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US BTS releases Freight Transportation Services Index for Jan-2010

11-Mar-2010 3:53 PM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (10-Mar-2010) the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.4% in Jan-2010 when compared to the previous month in Dec-2009. The Jan-2010 Freight TSI of 96.6 is the lowest for the month of January since Jan-1997. Meanwhile, the passenger TSI eased 0.5% year-on-year in Jan-2010, the second consecutive January-to-January decrease, also the first consecutive January-to-January decrease in the 20 years for which the TSI is calculated. [more]