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By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

European Environment Agency (EEA): Transport Publications

In addition to their annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report, the EEA also regularly publish reports on topics of interest. Recent publications have focussed on the following topics:

  • Appropriate taxes and incentives do affect purchases of new cars
  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans in 2016
  • Monitoring progress of Europe's transport sector towards its environment, health and climate objectives
  • Managing exposure to noise in Europe
  • Electric vehicles in Europe


By News Editor / Updated: 31 Oct 2020

EU Transport in Figures: Statistical Pocketbook

This annual publication provides an overview of the most recent and most pertinent annual transport-related statistics in Europe. It covers the European Union and its 28 Member States and, as far as possible, the current EU candidate countries and the EFTA countries. 

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Oct 2020

APTA Public Transport Fact Book

The Public Transportation Fact Book, published annually, contains national aggregate statistical data covering all aspects of the transit industry in the United States and Canada.

Major sections include an overview of U.S. transit facts, transit finances and operating statistics by modes of travel; transit vehicle characteristics and deliveries; facts and numbers relating to federal grants and the Federal Transit Act; and statistical trends of Canadian transit operations.

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Oct 2020

ITF statistics section

The International Transport Forum homepage provides a good selection of different transport statistics.

It collects data relevant to a range of transport policy issues, as well as maintaining historical databases and publishing analyses and indicators regarding the transport sector.

Topics cover all kinds of transport, including economic, environmental and safety issues. Its focus lies in both road and passenger transport.

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Jun 2018

Global comparison of light-duty vehicle fuel economy and GHG emissions standards

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has carried out a global comparison of light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.

The ICCT developed a methodology to normalise the different driving test cycles adopted worldwide to allow a consistent comparison of the global standards. Charts compare the global standards normalised to the New European Driving Cycle in gCO2/km metric. It further shows the current status of these standards in various countries.

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018
By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

UK Department of Transport statistics

The UK's Department of Transport provides a large amount of statistics for a wide field in transport.

Within the scope of national statistics, it provides an accurate, comprehensive and meaningful picture of transport patronage in the UK.

In many cases, statistical publications during the year provide the first release of data, as well as annual, quarterly and monthly reports.

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Transport Statistics Great Britain

Transport Statistics Great Britain (TSGB) is the UK Department for Transport's main statistical compendium publication. It describes the major statistical trends in the British transport sector, and is normally published in the final months of each calendar year.

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Jul 2015

Global Bus Rapid Transit data

The Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Databank gives the sustainable transport community access to reliable and current data about the BRT and bus corridors in operation.

It is possible to choose between browsing for indicators or locations of BRT systems. The platform provides a convenient repository of data from a variety of sources including researchers, transit agencies, municipalities and non-governmental organisations.

By News Editor / Updated: 28 May 2015

EEA: Transport and environment indicators

The European Environment Agency (EEA) provides a useful collection of different data concerning both transport and environment in a large field of activity, including accessibility, energy efficiency, land use, fuel consumption, transport demand, taxes, air quality, external costs, capacity of infrastructure and traffic noise. It also provides outlooks and trends for selected indicators.