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".
2013 was a busy and successful year for the NHTS program! In preparation for 2015, various states and MPOs from across the country attended workshops in Little Rock, AR, and Lakewood, CO, in early December to learn more about the NHTS and its benefits toward state-wide planning. Representatives from St. Louis, Arkansas, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota, Maryland and Tennessee were in attendance. Examples of NHTS data usage in transportation analysis were presented by New York State. An additional workshop and webinar may be scheduled in 2014 for interested parties. Please contact Adella Santos (Adella.Santos@dot.gov) for more information.
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)
Updated NHTS Compendium of Uses for 2012, now with 210 research papers.
New NHTS Compendium of Uses for 2013 [PDF].
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].