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Maricopa Regional Household Travel Survey, 2002

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Bricka, Stacey (NuStats)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
automobiles; carpools; commuting (travel); driving habits; households; public transportation; traffic; transportation; travel; vehicles
  • Abstract

    The Maricopa Regional Household Travel Survey, 2002, conducted by NuStats, in collaboration with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), was initiated to assess the travel patterns of households in the metropolitan region of Phoenix, Arizona. This collection contains data for 4,018 households in Maricopa County, and a small portion of Pinal County. Household recruitment for the study was conducted through the use of a "recruitment interview", in which respondents were informed of the survey, its purpose, and the obligation of all household members to complete the survey. Information regarding the household and its members was also collected during the recruitment interview. Participating households were assigned a specific "travel period" or 48-hour period on which to record their travel and activities, including mode of transportation, trip purpose, number of vehicle passengers, departure and arrival times, ride fare, and parking costs. Demographic information for this study includes age, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, education level, occupation, and household income.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of a household travel survey is to obtain information related to travel behavior. This includes information on average vehicle occupancy, trip generation, trip distribution, and modal choice.
  • Methods

    For information on weights, please see the "Weighting and Expansion" section of the Final Report documentation included with this release.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The recruitment rate for this study was 42 percent, the retrieval rate was 73 percent, and the overall response rate was 31 percent (42 percent * 73 percent).
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-02 / 2002-12
    Time period: 2002-02--2002-12
  • 2002-02 / 2002-12
    Collection date: 2002-02--2002-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Arizona
  • Phoenix
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Households within the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona. Smallest Geographic Unit: census tract
For information on sampling, please see the "Sample Design and Performance" section of the Final Report documentation included with this release.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), mail questionnaire

    This collection has not been processed by ICPSR. The deposited files are being released as they were received from the Principal Investigator.

    There are date discrepancies between the official data deposit form and the P.I. documentation. The dates present in the ICPSR study title and the Study Time Periods and Collection Dates are those provided by the data depositor. No additional information was provided.

    For additional information on the Maricopa Regional Household Travel Survey, please visit the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35264 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35264.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Bricka, Stacey (2014): Maricopa Regional Household Travel Survey, 2002. Archival Version. Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.