It is intended as a companion to Freight Facts and Figures, which is produced by BTS.

Direct to Full Text Report: Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015 (Full Text is Embedded Below)

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015 (U.S.)

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