Recommdations for updating commodity flow study
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We are pleased to transmit this third letter report of the Committee to Review the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Survey Programs.
Moreover, limitations due to the lack of detail are being compounded by the shrinking sample size.
A national freight data architecture could eventually result in a more comprehensive national picture of freight flows.
The 2002 CFS is collecting data from 50,000 establishments.
The sample sizes for the 19 editions of the CFS were 200,000 and 100,000 establishments, respectively.