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Title: Results from the 1990 US Nationwide Personal Transport Study (NPTS)

Data on travel behavior are important to determine a nation's present travel needs and to plan for meeting its needs in the future. More specifically, data are needed to: (1) plan for the development and maintenance of the nation's highway systems; (2) examine the availability and use of different means of transportation; (3) identify demographic and socioeconomic factors that influence travel behavior; (4) evaluate the adequacy of existing transportation facilities and estimate future transportation needs and facility requirements; and, (5) assess impacts of various policy initiatives. In the United States, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is continuing its quest for more current and better data. Under the coordination of DOT's Federal Highway Administration, the 1990 Nationwide Personal Transportation Study (NPTS) was implemented to collect data to collect data on the nature and characteristics of personal travel. Commercial and institutional travel were not included in the survey.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5136870
Report Number(s):
CONF-9206161-2
ON: DE92015230
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. world conference on transport research, Lyon (France), 29 Jun - 3 Jul 1992
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; FHWA; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; HOUSEHOLDS; TRAVEL; SURVEYS; DATA ACQUISITION; DEMOGRAPHY; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; LAND TRANSPORT; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; VEHICLES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; TRANSPORT 320200* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Transportation