2015 National Household Travel Survey

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(304)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1349
Partners: Des Moines Area MPO, AZDOT, CA, GADOT, INCOG, INRCOG, MDOT SHA, NC, NCTCOG, NY, SC, TX, WI
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2017
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $23,159,050.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Daniel Jenkins
daniel.jenkins@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-1067
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Daniel Jenkins
daniel.jenkins@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-1067
Study Champion(s): Brad Gudzinas
brad.gudzinas@dot.gov
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2015 $275,000.00 Michael Gorton Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2016 $275,000.00 Michael Gorton Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $2,500,000.00 Soheila Khoii Soheila Khoii soheila.khoii@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $3,000,000.00 Soheila Khoii Soheila Khoii soheila.khoii@dot.ca.gov
Des Moines Area MPO 2015 $291,250.00 Dylan Mullenix Dylan Mullenix 515-334-0075 dmullenix@dmampo.org
Georgia Department of Transportation 2014 $1,500,000.00 Habte Kassa Habte Kassa 404-631-1797 hkassa@dot.ga.gov
Indian Nations Council of Governments 2015 $225,000.00 Viplav Putta Viplav Putta vputta@incog.org
Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments 2015 $270,000.00 Kevin Blanshan Kevin Blanshan kblanshan@inrcog.org
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2014 $225,000.00 Subrat Mahapatra Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2013 $0.00 Mark Grainer Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2014 $225,000.00 Mark Grainer Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2015 $3,341,475.00 Mark Grainer Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $800,000.00 Dan Thomas Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $1,000,000.00 Dan Thomas Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Central Texas Council of Governments 2015 $656,325.00 Arash Mirzaei Arash Mirzaei 817-695-9261 amirzaei@nctcog.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2014 $1,575,000.00 Mark Pleasant Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $4,500,000.00 Janie Temple Karrie Boedeker 512-486-5021 karrie.boedeker@txdot.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2014 $2,500,000.00 Jennifer Murray Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) has been the time proven way and mean providing publicly available authoritative travel behavior data at the national level geography with enhanced coverage for local, regional and state add-on partners. The NHTS is conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) every five to seven years since 1969. While key questions of why, how, and when we travel form the core of the survey, contemporary travel issues such as the 2009’s supplemental questions on aging, immigration, and school routes are also integrated in, providing a valuable snapshot of contemporary challenges.

The NHTS data provide a foundation for transportation planning including travel demand modeling and air quality analysis (conformity determination). In addition, NHTS data enable national, regional, and local project and program studies on multimodal planning, healthy activity, public transportation, senior citizen mobility, tolling, congestion pricing, energy demand, alternative fuel use, safety, and revenue studies.

Some of the specific data parameters NHTS provides:

• Multidimensional trip rates, such as number of trips by income, by household size, by number of workers, and by trip purpose

• Trip departing time distribution and trip ending distribution

• Trip chaining with multiple purposes

• Trip behavior information for agent-based modeling

• Vehicle fleet data, such as age, type and usage

• Public transportation mode choice

• Vehicle occupancy rate

• Vehicle cold start and hot start distribution

• Vehicle soak time distribution profile

• Vehicle-mile accumulation rates by make, model and age

• Walking, biking and other non-motorized mode of travel

• Fuel usage (gasoline, diesel, electrical, hybrid)

• Travel condition and safety rating

Obviously the NHTS provides significantly more data and information than what can be listed here. For specific NHTS data usage and historical cases, please visit nhts.ornl.gov/usersAndUses.shtml

While the core NHTS examines national travel behavior, state agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other stakeholders have the opportunity to leverage NHTS for their needs by becoming a NHTS partner (add-on). The NHTS add-on program is a cost-effective way to obtain statistically valid samples for a variety of uses, taking advantage of NHTS expertise developing travel surveys, with support from the national NHTS team.

With the next NHTS occurring in 2015 now is time to consider the benefits of becoming add-on partner, especially to:

• State highway agencies

• State transit agencies

• State rail agencies

• State and local traffic safety commissions

• Metropolitan planning organizations

• State and local air-quality agencies in nonattainment areas

• State and local health departments

• State and local housing departments

• Federal agencies: environment, housing, health

• Private business and organizations

Objectives

This pool-funded proposal is the way for add-on partners to participate in the 2015 NHTS. Add-on partners are not limited to transportation agencies. Public transit, health, air quality, energy, safety and other data users are all welcome.

Scope of Work

Objectives:

This pool-funded proposal is the way for add-on partners to participate in the 2015 NHTS. Add-on partners are not limited to transportation agencies. Public transit, health, air quality, energy, safety and other data users are all welcome.

Scope of Work:

The NHTS core program includes the cost of conducting a national sample and costs) associated with NHTS add-on activities (travel, per diem, and registration). Add-on activities include workshops to review and assess data and methods, knowledge-exchange panels identifying new data and data application techniques, and presentations to share findings at national gatherings by add-on partners.

To join the add-on program, partners will pay for additional samples in their geographic areas of interest. The national NHTS team’s current assessment is that a minimum commitment of approximately $225,000 per add-on will be needed to ensure statistical validity for up to two-dimension data for a local area. However, we encourage you to contact the NHTS program manager if your organization has such data needs regardless of financial situation.

The NHTS team will develop a detailed work plan for achieving project goals, as well as a detailed schedule of milestones and deliverables. Services provided as benefits to add-on partners include:

1. Study and sample design, including local plan

2. Survey questionnaire and field materials design, and programming including local material

3. Database development and documentation

4. Pre-testing

5. Interviewer training and continuous interview monitoring

6. Data collection

7. Data processing and data quality assurance testing

8. Data weighting and expansion

9. Final data files

10. Full documentation of study methods

11. User guide

12. Non-response analysis

Comments

National NHTS program: $ 7,000, 000 core total has been committed.

Estimated cost for Add-On: Lower bound for add-on partners: $225,000.00 per add -on.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1349.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Letter TPF-5(304) Acceptance Leter.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(304) Waiver of SPR Part 1 Match TPF-5(304) Waiver of SPR part 1 Match.pdf Memorandum Public
NHTS 1st Quarterly Report-Oct-Dec.2014 Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 2nd Quarterly Report - Jan.-March 2015 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 3rd Quarterly Report April-July 2015 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20150731.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 4th Quarterly Report July-September 2015 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 201501031.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 5th Quarterly Report October-December 2015 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20151231.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 6th Quarterly Report January-March 2016 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20160331.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 7th Quarterly Report April-June 2016 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20160630.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 8th Quarterly Report July-Sept 2016 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20160930.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 9th Quarterly Report October - December 2016 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20161231.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 10 Quarterly Report April 2017 Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report October-December 2018 2019 1Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report July-September 2018 2018 4Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report April-June 2019 Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report October-December 2019 2027 NHTS 2019 4Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report April-June 2020 2017 NHTS 2020 2Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Querterly Report July-September 2020 2017 NHTS 2020 3Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report October-December 2020 2017 NHTS 2020 4Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report July-September 2021 2017 NHTS 2021 3Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public

No document attached.

2015 National Household Travel Survey

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(304)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1349
Partners: Des Moines Area MPO, AZDOT, CA, GADOT, INCOG, INRCOG, MDOT SHA, NC, NCTCOG, NY, SC, TX, WI
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2017
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $23,159,050.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Daniel Jenkins
daniel.jenkins@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-1067
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Daniel Jenkins
daniel.jenkins@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-1067
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2015 $275,000.00 Michael Gorton Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2016 $275,000.00 Michael Gorton Mary Ann Roder 602-712-4542 mroder@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $2,500,000.00 Soheila Khoii Soheila Khoii soheila.khoii@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $3,000,000.00 Soheila Khoii Soheila Khoii soheila.khoii@dot.ca.gov
Des Moines Area MPO 2015 $291,250.00 Dylan Mullenix Dylan Mullenix 515-334-0075 dmullenix@dmampo.org
Georgia Department of Transportation 2014 $1,500,000.00 Habte Kassa Habte Kassa 404-631-1797 hkassa@dot.ga.gov
Indian Nations Council of Governments 2015 $225,000.00 Viplav Putta Viplav Putta vputta@incog.org
Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments 2015 $270,000.00 Kevin Blanshan Kevin Blanshan kblanshan@inrcog.org
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2014 $225,000.00 Subrat Mahapatra Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2013 $0.00 Mark Grainer Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2014 $225,000.00 Mark Grainer Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2015 $3,341,475.00 Mark Grainer Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $800,000.00 Dan Thomas Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $1,000,000.00 Dan Thomas Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Central Texas Council of Governments 2015 $656,325.00 Arash Mirzaei Arash Mirzaei 817-695-9261 amirzaei@nctcog.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2014 $1,575,000.00 Mark Pleasant Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $4,500,000.00 Janie Temple Karrie Boedeker 512-486-5021 karrie.boedeker@txdot.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2014 $2,500,000.00 Jennifer Murray Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) has been the time proven way and mean providing publicly available authoritative travel behavior data at the national level geography with enhanced coverage for local, regional and state add-on partners. The NHTS is conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) every five to seven years since 1969. While key questions of why, how, and when we travel form the core of the survey, contemporary travel issues such as the 2009’s supplemental questions on aging, immigration, and school routes are also integrated in, providing a valuable snapshot of contemporary challenges.

The NHTS data provide a foundation for transportation planning including travel demand modeling and air quality analysis (conformity determination). In addition, NHTS data enable national, regional, and local project and program studies on multimodal planning, healthy activity, public transportation, senior citizen mobility, tolling, congestion pricing, energy demand, alternative fuel use, safety, and revenue studies.

Some of the specific data parameters NHTS provides:

• Multidimensional trip rates, such as number of trips by income, by household size, by number of workers, and by trip purpose

• Trip departing time distribution and trip ending distribution

• Trip chaining with multiple purposes

• Trip behavior information for agent-based modeling

• Vehicle fleet data, such as age, type and usage

• Public transportation mode choice

• Vehicle occupancy rate

• Vehicle cold start and hot start distribution

• Vehicle soak time distribution profile

• Vehicle-mile accumulation rates by make, model and age

• Walking, biking and other non-motorized mode of travel

• Fuel usage (gasoline, diesel, electrical, hybrid)

• Travel condition and safety rating

Obviously the NHTS provides significantly more data and information than what can be listed here. For specific NHTS data usage and historical cases, please visit nhts.ornl.gov/usersAndUses.shtml

While the core NHTS examines national travel behavior, state agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other stakeholders have the opportunity to leverage NHTS for their needs by becoming a NHTS partner (add-on). The NHTS add-on program is a cost-effective way to obtain statistically valid samples for a variety of uses, taking advantage of NHTS expertise developing travel surveys, with support from the national NHTS team.

With the next NHTS occurring in 2015 now is time to consider the benefits of becoming add-on partner, especially to:

• State highway agencies

• State transit agencies

• State rail agencies

• State and local traffic safety commissions

• Metropolitan planning organizations

• State and local air-quality agencies in nonattainment areas

• State and local health departments

• State and local housing departments

• Federal agencies: environment, housing, health

• Private business and organizations

Objectives

This pool-funded proposal is the way for add-on partners to participate in the 2015 NHTS. Add-on partners are not limited to transportation agencies. Public transit, health, air quality, energy, safety and other data users are all welcome.

Scope of Work

Objectives:

This pool-funded proposal is the way for add-on partners to participate in the 2015 NHTS. Add-on partners are not limited to transportation agencies. Public transit, health, air quality, energy, safety and other data users are all welcome.

Scope of Work:

The NHTS core program includes the cost of conducting a national sample and costs) associated with NHTS add-on activities (travel, per diem, and registration). Add-on activities include workshops to review and assess data and methods, knowledge-exchange panels identifying new data and data application techniques, and presentations to share findings at national gatherings by add-on partners.

To join the add-on program, partners will pay for additional samples in their geographic areas of interest. The national NHTS team’s current assessment is that a minimum commitment of approximately $225,000 per add-on will be needed to ensure statistical validity for up to two-dimension data for a local area. However, we encourage you to contact the NHTS program manager if your organization has such data needs regardless of financial situation.

The NHTS team will develop a detailed work plan for achieving project goals, as well as a detailed schedule of milestones and deliverables. Services provided as benefits to add-on partners include:

1. Study and sample design, including local plan

2. Survey questionnaire and field materials design, and programming including local material

3. Database development and documentation

4. Pre-testing

5. Interviewer training and continuous interview monitoring

6. Data collection

7. Data processing and data quality assurance testing

8. Data weighting and expansion

9. Final data files

10. Full documentation of study methods

11. User guide

12. Non-response analysis

Comments

National NHTS program: $ 7,000, 000 core total has been committed.

Estimated cost for Add-On: Lower bound for add-on partners: $225,000.00 per add -on.

Title File/Link Type Private
Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1349.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Letter TPF-5(304) Acceptance Leter.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(304) Waiver of SPR Part 1 Match TPF-5(304) Waiver of SPR part 1 Match.pdf Memorandum Public
NHTS 1st Quarterly Report-Oct-Dec.2014 Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 2nd Quarterly Report - Jan.-March 2015 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 3rd Quarterly Report April-July 2015 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20150731.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 4th Quarterly Report July-September 2015 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 201501031.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 5th Quarterly Report October-December 2015 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20151231.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 6th Quarterly Report January-March 2016 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20160331.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 7th Quarterly Report April-June 2016 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20160630.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 8th Quarterly Report July-Sept 2016 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20160930.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 9th Quarterly Report October - December 2016 Pooled Fund Quarterly Report TPF5304 20161231.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS 10 Quarterly Report April 2017 Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report October-December 2018 2019 1Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report July-September 2018 2018 4Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report April-June 2019 Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report October-December 2019 2027 NHTS 2019 4Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report April-June 2020 2017 NHTS 2020 2Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Querterly Report July-September 2020 2017 NHTS 2020 3Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report October-December 2020 2017 NHTS 2020 4Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
NHTS Quarterly Report July-September 2021 2017 NHTS 2021 3Q report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
No document attached.

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