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Thank you for participating in the 2016 NHTS!

In April of 2017 the NHTS completed the data collection phase. Slightly over 129,000 households across the nation participated in the study. We thank all of you who participated in the Survey. We highly value the information you have provided because your responses will help us to understand how people travel from place to place. Your answers will be compiled with others to produce evidence based information that can assist our decision makers on the Nation’s transportation needs. A public NHTS data set is slated to be released early 2018. Please visit this website for updates to the 2016 NHTS.

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Using NHTS data for Planning and Research: NHTS User Compendium, 2017

The 2017 mid-year NHTS Compendium of Uses is now available. The Compendium contains information on various uses and applications of NHTS data in transportation planning and research. From January through June of 2017, about 198 articles and reports citing NHTS were identified using the TRB Annual Meeting Online Portal and Google Alerts. The research papers were grouped into 11 categories: Bicycle & Pedestrian Studies, Energy Consumption, Environment, Health, Policy and Mobility, Special Population Groups, Survey, Data Synthesis, & Other Applications, Traffic Safety, Transit Planning, Travel Behavior, and Trend Analysis & Market Segmentation.

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