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.
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.
The NHTS program has completed its internal USDOT review of the 2015/2016 survey plan. On August 3rd, the NHTS submitted its Office of Management and Budget (OMB) package for external review. OMB has up to 90 days to provide questions to the NHTS team.
The TRB Task Force on Understanding New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey (ABJ45T) is calling for posters showcasing innovative uses of the NHTS for presentation at the TRB Annual Meeting on January 10–14, 2016. Abstracts are due by Friday, September 4, 2015. See the announcement for details.
The NHTS Compendium of Uses provides a summary of the uses and applications of NHTS data in transportation planning and related activities. The most recent Compendium has been posted and contains 192 publications and articles from January – June, 2015.
An article on millennial travel titled Are Millennials Really the "Go-Nowhere" Generation? was recently published by the Journal of the American Planning Association. In this article, author Noreen McDonald uses NHTS data to look at age cohorts to determine travel changes over time among younger individuals. The report can be found here, with a news article based on the report here.
The NHTS team has created a new NHTS Academy module on trip chaining. Topics covered include:
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.