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Nationwide Personal Transportation Study, 1977 [United States] (ICPSR 7992)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration

Summary:

The Nationwide Personal Transportation Study (NPTS) was designed to collect information on all trips taken during a designated 24-hour period and some additional detail on trips of 75 miles or more during the preceding 14-day period. Data were also gathered on the availability and use of public transportation, types of motorized vehicles available to the household, and characteristics of the trips taken including mode, purpose, miles traveled, time required, and persons on the trip. Also provided is information about trips taken by persons who commute to and/or from their job. There are 32 files, covering the following eight areas for each year quarter: Household Characteristics (Parts 1, 9, 17, and 25), Household Member Characteristics (Parts 2, 10, 18, and 26), Household Vehicle Information (Parts 3, 11, 19, and 27), Occupation and Travel-to-Work Data (Parts 4, 12, 20, and 28), Travel Day Trip Data (Parts 5, 13, 21, and 29), Fourteen-Day Travel Period Trips (Parts 6, 14, 22, and 30), Stop Data for Fourteen-Day Travel Period Trips (Parts 7, 15, 23, and 31), and Annual Long-Trip Data (Parts 8, 16, 24, and 32) compiled from the National Household Travel Survey for the 13,365 households common to both studies. Demographic information in the Household Member Characteristics files includes age, sex, race, marital status, household relationship, and educational attainment.

Series: Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  First Quarter, Segment 1 - Download All Files (9.379 MB)
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DS2:  First Quarter, Segment 2 - Download All Files (9.684 MB)
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DS3:  First Quarter, Segment 3 - Download All Files (9.237 MB)
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DS5:  First Quarter, Segment 5 - Download All Files (19.12 MB)
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DS6:  First Quarter, Segment 6 - Download All Files (9.76 MB)
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DS7:  First Quarter, Segment 7 - Download All Files (8.762 MB)
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DS8:  First Quarter, Segment 8 - Download All Files (10.314 MB)
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DS9:  Second Quarter, Segment 1 - Download All Files (9.351 MB)
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DS10:  Second Quarter, Segment 2 - Download All Files (9.652 MB)
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DS11:  Second Quarter, Segment 3 - Download All Files (9.233 MB)
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DS12:  Second Quarter, Segment 4 - Download All Files (10.77 MB)
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DS13:  Second Quarter, Segment 5 - Download All Files (17.106 MB)
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DS14:  Second Quarter, Segment 6 - Download All Files (9.753 MB)
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DS15:  Second Quarter, Segment 7 - Download All Files (8.775 MB)
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DS16:  Second Quarter, Segment 8 - Download All Files (10.29 MB)
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DS17:  Third Quarter, Segment 1 - Download All Files (9.376 MB)
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DS18:  Third Quarter, Segment 2 - Download All Files (9.681 MB)
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DS19:  Third Quarter, Segment 3 - Download All Files (9.26 MB)
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DS20:  Third Quarter, Segment 4 - Download All Files (10.842 MB)
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DS21:  Third Quarter, Segment 5 - Download All Files (18.284 MB)
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DS22:  Third Quarter, Segment 6 - Download All Files (9.619 MB)
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DS23:  Third Quarter, Segment 7 - Download All Files (8.747 MB)
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DS24:  Third Quarter, Segment 8 - Download All Files (9.79 MB)
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DS25:  Fourth Quarter, Segment 1 - Download All Files (9.418 MB)
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DS26:  Fourth Quarter, Segment 2 - Download All Files (9.734 MB)
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DS27:  Fourth Quarter, Segment 3 - Download All Files (9.276 MB)
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DS28:  Fourth Quarter, Segment 4 - Download All Files (10.983 MB)
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DS29:  Fourth Quarter, Segment 5 - Download All Files (18.167 MB)
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DS30:  Fourth Quarter, Segment 6 - Download All Files (9.62 MB)
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DS31:  Fourth Quarter, Segment 7 - Download All Files (8.762 MB)
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DS32:  Fourth Quarter, Segment 8 - Download All Files (9.228 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. NATIONWIDE PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION STUDY, 1977 [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR07992-v1 Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration [producer], 1980. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07992.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile use, commuting (travel), driving habits, public transportation, traffic, travel, vehicles

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1977--1978

Universe:   Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Each household, person, and trip reported in these files was assigned a weight. Weighting instructions are provided in pages 34-50 of the machine-readable documentation.

Methodology

Sample:   A stratified multistage cluster sample was used to select 24,466 households, 3,084 of which were not interviewed. All households included in the sample had previously been interviewed for the Current Population Survey.

Data Source:

personal interviews and the National Household Travel Survey conducted by United States Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 33 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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