2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey

The 2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) was a multi-modal study of the demographic and travel behavior characteristics of California residents. It was the largest regional household travel survey ever conducted in the United States. The study was sponsored and funded by the California Department of Transportation, the California Strategic Growth Council, the California Energy Commission, and eight local transportation planning agencies. Detailed travel behavior information was obtained from more than 42,500 households using multiple data collection methods. Details of personal travel behavior within region of residence, and inter-regionally within the State, as well as adjoining states and Mexico, were gathered. The main objective of the survey was to be able to apply the data to develop and update models to meet federal and state statutory requirements. Other objectives included gathering data from a considerably larger sample; representing all travel modes; using tolled facilities data; properly targeting long distance travel; and accurately representing weekday and weekend travel. To support advanced model development, more detailed data on vehicle acquisition decisions, parking choices, work schedules and flexibility, use of toll lanes/priced facilities, and walk and bicycle trips was collected. Most of the report focuses on the survey components, design, methods, quality and data weighting.

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    206 Wild Basin Road, Building A, Suite 300
    Austin, TX  United States  78746

    GeoStats LP

    530 Means Street NW, Suite 310
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30318

    Franklin Hill Group

    Santa Monica, CA  United States 

    Mark Bradley Research and Consulting

    524 Arroyo Avenue
    Santa Barbara, CA  United States  93109

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Transportation Planning
    PO Box 942874, MS #32
    Sacramento, California  United States  94274-0001
  • Publication Date: 2013-6-14


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 137p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2014 9:27AM