Household Travel Surveys: Proposed Standards and Guidelines [chapter]

Peter R. Stopher, Chester G. Wilmot, Cheryl Stecher, Rahaf Alsnih
2006 Travel Survey Methods  
Household travel surveys remain an essential component of transport planning and modelling efforts. However, with rising costs of many surveys, and the critical need for good quality data, how best to obtain a quality survey that also provides comparable data to other household travel surveys, is a question that constantly arises. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program sponsored a research project to develop and recommend standards for household travel surveys . The purpose of this
more » ... e purpose of this research is to assist in maintaining a minimum standard of quality in household travel surveys and thus lead to greater comparability across surveys. This paper reviews t he state of practice with respect to specifying standards for surveys in general. Standards for household travel surveys are found to be non-existent, while those for any type of social survey are found to be uncommon, and deal with only a few aspects of surveys. In this research effort, over sixty possible areas for standards have been identified, of which forty one were investigated.
doi:10.1108/9780080464015-002 fatcat:odvihlvpbnejtnplthykuld5iq