The NHTS is the authoritative source of national data on the travel behavior of the American public. The dataset allows analysis of daily
travel by all modes, including characteristics of the people traveling, their household, and their vehicles.
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The TRB NHTS Task Force is seeking your input regarding the design of the NHTS. The responses to this survey will be provided to FHWA for consideration in the design process. Please give us your thoughts, using this link (until 5/30/13).
The TRB NHTS Task Force (ABJ45T) will hold its mid-year meeting in conjunction with the Meeting States and MPOs Information Needs in a Fiscally Constrained Environment conference in Washington, DC. Please see the meeting agenda [PDF].
TRB anticipates providing the capability for remote participation via conference call or webinar. To better plan the meeting, we would like to know your plans for participating either on site or remotely. The following link will take you to a very short survey on your plans. If you have not yet completed the survey, we urge you to complete it as soon as possible: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KQRBBBT.
If you are interested in participating in Task Force discussions, we invite to subscribe to the NHTS-USER list serve. The list serve is intended for periodic discussions of issues relevant to NHTS design and will serve as the "friend's list" for the Task Force. Technical questions should continue to be directed to the NHTS User's Forum.
You can join the list by sending an email to email@example.com and in the email BODY put 'SUBSCRIBE nhts-user firstname lastname' (for example: "SUBSCRIBE nhts-user Stacey Bricka")
FHWA has funded a research project with Battelle, the Urban Institute, and the University of Maryland to identify new and innovate tools and techniques for capturing data on long distance trips taken by the traveling public. Tools in this project include applications for the iPhone and for Facebook that, upon download and registration, will trigger when a study participant takes a long distance trip and then provides a prompt to take a short online survey to gather information regarding the trip. You can become a participant by downloading and registering one of the apps from the website http://aldts.vehicletechnologyresearchcenter.com/info.
New publication from the AARP Public Policy Institute: Work-Related Travel in an Era of Extended Employment. This paper explores emerging trends as older workers extend employment, and presents recommendations for transportation planners and policymakers to consider.
New journal article Demand for Public Transport in Germany and the USA: An Analysis of Rider Characteristics [PDF].