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St. Louis Household Travel Survey, 2002

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Zmud, Johanna (NuStats)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
automobile use; automobiles; carpools; commuting (travel); driving habits; households; public transportation; transportation; travel; vehicles
  • Abstract

    The St. Louis Household Travel Survey, 2002, entailed the collection of weekday travel behavior characteristics of households residing in each of the eight counties that comprise the St. Louis region. In addition to collecting basic demographic and socioeconomic information about each household and its members, the survey documented specific characteristics of activities and trips made, including number and purpose of trips, trip duration, time of day, mode of transportation, and specifics of school and work-related travel. The survey instruments contained three components: (1) the recruitment questionnaire, (2) the travel log, and (3) the retrieval questionnaire. In total, 7,046 households were recruited to participate in the study via telephone interview. Of these 5,094 completed travel logs during a specific 24-hour period, and the information was retrieved from all household members, regardless of age. Demographic information for this study includes age, gender, education level, employment status, and household income.
  • Abstract

    The study was undertaken to collect data for use in updating transportation demand forecasting models and for identifying transportation needs in the region.
  • Methods

    For information on weights, please see the "Data Weighting" section of the Final Report.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The overall response rate for the main study was calculated as the product of the response and retrieval rates (40 percent * 73 percent) for an overall response rate of 29 percent.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-04 / 2002-05
    Time period: 2002-04--2002-05
  • 2002-09 / 2002-12
    Time period: 2002-09--2002-12
  • 2002-04 / 2002-05
    Collection date: 2002-04--2002-05
  • 2002-09 / 2002-12
    Collection date: 2002-09--2002-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • St. Louis
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All households with telephones located within the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Louis City, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Charles, and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair. Smallest Geographic Unit: county
For information on sampling, please see the "Sample Design and Selection" section of the Final Report.
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.

    NuStats conducted the Household Travel Survey, in association with PBConsult, NuStats' DataSource, GeoStats, and Marketing Works, Inc. NuStats designed the survey, managed data collection, and analyzed the survey data. NuStats' DataSource conducted the telephone interviews and mailed the diary packets. PBConsult provided technical assistance to EWGCC for updating the travel forecasting model. GeoStats designed a global positioning system (GPS) data collection strategy for a subsample of the population, managed the data capture, and analyzed the resulting data. Marketing Works supported the public awareness component of the survey effort.

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

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35265 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Zmud, Johanna (2014): St. Louis Household Travel Survey, 2002. Version 1. Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.