The Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey was designed to obtain up-to-date information on national patterns of travel. Earlier surveys, limited primarily to automobile and truck travel, were conducted in a number of States between 1930 and 1940 and more recently between 1951 and 1959. In April 1961, a survey was conducted to determine on a national basis characteristics of travel and ownership and use of automobiels. Data for the nationwide personal transportation survey were collected in 1969-1970 by the Bureau of the Census of the Department of Commerce for the Federal Highway Administration of the Department of Transportation. There are 11 reports: (1) Automobile Occupancy; (2) Annual Miles of Automobile Travel; (3) Seasonal Variations of Automobile Trips and Travel; (4) Transportation Characteristics of School Children; (5) Availability of Public Transportation and Shopping Characteristics of SMSA Households; (6) Characteristics of Licensed Drivers; (7) Household Travel in the United States; (8) Home-to-work Trips and Travel; (9) Mode of Transportation and Personal Characteristics of Tripmakers; (10) Purpose of Automobile Trips and Travel; and (11) Automobile Ownership.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The survey was based on multi-stage probability sample of housing units located in 235 sample areas, comprising 485 counties and independent cities, representing every State and the District of Columbia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Highway Statistics Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00321438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Periodic
  • Files: TSR, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1983 12:00AM