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.

2016 NHTS Pretest is Underway

On October 27, 2015, the Office of Management and Budget issued clearance to conduct the 2016 NHTS. This major milestone allows the 2016 NHTS to proceed with pretesting. The NHTS team anticipates that the first pretest respondent will be able to log into the online questionnaire by the first week of December. Pretesting began in mid-November with recruitment survey mail outs and will continue until January.

Expert Panel Review Summary Report

A Panel of Expert Survey Methodologists met at the USDOT Headquarters on April 28, 2015 to review the 2016 NHTS Data Collection Plan, provide suggestions for improvement and discuss the future of the NHTS Program. The NHTS was fortunate to tap these world-renowned experts for measures of caution in the survey redesign and response analysis process. The summary report can be found here [PDF].

CDC Study of Trends in Active Transportation

Geoffrey Whitfield et al. of the CDC released a study in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Active Transportation Surveillance — United States, 1999–2012. It was found that active transportation was usually more common among men, younger respondents, and minority racial/ethnic groups, the least or most educated groups, and in densely populated, urban areas. The report can be found here.


TRB NHTS Task Force mid-year meeting minutes [PDF].

2015 NHTS Compendium of Uses, January through June.

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