Online Travel Survey Manual

# Title

The Online Travel Survey Manual: A Dynamic Document for Transportation Professionals

# Author

Members and Friends of the Transportation Research Board’s Travel Survey Methods Committee (ABJ40)

# Source

NCHRP Report 571 and the FHWA 1996 Travel Survey Manual are the basis for the majority of content contained here.

# Table of Contents

This manual is divided into 25 sections or chapters, each relying on multiple editors to merge and extend existing content from Stopher et al.’s (2008) and Tierney et al.’s (1994) work, or to create wholly new content. The chapter titles and their contributors are as follows:

  1. Introduction, by Peter Endemann, Kara Kockelman and Charlene Wilder
  2. The Generic Travel Survey Process, by Lisa Aultmann-Hall and Peter Stopher
  3. Options for Travel Surveys, by Joanne Pratt, Martin Lee-Gosselin and Shaunna Burbridge
  4. Management and Quality Control, by Laurie Wargelin and Sudeshna Sen
  5. Precision and Accuracy in Travel Surveys, by Ho-Ling Hwang, Peter Stopher and Clara Reschovsky
  6. Household Survey Methods Design and Sampling Decisions, by Kouros Mohammadian and Harry Timmermans
  7. Household Survey Organization and Contracting, by Guy Rousseau and Jimmy Armoogum
  8. Household Survey Instrument Design, by Peter Stopher, Kay Axhausen, Stacey Bricka and Eric Molin
  9. Household Survey Pretests, by Nancy McGuckin and Rob Sheldon
  10. Household Survey Implementation, by Stacey Bricka and Joanne Pratt
  11. Household Survey Coding and Geocoding, by Martin Trepanier, Elaine Murakami, Celia Boertlein and Michael Greenwald
  12. Household Survey Data Expansion and Analysis, by Steve Ruegg
  13. Household Survey Training Approaches and Priorities, by Mark Freedman, Heather Contrino and Bhuvan Eshwar
  14. Household Survey Procedures and Measures for Further Research, by Matthew Roorda, Cristina Pronello and Casper Chorus
  15. Vehicle Intercept and External Station Surveys, by Jerry Everett, Steve Ruegg and Rob Tardiff
  16. Transit Onboard Surveys, by Guy Rousseau, Arash Mirzai, Patrick Bonnel and Ken Cervenka
  17. Commercial Vehicle Surveys, by Frank Southworth, Rob Tardif, Zachary Patterson, Chris Simek, Stephanie McVey and Matthew Roorda
  18. Workplace and Establishment Surveys, by Frank Southworth, Yongping Zhang and Joy Sharp
  19. Visitor Surveys, by Mark McCourt, Brenda Zhou and Rob Sheldon
  20. Parking Surveys, by Jesse Simon and Chris Simek
  21. Stated-Response Surveys, by Gonçalo Correia and Mark Bradleya
  22. Longitudinal Surveys, by Tomas Ruiz-Sanchez, Elaine Murakami, Guang-Xiang Chen and Niel Kilgren
  23. GPS Surveys, by Jean Wolf, Michel Bleimer, Mark Bradley and other GeoStats managers
  24. Qualitative Methods, by Els Hannes, Davy Janssens and Geert Wets
  25. Costs and Trip Rates of Recent Household Travel Surveys, by David Hartgen and Elizabeth San Jose
  26. Using Smartphones for Travel Behavior Studies, by Elaine Murakami, Stacey Bricka, Sandra Rodriguez, Kevin Hathaway, Chris Hoffman, Stephen Lawe, Caitlin Cottrill, Roy Whitmore and Paul Kizakevich
  27. Appendix A - Additional Resources: Example Surveys, Field Materials & RFPs

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