The Nationwide Personal Transportation Study (NPTS) contains national data on the nature and characteristics of travel. It addresses a broad range of travel in the United States, providing data on household trips and travel for all purposes and modes of transportation. Only household travel characteristics are depicted by the NPTS; data on freight movement is not collected. The volume of the 1983/84 NPTS presents trends which can be traced through the 1969, 1977 and 1983/84 series of the NPTS. Included is information on national demographics, household composition, vehicle ownership, household travel, journey to work, vehicle utilization, auto occupancy, mode split, and drivers. Please note that there are different time spans between the 1969, 1977 and 1983/84 surveys (eight and six years respectively). This report does not attempt to depict these differences in its graphic presentations. In addition to this document, a full report on the 1983/84 NPTS will be published which will provide more detail on transportation trends over time. In the full report special emphasis will be placed on the 1983 data, since it has not previously been published. The survey provides the information necessary to assist transportation planners and others who need comprehensive data on travel and transportation patterns in the United States. The 1983/84 NPTS is sponsored by several agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). These include the Federal Highway Administration, the Office of the Secretary, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The survey was conducted by the Bureau of Census. (Author)

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    Comsis Corporation

    11501 Georgia Avenue
    Wheaton, MD  United States  20902

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-11

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00454361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-P36-85-2
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM