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Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 2000 Travel Behavior Inventory (Home Interview Survey, 2001) (ICPSR 34744)

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Summary:

The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 2000 Travel Behavior Inventory (Home Interview Survey, 2001) was intended to document how Twin Cities residents use the streets, highways, and transit services in the region. Respondents were asked to record their travel and activities for a 24-hour period. They were also asked for detailed information regarding their trips, including mode of transportation, trip purpose, departure and arrival times, and number of passengers. Demographic variables include gender, age, employment status, household size, number of children under five years old in the household, whether household members were students on their given travel day, household income, and whether respondents had a valid driver's license at the time of the survey.

Series: Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series

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Skipper, Michael. Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 2000 Travel Behavior Inventory (Home Interview Survey, 2001). ICPSR34744-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-09-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34744.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile use, automobiles, commuting (travel), disabilities, driving habits, households, schools, technology, transportation, travel, vehicles, volunteers, work, working hours

Smallest Geographic Unit:   Traffic Analysis Zone

Geographic Coverage:   Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Paul, United States

Time Period:  

  • 2001-04--2001-09

Date of Collection:  

  • 2001-04--2001-09

Unit of Observation:   individual, household

Universe:   Households within the greater Twin Cities metro area, which included the following 20 counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington, Chisago, Goodhue, Isanti, Le Sueur, McLeod, Mille Lacs, Rice, Sherburne, Sibley, and Wright in Minnesota; Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix in Wisconsin.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The 2000 Travel Behavior Inventory is a collection of surveys administered in the Twin Cities area. The Home Interview Survey is one key part of this larger collection of surveys. The other surveys in the 2000 Travel Behavior Inventory have not been deposited with ICPSR, and are therefore not available through ICPSR.

For additional information regarding the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 2000 Travel Behavior Inventory (Home Interview Survey, 2001), please refer to the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site.

Methodology

Study Purpose:   The purpose of this study is to update the regional computerized travel-forecasting model to estimate future travel by purpose, time of day, travel mode, and travel route. Further, this study aimed to provide a factual basis for decisions about highway and transit improvements. For additional information regarding the purpose of this study, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Study Design:   For information regarding study design, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Sample:   A total of 8,961 households were successfully recruited to participate in the survey. Those households provided both household- and person-level socioeconomic data, including among other items, household size, number of vehicles, household income, dwelling type, age, gender, and employment/school status and address. Following the demographic interviews, 6,386 households (71 percent) completed 24-hour travel logs. Household members (5+ years of age) recorded trip origin and destination locations, travel mode, trip start/end times, and activities at trip destinations. For additional information regarding sampling, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), mail questionnaire

Response Rates:   The response rate for this survey was 38 percent.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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