Summary of Travel Trends: 2009 National Household Travel Survey

The 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) provides data to characterize daily personal travel patterns across the country. The survey includes demographic data on households, vehicles, people, and detailed information on daily travel by all modes of transportation. NHTS survey data is collected from a sample of households and expanded to provide national estimates of trips and miles of travel by travel mode, trip purpose, and other household attributes. When combined with historical data from the 1969, 1977, 1983,1990, and 1995 NPTS and the 2001 NHTS, the 2009 NHTS serves as a rich source of detailed travel data over time for users. This document highlights travel trends and commuting patterns in eight key areas - summary of travel and demographics, household travel, person travel, private vehicle travel, vehicle availability and usage, commute travel patterns, temporal distribution, and special populations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Trends in travel behavior
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01345768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PL-ll-022
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2011 3:04PM