UVa NHTS -- Uva-Specific Travel Survey of Students for VDOT
Virginia Department of Transportation
Research on UVA
Sampling 2500 U.Va. Students
Surveys and data collection
As part of the 2009 Virginia add-on to the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), Virginia Department of Transportation asked CSR to administer the NHTS instrument to U.Va. Students. U.Va. Worked in conjunction with researchers at VCU, ODU, and Virginia Tech to convert the original telephone instrument to a web survey. The travel diary and study protocol was customized to a University setting. Students (n=1003 at U.Va.) provided trip diary information for randomly pre-assigned travel days allowing analysis of origin destination data. The data will allow transportation modelers to improve transportation models for the college-age population that is normally under-represented in the NHTS in University communities.
University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service 2400 Old Ivy Road Charlottesville VA 22903