The NHTS Academy

The NHTS Academy is a series of short, informational videos on NHTS topics of interest to new users and experienced analysts. The Academy has grown to five subject areas with nine videos.

New Trip Chaining.

NHTS Academy Module on Trip Chaining

The NHTS team has created a new NHTS Academy module on trip chaining. Topics covered include:

  • What is a trip chain?
  • Examples of chained trips.
  • Why are researchers interested in trip chains?
  • What's included in the NHTS trip chain files?
  • How to download trip chain files.

NHTS Poster Session, TRB Annual Meeting

The TRB Task Force on Understanding New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey (ABJ45T) sponsored a poster session at the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting: Travel Characteristics Past, Present, and Future – Communicating Information Derived from the National Household Travel Survey.

The abstracts and posters have been posted here.

USDOT References NHTS Poverty Brief in the 30 Year Outlook

The USDOT released a draft of a 30 year outlook for the future of transportation Beyond Traffic: Trends and Choices. The draft framework includes major trends, the implications of these trends for each mode of transportation: highways, transit, pedestrian and bicycle, aviation, intercity and freight rail, maritime, and pipeline; a description of a possible future scenario based on the trends and potential policy options based on the implication of these trends. But most importantly, the framework references NHTS and the news brief NHTS Poverty and Transportation. All Americans are invited to share ideas here.

Administrator's Excellence in Teamwork Award for NHTS Contributions to C&P Report to Congress

The NHTS was commended for authoring Chapter 1 of the 2013 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance report to Congress. This effort earned Adella Santos the Administrator's Excellence in Teamwork Award. She was presented with this honor, but recognizes the NHTS team for their many contributions. Associate Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, David Kim said, "It is a reflection of the tremendous work that was done to write and prepare what is arguably one of the most authoritative reports produced by FHWA." The report is intended to provide decision makers with an objective appraisal of the physical conditions, operational performances, and financing mechanisms of highways, bridges, and transit systems based both on the current state of these systems and on their projected future state under a set of alternative future investment scenarios. This report provides a comprehensive, data-driven background context to support the development and evaluation of legislative, program, and budget options at all levels of government. It also serves as a primary source of information for national and international news media, transportation associations, and industry.


New NHTS Brief: Mobility Challenges for Households in Poverty

See the NHTS TRB Newsletter for a summary of recent activities and announcements.

TRB NHTS Task Force Phase One Report: Exploring New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey.

NHTS Briefs

Developed by the CTA, ORNL under funding from the FHWA