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.

Expert Panel Review of the 2016 NHTS, April 28, 2015

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].

TRB Task Force Mid-Year Meeting

ABJ45T, the TRB Task Force on Understanding New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey met on August 24, 2015 to discuss the upcoming survey and plans for the second circular. Click here to read the meeting minutes [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.

2015/2016 NHTS Survey Submitted to OMB

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.

New 2015 NHTS Compendium of Uses

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.


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

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