BTS’ National Transportation Statistics Updated - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information. NTS consists of more than 260 tables of national data on the transportation system, safety, the economy and energy and the environment, of which 44 were updated today. The next quarterly update is scheduled for October. NTS can be viewed on the BTS website. Contact: Dave Smallen (202) 366-5568.
DOT to Call for Innovative Research Proposals from Small Businesses. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking innovative proposals from small businesses interested in conducting research needed by the Department’s agencies. On July 14, 2014, DOT’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center will release the second solicitation for Fiscal Year 2014 for the DOT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The solicitation contains a total of ten research topic descriptions from seven DOT agencies. A complete list of research topics can be found on the DOT’s SBIR website at http://www.volpe.dot.gov/sbir. The solicitation will include topic descriptions and funding levels and invites small businesses to submit research proposals on these topics no later than September 15, 2014. Contact Nancy Wilochka: (202) 366-5128.