Guidelines and Recommendations for Household and External Travel Surveys

The Texas Department of Transportation has a comprehensive ongoing travel survey program. Research under RMC 0-5711 examined areas within two select travel surveys concerning quality control issues involved in data collection and sampling error in the data caused by various assumptions, survey methods, and issues such as non-response. Quality control issues, sampling errors, and non-response in external and household travel surveys conducted in Texas were identified, examined, and evaluated. This report presents an assessment of various quality control issues for household and external surveys in Texas. Much of it is based on the research documented in RMC 0-5711-R1. This report extends those findings and includes documentation on the individual data element checks performed on the data from household and external surveys conducted in Texas. A set of guidelines and recommendations are presented to maintain and improve quality control for household and external surveys in Texas.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research Project Title: Improving Quality and Accuracy in Select Travel Surveys. Report Date: September 2009; Published: March 2010.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pearson, David F
    • Hard, Edwin N
    • Farnsworth, Stephen P
    • Forrest, Timothy L
    • Spillane, Debbie L
    • Ojah, Mark
    • Womack, Katie
    • Boxill, Sharon A
    • Lewis, Carol A
  • Publication Date: 2010-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Product
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-10/0-5711-P1, Product 0-5711-P1
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-5711
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2010 2:27PM