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UNIQUE ID NUMBER CREATED BY ICPSR

Unique ID number created by ICPSR

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

County Code Number

County Code Number - This field distinguishes the county or survey containment area where the household is located. Counties are identified by the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) county code system. For areas below the county level, e... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Household Identification Number

Household Identification Number - Each household surveyed was assigned an identification number. The numbers were unique to each household unit within each survey area, but not across the nine areas. The identification number plus the county code nu... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Person Number

Person Number - Each member of the household who was 14 years old or older was assigned a number. A number was assigned for every person, regardless of whether or not the individual reported making trips. Within each household these numbers are in s... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Trip Number

Trip Number - This is a sequentially assigned number for each trip the individual made. It includes walk links to and from rail transit modes, trips made for the sole purpose of changing to a different mode and all one-way trip movements linking one... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Trip Start Time

Trip Start Time - This is the starting time of the trip. It is coded in military or 2400 hour time.

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Trip end time

Trip end time - This is the ending time of the trip. It is coded in military or 2400 hour time.

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Elapsed travel time

Elapsed travel time - Coded in minutes, this is the amount of time the trip took to complete.

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Type of Transportation

Type of Transportation - This is an encoded field that identifies the type or mode of transportation used for the trip.

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Auto occupancy for private vehicle trips

Auto occupancy for private vehicle trips - This is the number of people, including the driver, in the passenger vehicle when a trip by auto, van or truck was reported (Modes 2 and 3). ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Blocks walked to bus and rail modes

Blocks walked to bus and rail modes - This field contains the distance in blocks, when the individual walked to a transit mode. Transit modes are considered to be either Pace bus, Metra rail, CTA bus or rapid transit (Modes 5,6,7,8). ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Blocks walked from bus and rail modes

Blocks walked from bus and rail modes - This is the distance in blocks walked from a transit mode to the destination. Transit modes are considered to be either Pace bus, Metra rail, CTA bus or rapid transit (Modes 5,6,7,8). ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Trip origin activity

Trip origin activity - All trips have a beginning and an.end or an origin and a destination. The activity or business conducted at the end points is commonly referred to as the purpose. This field contains an encoded number that identifies the purpo... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Trip destination activity

Trip destination activity - The traditional trip purpose is what the Household Travel Survey calls the destination activity. It is actually the reason or purpose the individual went to the destination. ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

CATS Geographic Reference code for the Trip Origin

CATS Geographic Reference code for the Trip Origin - This field contains the geographic location where the trip began. These origin locations are coded in a two tiered fashion. First, trips that originate in the 7 counties of Northeastern Illinois a... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

CATS CAAS/CUTD Zone for CBD Survey Households with a Trip Origin in the CBD

CATS CAAS/CUTD Zone for CBD Survey Households with a Trip Origin in the CBD - This field pertains only to those Chicago CBD Survey trips originating in Chicago's Central Area. In addition to the CATS geographic Reference Code, trips originating in t... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Latitude of Trip Origin

Latitude of Trip Origin - This field contains the latitude coordinate for the center of the origin zone (ORGCODE) where the trip began. It is important to note that in terms of latitude coding, quartersection latitudes were used for CBD households w... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Longitude of Trip Origin

Longitude of Trip Origin - This field contains the longitude coordinate for the center of the origin zone (ORGCODE) where the trip began or originated. Pairing this code with the ORGLAT code produces the complete latitude/longitude for the quarter-s... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

CATS Geographic Reference code for the Trip Destination

CATS Geographic Reference code for the Trip Destination - This field contains the geographic location for the trip destination. These destination locations are coded in a two tiered fashion. First, trips that ended in the 7 counties of Northeastern ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

CATS CAAS/CUTD Zone for CBD Survey Households with a Trip Destination in the CBD

CATS CAAS/CUTD Zone for CBD Survey Households with a Trip Destination in the CBD - This field pertains only to those Chicago CBD Survey trips ending in Chicago's Central Area. In addition to the CATS geographic Reference Code, trips ending in the CB... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Latitude of Trip Origin

Latitude of Trip Origin - This field contains the latitude coordinate for the center of the destination zone (DESTCODE) where the trip ended. It is important to note that in terms of latitude coding, quartersection latitudes were used for CBD househ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Longitude of Trip Origin

Longitude of Trip Origin - This field contains the longitude coordinate for the center of the destination zone (DESTCODE) where the trip ended. Pairing this code with the DESTLAT code produces the complete latitude/longitude for the quarter-section ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Trip length in miles

Trip length in miles - Trip lengths for the survey were calculated using the latitude/longitude for the center of the zonal pair in question. The length is in 100ths of miles and represents the airline distance from the center of the origin zone to ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Trip speed

Trip speed - This is a calculated variable which uses the airline distance and travel time. It is carried out to the hundredth decimal place. Since it uses an airline distance and reported travel time, care must be given to interpreting this value. ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

Another trip indicator

Another trip indicator - This variable indicates whether or not the individual reported making another trip after the trip in question. It is used as a trip linking variable for a specific individual. ... (view details)

Taken from: Chicago Area Transportation Survey (CATS) 1990 Household Travel Survey.

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