Evaluating FMS: A Preliminary Comparison with a Traditional Travel Survey

This paper presents compares two different travel survey instruments that were administered to the same set of users, in the context of the 2012 travel survey data collection effort in Singapore. The Household Interview Travel Survey (HITS) of 2012 follows the traditional static paper based approach while the Future Mobility Survey (FMS) is a smartphone based travel survey being developed in Singapore and MIT. The paper describes the FMS technology as well as the survey implementation and its relationship with HITS. Moreover, the authors discuss the data collected and compare the survey results of 244 participants who completed both the HITS and FMS surveys. Overall, participants collected 739 days of data. Using the data, the authors discuss both the successes and challenges experienced with the two approaches.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ABJ40 Travel Survey Methods. Alternate title: Evaluating Future Mobility Survey: Preliminary Comparison with Traditional Travel Survey
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  • Authors:
    • Carrion, Carlos
    • Pereira, Francisco
    • Ball, Rudi
    • Zhao, Fang
    • Kim, Youngsung
    • Nawarathne, Kalan
    • Zheng, Naijia
    • Zegras, Chris
    • Ben-Akiva, Moshe
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  • Date: 2014


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 93rd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01516645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 14-5541
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 27 2014 3:56PM