Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database Released. More than half of all U.S. transportation terminals offer intermodal passenger connectivity among at least two scheduled passenger transportation modes, according to a new passenger connectivity database released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database (IPCD) shows that 68 percent of terminals in urbanized areas offer intermodal connections, but only 7 percent of terminals in rural areas offer the same service. Rail stations are the most likely terminals to offer connections, while airports are the least likely terminals to do so. See Intermodal Connectivity Facts for more summary information. The complete IPCD database contains details about connections at more than 7,000 passenger terminals, including the type of connecting facility, the geographic location of the connection, and the types of connecting modes. Release of the IPCD completes a five-year BTS effort to collect data on intermodal connections in the passenger transportation system. Contact: Dave Smallen: 202-366-5568.
Daylight Saving Time to End Sunday, Nov. 4, for Most Americans. Most of the nation will return to standard time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, when clocks will be turned back one hour, providing an additional hour of daylight in the morning. Under law, daylight saving time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, with the nation returning to daylight saving time starting Sunday, March 10, 2013. Federal law does not require any area to observe daylight time, but those that do must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. No resetting of clocks is required for those parts of the country not observing daylight time: Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. The U.S. Department of Transportation has overseen the time laws since 1966, when Congress transferred this responsibility from the Interstate Commerce Commission. Contact: Bill Mosley (202-366-4570).