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NHTS (National Household Travel Survey) Vermont

A partnership with Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) & Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)


The 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) was conducted by the FHWA and provides information to assist transportation planners and policy makers who need comprehensive data on travel and transportation patterns in the United States. The 2009 NHTS updates information gathered in the 2001 NHTS and in prior Nationwide Personal Transportation Surveys (NPTS) conducted in 1969, 977, 1983, 1990, and 1995.


In previous surveys, few observations were collected in Vermont, but in 2009 the three agencies joined together and purchased an oversample or "add-on" of 1,690 households—541 in Chittenden County and 1,149 in the rest of the state—resulting in a Vermont sampling intensity rate that is over 5 times the national average. The results of the 2001 National Household Transportation Survey provided evidence that nationally, travel patterns differ between men and women.


Survey participants completed a one-day travel diary and telephone interview, providing us information on the participants' general travel habits, along with specific travel behaviors for a single day. Compiling information from many Vermont participants helps us understand the travel behavior throughout the state, for every day of the week, for every month of the year.


For More Information

Please contact us at transctr@uvm.edu or 802-656-1312 for more information.