Add-On to the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(133)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1118
Partners: AZDOT, CA, FL, GADOT, IADOT, IN, NC, NE, NY, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI
Contractor(s): Westat
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number: DTFH61-07-F-00166
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2010
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $18,177,550.00
Total Commitments Received: $18,177,550.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Heather Contrino
heather.contrino@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5060
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Heather Contrino
heather.contrino@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5060
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2006 $259,172.00 Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2007 $140,828.00 Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2008 $750,050.00 Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2007 $3,150,000.00 Richard Haggstrom Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2008 $350,000.00 Huiwei Shen Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2008 $1,225,000.00 Georgene Geary Georgene Geary 404-363-7512 Georgene.Geary@dot.state.ga.us
Indiana Department of Transportation 2008 $500,000.00 Roy Nunnally Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2007 $105,000.00 Sandra Larson Sandra Larson 515-239-1205 sandra.larson@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $455,000.00 Sandra Larson Sandra Larson 515-239-1205 sandra.larson@iowadot.us
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2007 $105,000.00 Amy Starr Amy Starr 402-479-3687 amy.starr@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2008 $105,000.00 Amy Starr Amy Starr 402-479-3687 amy.starr@nebraska.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $1,750,000.00 Gary Frederick Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2007 $875,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2008 $875,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2008 $787,500.00 Mike Sanders Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2008 $0.00 David Huft David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2006 $350,000.00 Stephanie Vincent Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2008 $3,500,000.00 Janie Temple Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2008 $175,000.00 Jennifer Fitch 802-828-2553 Jennifer.Fitch@state.vt.us
Virginia Department of Transportation 2007 $2,500,000.00 Paul Agnello Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2008 $10,000.00 Paul Agnello Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2008 $210,000.00 Lori Richter Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

The NHTS is a survey of travel by U.S. households conducted every 5 to 7 years by the FHWA. The next NHTS is scheduled for 2008 data collection. The study provides detailed information on the public usage of the transportation system by all motorized and non-motorized modes. Using a 1-day travel diary, the NHTS obtains detailed household, person, vehicle, and trip information to support modeling, planning, and policymaking.

Starting in 1990, the add-on program was initiated to allow States and MPOs to purchase NHTS samples to create a household travel survey dataset for their area. Data on trips of all lengths, for all purposes, and by all modes is collected. Add-on areas will receive a fully documented and quality reviewed final geocoded database. Examples of MPO and State applications of the NHTS include:

o Trip Generation Rates--estimates of the amount and type of travel generated by households are used to develop trip generation models for travel demand forecasting and long-range plans.

o Statewide Travel Trends--Trends in demographics and travel behavior are applied to safety, congestion, and system integration planning and program development.

o Air Quality Analysis--Data allows for independent analysis of overall VMT by vehicle type and cold starts and hot soaks.

Objectives

This proposal provides transportation agencies at the State, regional, and local level with a mechanism for collecting quality travel survey data. The NHTS Add-On program¿s objective is to supply transportation agencies with quality household travel survey data. The outcome is a final data set with key transportation performance indicators that supports data analysis on significant trends in user demographics and travel behavior. Household travel survey data is critical for modeling, planning, and decision making in the context of limited infrastructure options and a heightened emphasis on safety and congestion planning.

Scope of Work

The contractor will develop a detailed work plan for the achievement of the intended project goal. The work plan will contain a detailed project schedule including milestones, interim deliveries, and final deliverables. The following key tasks will be completed for the NHTS Add-On program

1. Study and Sample Design

2. Survey Instrument and Field Materials Design, Programming, and Printing

3. Database Development and Documentation

4. Pretest

5. Interviewer training and continuous monitoring

6. Data Collection

7. Data processing and Quality Assurance

8. Data Weighting and Expansion

9. Final Data Set Development

10. Full Study Methods and Data Documentation

11. Users Guide

Comments

The estimated cost of the NHTS Add-On Program is $175 per completed households. This covers the cost of survey data collection and in-house data quality review and monitoring for each participating agency. Deliverables to Add-On participants include (1) Edited, weighted, quality reviewed final data set, (2) Full data and methods documentation, (3) Origin and Destination geocodes for all trip ends, (4) Transit, walk, and bike trip data including for access and egress, and (5) User support.

No document attached.

Add-On to the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(133)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1118
Partners: AZDOT, CA, FL, GADOT, IADOT, IN, NC, NE, NY, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI
Contractor(s): Westat
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number: DTFH61-07-F-00166
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2010
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $18,177,550.00
Total Commitments Received: $18,177,550.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Heather Contrino
heather.contrino@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5060
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Heather Contrino
heather.contrino@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5060
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2006 $259,172.00 Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2007 $140,828.00 Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2008 $750,050.00 Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2007 $3,150,000.00 Richard Haggstrom Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2008 $350,000.00 Huiwei Shen Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2008 $1,225,000.00 Georgene Geary Georgene Geary 404-363-7512 Georgene.Geary@dot.state.ga.us
Indiana Department of Transportation 2008 $500,000.00 Roy Nunnally Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2007 $105,000.00 Sandra Larson Sandra Larson 515-239-1205 sandra.larson@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $455,000.00 Sandra Larson Sandra Larson 515-239-1205 sandra.larson@iowadot.us
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2007 $105,000.00 Amy Starr Amy Starr 402-479-3687 amy.starr@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2008 $105,000.00 Amy Starr Amy Starr 402-479-3687 amy.starr@nebraska.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $1,750,000.00 Gary Frederick Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2007 $875,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2008 $875,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2008 $787,500.00 Mike Sanders Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2008 $0.00 David Huft David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2006 $350,000.00 Stephanie Vincent Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2008 $3,500,000.00 Janie Temple Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Vermont Agency of Transportation 2008 $175,000.00 Jennifer Fitch 802-828-2553 Jennifer.Fitch@state.vt.us
Virginia Department of Transportation 2007 $2,500,000.00 Paul Agnello Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2008 $10,000.00 Paul Agnello Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2008 $210,000.00 Lori Richter Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The NHTS is a survey of travel by U.S. households conducted every 5 to 7 years by the FHWA. The next NHTS is scheduled for 2008 data collection. The study provides detailed information on the public usage of the transportation system by all motorized and non-motorized modes. Using a 1-day travel diary, the NHTS obtains detailed household, person, vehicle, and trip information to support modeling, planning, and policymaking.

Starting in 1990, the add-on program was initiated to allow States and MPOs to purchase NHTS samples to create a household travel survey dataset for their area. Data on trips of all lengths, for all purposes, and by all modes is collected. Add-on areas will receive a fully documented and quality reviewed final geocoded database. Examples of MPO and State applications of the NHTS include:

o Trip Generation Rates--estimates of the amount and type of travel generated by households are used to develop trip generation models for travel demand forecasting and long-range plans.

o Statewide Travel Trends--Trends in demographics and travel behavior are applied to safety, congestion, and system integration planning and program development.

o Air Quality Analysis--Data allows for independent analysis of overall VMT by vehicle type and cold starts and hot soaks.

Objectives

This proposal provides transportation agencies at the State, regional, and local level with a mechanism for collecting quality travel survey data. The NHTS Add-On program¿s objective is to supply transportation agencies with quality household travel survey data. The outcome is a final data set with key transportation performance indicators that supports data analysis on significant trends in user demographics and travel behavior. Household travel survey data is critical for modeling, planning, and decision making in the context of limited infrastructure options and a heightened emphasis on safety and congestion planning.

Scope of Work

The contractor will develop a detailed work plan for the achievement of the intended project goal. The work plan will contain a detailed project schedule including milestones, interim deliveries, and final deliverables. The following key tasks will be completed for the NHTS Add-On program

1. Study and Sample Design

2. Survey Instrument and Field Materials Design, Programming, and Printing

3. Database Development and Documentation

4. Pretest

5. Interviewer training and continuous monitoring

6. Data Collection

7. Data processing and Quality Assurance

8. Data Weighting and Expansion

9. Final Data Set Development

10. Full Study Methods and Data Documentation

11. Users Guide

Comments

The estimated cost of the NHTS Add-On Program is $175 per completed households. This covers the cost of survey data collection and in-house data quality review and monitoring for each participating agency. Deliverables to Add-On participants include (1) Edited, weighted, quality reviewed final data set, (2) Full data and methods documentation, (3) Origin and Destination geocodes for all trip ends, (4) Transit, walk, and bike trip data including for access and egress, and (5) User support.

No document attached.

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