Q. What is the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS/NPTS)?


The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) is a national study of daily travel. Data are collected on trips taken in a 24-hour period including:

  • Purpose of the trip (work, shopping, etc.);

  • Transpiration mode (car, bus, subway, walk, etc.);

  • Travel time

  • Time of day

  • Day of week 

  • If a private vehicle

  • Number of people in the vehicle

  • Driver demographic (age, sex, worker status, education level, etc.)

  • Vehicle attributes (make, model, model year, amount of miles driven in a year)

These data are collected for:

  • All trips

  • All modes

  • All purposes

  • All trip lengths

  • All areas of the country, urban and rural

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  • Last Updated Aug 01, 2017
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  • Answered By David Martin

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