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US Department of Transportation adopts new traffic congestion policy


US airports have gained new and unprecedented flexibility in setting their charges this month, with the introduction of so-called “market measures” by the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to help ease congestion at US airports. [1989 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Airports and airlines and legislators respond to DoT policy change
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey calls for ATC rework
  • Delays cost airlines USD19.1 billion in 2007
  • Progress on NextGen
  • BTS reports US airline traffic

Graphs and data:

  • New York region airports average ontime performance
  • US ontime arrival rates(%): 1995 to 2007
  • US domestic delays & cancellations: Jan to May 1999-2008
  • US domestic traffic: January to April 2006-2008
  • US passenger traffic by airport
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