TSI for freight rises 0.2 percent in March
May 15, 2006 2:06 PM
The Transportation Services Index (TSI) for freight rose 0.2 percent in March from the February level, rising after a one month decrease, according to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
The Freight TSI March 2006 level is 0.8 percent lower than the March 2005 level, the first decline from March of the previous year since 2002.
For the first three months of 2006, the Freight TSI, fell 0.2 percent, the first decline in the three-month period since 2003.
TSI is a single seasonally adjusted index of the month-to-month changes in the output of services provided by the for-hire transportation industries, including railroad, air, truck, inland waterways, pipeline, and local transit.
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