Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey, 1969: [United States] (ICPSR 3328)

Published: Jul 3, 2002

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


Version V1

This survey is the first in the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS) series. NPTS was designed to collect information on all trips taken during a 24-hour period, as well as trips of 75 or more miles one-way during the preceding 14 days. Trips made by any means of transportation were recorded, including automobile, walking, bicycle, school bus, motorcycle, and various modes of public transportation. A purpose code was also assigned to each trip: earning a living, family and personal business, educational or religious, and social and recreational. Demographic information was collected on participants as well, including geographic information, age, sex, race, occupation, and employment status of household members, and whether they owned or had access to a car.

United States Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey, 1969: [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002-07-03.

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United States Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration

1969 -- 1970

1969 -- 1970

It should be noted that, due to the age and incomplete documentation of this dataset, it is in less than optimal condition and is provided primarily to complement the later iterations of this series that ICPSR has acquired. A number of variables have undocumented codes and possibly invalid values and the documentation that does exist is difficult to read. In addition, only a small portion of the data that were originally collected are available in this dataset, which contains only the household information and the Travel Day Report. Questionnaire sections not included are the detailed Automobile Record, Shopping, Travel to Work, and Overnight Travel.

Multistage probability sample of housing units, drawn from every state and the District of Columbia.

The civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

personal interviews

survey data




  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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