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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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Introducing real-time computer-aided trip distance calculations: NHTS 2016 Poster at FedCASIC

NHTS staff members (Ms. Adella Santos, Dr. Stacey Bricka, Mr. Tim Reuscher and Ms Sujin Hong) participated in a poster session organized by the Annual Federal CASIC Workshop in Washington D.C. The workshop, hosted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, focused on different forms of computer assisted survey information collection (CASIC). Over 200 participants, including various federal agencies and contractors, attended the 2 day conference.

Dr. Bricka presented the NHTS poster on "Improving Trip Reporting in the 2016 National Household Travel Survey" along with team member Apara Banerjee. The poster aimed at explaining the differences in trip distances (in miles) between the 2009 post-processed trip distances and the preliminary unweighted 9 month 2016 real-time computer-aided trip distance calculations. The exhibited results were based on analysis conducted for specific trip purposes (i.e. work, medical/dental Service, shopping/errands, and driving for something else), specific categories of respondents (i.e. life-cycle and income) and specific geographies.

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