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Airline Information from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics)
Within the voluminous web site of the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, sometimes it's easier to find information from a subject page than from the interface for their TranStats data archive. This is the case for the Airline Information page, which compactly links to information such as airline traffic, on-time performance, causes of flight delays, airline financial statistics, and fuel cost and consumption. Most of the resulting tables can be downloaded in either Excel or CSV.

BTS's Guide to Good Statistical Practice (U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics)
Since the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics is a relative newcomer in comparison to other federal statistical agencies, this handbook has drawn on other agencies' expertise to outline best practices. The issues covered include defining errors in data; analyzing data; presenting data; and documenting data quality. Appendices cover suggested readings and links to other related web sites.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (U.S. Department of Transportation)
Transportation statistics in the United States. The centerpiece of the site is the TranStats InterModal Transportation Database, allowing download and some analysis of data covering modes from aviation to maritime to bike and pedestrian. (Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University)
The project provides metropolitan area indicators of diversity, opportunity, quality of life and health for various racial and ethnic population groups. It describes, profiles and ranks U.S. metro areas in terms of quality of life. These indicators are compiled using data from multiple data sources. They cover a range of social measures such as population, education, health, housing opportunities, economic opportunities, residential integration, neighborhood characteristics, crime and physical environment. Data can be downloaded as Excel format.

Egypt: Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics)
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics is the statistical agency for Egypt. Social and economic indicators, though little downloadable data in English. The site is in English and Arabic.

Highway Statistics Series (U.S. Department of Transportation)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Highway Statistics Series consists of "annual reports containing analyzed statistical data on motor fuel; motor vehicles; driver licensing; highway-user taxation; State and local government highway finance; highway mileage, and Federal aid for highways. This data is presented in tabular format as well as selected charts and has been published each year since 1945." Reports are available as html documents, but tables can be downloaded in pdf and .xls files.

Indiastat (UW-Madison subscription) (Datanet India) provides socio-economic statistical data primarily from Indian government sources in electronic formats (both HTML and Excel files). Data includes statistics on demographics, health, higher education, agricultural and industrial production information, economic statistics, etc. Information from specific sectors such as bank and financial institutions, companies, co-operatives, crime and law, population, foreign trade, labor and workforce, housing, media, power, and transportation are also included. Note: UW-Madison subscribes via IP-authentication. If asked for member sign-in, select "IP Login."

National Transit Database (U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration)
The National Transit Database has information and statistics on the transit systems of the United States. It includes information on agency funding sources, inventories of vehicles and maintenance facilities, safety event reports, measures of transit service provided and consumed, and data on transit employees. This website provides downloadable National Transit Database files in Excel format, plus data dictionary.

TranStats (U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics)
TranStats comprises a broad collection of over 100 transportation datasets from various federal sources such as the Department of Transportation and the Census Bureau. TranStats is searchable by keyword or category. Some of the data descriptions link to data stored on other sites; for the many datasets stored at TranStats, however, users have interactive control over which variables to download, in addition to interactive analysis tools (simple statistical summaries, create time series or cross tabulations, generate graphics online, and cut/paste results into reports). A "mapping center" is also available through TranStats, carrying the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) and other transportation mapping tools. Note: TranStats was formerly known as the Intermodal Transportation Database.

Urban Mobility Study (Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University)
The latest issue of the Urban Mobility Study, an annual statistical report on the roadway systems in 85 urban areas in the United States, can be found here. The report covers two decades of measures such as travel times and delays, wasted fuel due to congestion, and effects of system improvements. The report is online as a PDF document, with the base statistics for the 85 urban areas available in Excel.

Wisconsin Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) (Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA), University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Wisconsin is one of 20 states that links hospital discharge data with vehicle crash data from the Department of Transportation, providing information on the types of injury and costs associated with various kinds of crashes. The Wisconsin CODES site carries tables, some in HTML and some in PDF, such as statewide crash-level and injury outcome reports back to 1996. DISC has the public-use data files containing annual data for Wisconsin, 1992-2002. Please see DISC staff for access to the public-use files, which are available under certain conditions and restrictions.

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