On-Line Tools

Fuel Economy Website - This interactive website allows consumers to factor fuel efficiency into their car buying decisions by allowing side by side fuel economy comparisons of new model year vehicles. This site also contains information on advanced techonolgy vehicles, the environment, and a well organized links section, making it a gateway for those interested in researching vehicles on the web. Contact: Bo Saulsbury.

Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 33 - Designed as a desk-top reference, the data book includes statistics and other information that characterize transportation activity and/or influence transportation energy use. The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 33 is available in pdf format by clicking on the above link and is also available in hard copy. To obtain a free hard copy, contact Stacy Davis.

The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) - Formerly known as the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS) and the American Travel Survey (ATS), the NHTS is a household-based travel survey conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Survey data are collected from a sample of U.S. households and expanded to provide national estimates of trips and miles by travel mode, purpose, and a host of other characteristics. The survey collects information on daily, local trips and on long-distance travel in the United States. Contact: Diane Davidson.

Biomass Energy Data Book: Edition 4 - This data book draws together, under one cover, biomass data from diverse sources to produce a comprehensive document that supports anyone with an interest or a stake in the biomass industry. Contained in this book are statistics and information that characterize the biomass industry, from the production of biomass feedstocks to their end use. This first edition of the Biomass Energy Data Book is currently only available online in electronic format. Contact: Stacy Davis.

2012 Vehicle Technologies Market Report - This report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets as well as the underlying trends that caused them. The report is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program, and, in accord with its mission, pays special attention to the progress of high-efficiency and alternative fuel technologies. Contact: Stacy Davis.

CTA Transportation Networks - The CTA Transportation Networks are geographically based link-node networks of major roadways and all active railroads in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. While intended primarily for network analyses (such as routing, traffic assignment, investment, and reliability analyses), the geographic base also supports cartographic applications and the association of auxiliary data that also has a geographic base. Contact: Bruce Peterson

ITS Deployment Tracking Website - This website tracks the progress of ITS technology deployment by focusing on key infrastructure components, specifically those indicative of deployment levels and the extent of integration between agencies that operate the infrastructure. Periodic surveys are taken of metropolitan and rural areas, the most recent being for the year 2005. Contact: Steve Gordon

ITS Technology Overview - This website provides one-stop shopping access to data on 176 individual ITS application areas. Links are provided to USDOT knowledge resources covering benefits, costs, deployment, lessons learned, initiatives, documents, and additional DOT resources for each technology. Technologies are accessed according to an ITS Taxonomy consisting of 13 major application areas related to the intelligent infrastructure and 3 major application areas tied to intelligent vehicles. Contact: Steve Gordon

Highlights

Edition 33 of the Transportation Energy Data Book Released
The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed for use as a desktop reference, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to Edition 33. The TEDB is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
The 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report was released March 31, 2014 via the web. The report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets. This report is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Numerous CTA Staff gave presentations at the DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting, June 8-12, 2014.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2013 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program held June 8-12, 2014. The staff members attending were Keith Kahl, David Smith, P.T. Jones, Andreas Malikopoulos, Zhenhong Lin, Changzheng Liu and Stacy Davis.