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 (opens new window)

NCHRP Report 571 (opens new window) and the FHWA 1996 Travel Survey Manual (opens new window) 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 (opens new window), by Peter Endemann, Kara Kockelman and Charlene Wilder
  2. The Generic Travel Survey Process (opens new window), by Lisa Aultmann-Hall and Peter Stopher
  3. Options for Travel Surveys (opens new window), by Joanne Pratt, Martin Lee-Gosselin and Shaunna Burbridge
  4. Management and Quality Control (opens new window), by Laurie Wargelin and Sudeshna Sen
  5. Precision and Accuracy in Travel Surveys (opens new window), by Ho-Ling Hwang, Peter Stopher and Clara Reschovsky
  6. Household Survey Methods Design and Sampling Decisions (opens new window), by Kouros Mohammadian and Harry Timmermans
  7. Household Survey Organization and Contracting (opens new window), by Guy Rousseau and Jimmy Armoogum
  8. Household Survey Instrument Design (opens new window), by Peter Stopher, Kay Axhausen, Stacey Bricka and Eric Molin
  9. Household Survey Pretests (opens new window), by Nancy McGuckin and Rob Sheldon
  10. Household Survey Implementation (opens new window), by Stacey Bricka and Joanne Pratt
  11. Household Survey Coding and Geocoding (opens new window), by Martin Trepanier, Elaine Murakami, Celia Boertlein and Michael Greenwald
  12. Household Survey Data Expansion and Analysis (opens new window), by Steve Ruegg
  13. Household Survey Training Approaches and Priorities (opens new window), by Mark Freedman, Heather Contrino and Bhuvan Eshwar
  14. Household Survey Procedures and Measures for Further Research (opens new window), by Matthew Roorda, Cristina Pronello and Casper Chorus
  15. Vehicle Intercept and External Station Surveys (opens new window), by Jerry Everett, Steve Ruegg and Rob Tardiff
  16. Transit Onboard Surveys (opens new window), by Guy Rousseau, Arash Mirzai, Patrick Bonnel and Ken Cervenka
  17. Commercial Vehicle Surveys (opens new window), by Frank Southworth, Rob Tardif, Zachary Patterson, Chris Simek, Stephanie McVey and Matthew Roorda
  18. Workplace and Establishment Surveys (opens new window), by Frank Southworth, Yongping Zhang and Joy Sharp
  19. Visitor Surveys (opens new window), by Mark McCourt, Brenda Zhou and Rob Sheldon
  20. Parking Surveys (opens new window), by Jesse Simon and Chris Simek
  21. Stated-Response Surveys (opens new window), by Gonçalo Correia and Mark Bradleya
  22. Longitudinal Surveys (opens new window), by Tomas Ruiz-Sanchez, Elaine Murakami, Guang-Xiang Chen and Niel Kilgren
  23. GPS Surveys (opens new window), by Jean Wolf, Michel Bleimer, Mark Bradley and other GeoStats managers
  24. Qualitative Methods (opens new window), by Els Hannes, Davy Janssens and Geert Wets
  25. Costs and Trip Rates of Recent Household Travel Surveys (opens new window), by David Hartgen and Elizabeth San Jose
  26. Using Smartphones for Travel Behavior Studies (opens new window), 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 (opens new window)

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