The following government reports were selected by GovSpot.com editors as meaningful or noteworthy:
The government releases monthly Transportation Indicators that cover everything from the number of new cars bought to airline on-time performance. The statistics are grouped into five categories: safety, mobility, economic growth, environment and national security.
Why does air travel seem like such a burden lately? The Federal Aviation Administration found that many airports schedule more flights than they can handle, causing delays when they cannot all take off and land on time. The Airport Capacity Benchmark Report 2004 found that New York LaGuardia and Newark International Airport had the most delays of the nation's aiports.
In an effort to inform consumers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration performs crash tests on new SUVs, cars and trucks. The NHTSB publishes the results online at Buying a Safer Car. The report examines safety features and roll over rates of new models. Choose your class, year, make and model to see safety features and rollover rates.
Many Americans routinely experience flight delays in this age of busy air travel. The Department of Transportation keeps track of flights and compiles this report, On-Time Statistics. Search the database to find average delays of specific flights and airlines.