Hi Everyone - at the risk of redundant postings, I am forwarding notice
that the new and improved 2009 NHTS dataset has been released and is
available at the ORNL webpage listed below. Last week (Dec 1-2) there
was a server crash, which prevented people from accessing the new data,
but things are working more smoothly today (I tested it).
I highly recommend using the user-friendly on-line table generator for
simple analyses. It will automatically use the correct weights. You
can start with a "frequently asked for" table, click on the "wrench"
symbol, and then modify the table, e.g. to subset for a specific
geographic area. For example, by clicking on variable descriptors and
values, the software will create code such as HHSTATE EQ "FL" to
limit the table to only records in Florida.
Have fun! For additional information about the NHTS, please contact
Adella Santos, the NHTS Program Manager
FHWA Office of Planning
From: National Household Travel Survey [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 7:02 AM
Subject: [NHTS] Enhanced 2009 NHTS data (Version2)
The Federal Highway Administration is pleased to announce the
availability of the enhanced 2009 NHTS data (Version2) for the
transportation community and the public. For the last 6 months, the
enhancement team has worked with all partners and all involved to
deliver this enhanced version of data for both national coverage and
add-on localities. The enhancement of the original V1.0 data was
centered on methods of processing outliers; and at the same time, FHWA
capitalized on the opportunity to use the 2008 ACS for population totals
which was not available during the preparation of Version 1.0.
The V2.0 data file is now available on the Online Analysis Tool for your
use and to download (http://nhts.ornl.gov/ ). In the following weeks
FHWA will also append the Nielsen's Claritas neighborhood
characteristics data and the fuel consumption (MPG) data from the Energy
Information Administration as an added value to V2.0. The Code Book
browser and the User Guide will be updated and available by early
Adella Santos, FHWA NHTS Program Manager
Travel Monitoring & Survey Division
FHWA, Office of Highway Information
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Today, I got a query of where to find older CTPP messages, and I thought
it might be useful to everyone.
Here is the link:
For those of you who are State DOT and MPOs, don't forget that your
updates/corrections to the TAZ delineation contact list are due to Ms.
Liang Long liang.long(a)dot.gov by December 10. The lists are posted at
on the AASHTO CTPP page: http://ctpp.transportation.org/Pages/taz.aspx
We need to provide the complete list to the Census Bureau Geography
Division in a couple of weeks, so your prompt attention to this is most
Hope to see some of you at TRB in Washington, DC.
Also, hope to see you in Reno at the TRB Conference on Transportation
Planning Applications. We will have a data workshop on Sunday May 8,
2011. http://www.trb-appcon.org/index.html Registration is not yet
FHWA Office of Planning
206-220-4460 (in Seattle)