NATIONWIDE PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION SURVEY

DATA FOR THE NATIONWIDE PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION SURVEY WERE COLLECTED IN 1969-1970 BY THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS. REPORT I PRESENTS DATA CONCERNING CURRENT AUTOMOBILE OCCUPANCY RATES AND RELATES THESE FIGURES TO THE MAJOR PURPOSE OF THE TRIP AND TO SEVERAL OTHER SELECTED VARIABLES. AVERAGE CAR OCCUPANCY VARIED FROM A HIGH OF 3.3 OCCUPANTS PER TRIP FOR "VACATION TRIPS" TO A LOW OF 1.4 OCCUPANTS PER TRIP FOR "TO AND FROM WORK" TRIPS. REPORT 2 PRESENTS DATA CONCERNING THE USE OF AUTOMOBILES BY HOUSEHOLDS, AND ESTIMATES THE AVERAGE ANNUAL MILEAGE PER AUTOMOBILE, RELATED TO SEVEN SELECTED VARIABLES. PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES AVERAGED 11,600 MILES ANNUALLY. REPORT 3 EXAMINES SEASONAL VARIATIONS OF AUTOMOBILE TRIPS AND TRAVEL. MORE AUTOMOBILE TRIPS ARE TAKEN IN THE SPRING THAN IN ANY OTHER SEASON. THE AVERAGE AUTOMOBILE TRIP LENGTH IS 8.9 MILES PER TRIP FOR ALL SEASONS COMBINED, AND RANGES FROM A LOW OF 8.3 MILES A DAY IN THE WINTER MONTHS TO A HIGH OF 10.1 MILES A DAY IN THE SUMMER MONTHS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RPTS 1, 2, 3
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Strate, H E
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1972 12:00AM