AIRPORT TRAVEL SURVEY MANUAL

THE MANUAL CONTAINS GUIDELINES FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA DESCRIBING GROUND TRAVEL PATTERNS AND TRIP-MAKER CHARACTERISTICS TO AND FROM AIR CARRIER AIRPORTS. THE MANUAL IS WRITTEN FOR PROFESSIONALS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING AIRPORT TRAVEL SURVEYS. THE INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL DESCRIBES THE NATURE OF TRAVEL PATTERNS AT AIR CARRIER AIRPORTS AND PROVIDES ON AN OVERVIEW OF THE EIGHT MAJOR STEPS IN THE TRAVEL DATA COLLECTION PROCESS. THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ALTERNATIVE SURVEY STRATEGIES ARE PRESENTED ALONG WITH FIVE TYPES OF DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUES (PERSONAL INTERVIEWING, COLLECTED QUESTIONNAIRES, MAIL-BACK QUESTIONNAIRES, COUNTS OR OBSERVATIONS, AND INFERENCE FROM EXISTING DATA SOURCES). CRITERIA ARE GIVEN FOR THE SELECTION OF APPROPRIATE SURVEY STRATEGIES AND DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUES. SURVEY SPECIFICATIONS ARE PRESENTED IN TERMS OF SAMPLE BASE, METHODS FOR SAMPLE SELECTION, METHODS FOR CONTROL COUNTS, FORMATS FOR QUESTIONNAIRES, AND APPROXIMATE UNIT COSTS INVOLVED. GUIDELINES ARE INCLUDED FOR PROCESSING SURVEY DATA AND MONITORING AIRPORT TRAVEL PATTERNS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE BASIC SURVEYS. AN EXTENSIVE GLOSSARY AND AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY APPEAR AT THE END. THE APPENDICES DEAL WITH HOW TO TRAIN INTERVIEWERS TO REDUCE BIAS AND HOW TO CALCULATE THE APPROPRIATE SAMPLE SIZE. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 2 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Barton-Aschman Associates, Incorporated

    820 Davis Street
    Evanston, IL  USA  60204
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM