Opinions on Cell Phone Use on Airplanes, Congestion, and Telecommuting—from the 2006 and 2007 Omnibus Household Survey

The annual Omnibus Household Survey (OHS), administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), asks respondents about their weekly travel habits, journey to work, opinions about the transportation system, and other related issues. Presented here are a few of the key findings from the November 2006 and 2007 surveys: (1) although nearly half of the 18- to 34-year-old survey respondents would allow in-flight cell phone use if deemed safe, less than 30% of respondents age 65 or older shared that opinion; (2) about 2 out of 5 U.S. workers who reported their commute as moderately to very congested also reported that congestion had gotten worse over the 12 months preceding the survey; (3) less than 3 of 10 workers who feel they could telecommute actually do; (4) the majority of workers use their personal vehicle to commute alone to work; (5) about 2 out of 5 public transit passengers used transit at least 5 days a week; and (6) over 90 percent of airline passengers were satisfied with the amount of time taken to get through security check points.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Special Report
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 5p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01111293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR-009
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2008 12:53PM