Announcing the NHTS Academy, a series of short informational videos on NHTS-related topics. The first release has four training modules. One provides an introduction to the NHTS and the other three cover vehicle miles of travel (VMT).
New Academy module "Through the Years with the FHWA NHTS".
The two regional Add-on workshops have been scheduled, as noted above. The purpose of the workshops is to recruit State and local Add-on partners for the 2015 NHTS. For information about the workshops please contact Adella Santos at Adella.Santos@dot.gov or Brad Gudzinas at Brad.Gudzinas@dot.gov.
Add-on Webinar presentation [PPTX].
The NHTS team welcomes Jasmy Methipara, a recent University of Maryland graduate, as our new on-site user data support analyst. She is very excited to be part of the NHTS team and hopes her background in Transportation engineering and previous graduate work using the NHTS data will prove useful in her service to the user community.
The team also welcomes back long-time NHTS veteran Susan Liss. Her consultation during the survey development and execution process will prove invaluable in the months to come. Should users be unable to reach Jasmy (Jasmy.Methipara.firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-366-4073), Susan will be available to answer any questions (Susan.Liss.email@example.com or 703-931-1516).
TRB's Transportation Research Circular E-C178: Exploring New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey summarizes input on the design of the next NHTS from the user community.
The 2015 NHTS Add-on Program Pooled Fund is now open for participation by local, regional and state add-on partners.
Add-on partners are not limited to transportation agencies. Public transit, health, air quality, energy, safety and other data users are all welcome.
The add-on pooled funding agreement must be in place by June, 2014. The pooled fund is open now for incremental funding.
See the Pooled Fund project page for details including project background, objectives, scope of work, benefits of participation, minimum funding level, project schedule, and FAQ.
Adella Santos, NHTS Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-366-5021)
New in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Walking Distance by Trip Purpose and Population Subgroups.
New report, How to Increase Bicycling for Daily Travel [PDF].