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Principal Investigator(s): NuStats
Household travel surveys such as the Transportation for the 21st Century Household Travel Survey (Philadelphia 2000) are used to obtain information about work and non-work trip generation, trip distribution, modal choice, and traffic assignment as well as to obtain data on average vehicle occupancy. The study area for this travel survey consisted of the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia (along with a small portion of Berks County); the New Jersey Delaware Valley counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer; and the South Jersey counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem. The resultant data set contains demographic and travel data on 5,677 households in the 14-county study area. Of the 5,677 households that participated in the study, 2,666 were from the Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania, 1,551 were from the Delaware Valley region of New Jersey, and 1,460 were from Southern Jersey. The Transportation for the 21st Century study relied on the willingness of area residents to complete diary records of all travel for a 24-hour period. It was based on telephone interviews of randomly selected households from the 14-county study area. Participating households were assigned a specific "travel day" or 24-hour period on which to record their travel and activities. Demographic variables include the number of vehicles in the household, household income, age, gender, whether respondents held a valid driver's license, whether respondents had a disability, and employment status.
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NuStats. Transportation for the 21st Century Household Travel Survey (Philadelphia, 2000). ICPSR34759-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-08-13. doi:10.3886/ICPSR34759.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34759.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: automobile ownership, automobile use, automobiles, carpools, commuting (travel), disabilities, driving habits, employment, highways, household income, households, licenses, public transportation, telecommuting, traffic, transportation, travel, vehicles, work, working hours
Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual, household
Universe: The study area consisted of the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia (along with a small portion of Berks County); the New Jersey Delaware Valley counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer; and the South Jersey counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
There is a discrepancy between the data and the documentation regarding the data collection dates. The data refers to assigned travel days in February 2000, while the documentation refers to the study beginning in March 2000. No additional information has been provided.
For additional information, please visit the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site.
Sample: For 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 33 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.
Original ICPSR Release: 2013-08-13
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