HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS AND THE DETERMINANTS OF TRAVEL BEHAVIOR

This paper presents an analysis of household travel characteristics based on the 1977-1978 National Personal Transportation Survey, which was conducted for the U.S. Department of Transportation by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Approximately 18,000 households were interviewed within a 12-month period. Information was collected on household characteristics, each person within the household, all trips taken on the travel day, as well as all trips over 75 miles in length taken during the preceding two-week period, and on each vehicle available for use in the particular household. The findings of this paper generally support the vehicle-allocation plan selected by DOE for rationing fuel.

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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 135-138
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM