Advancing Models of Intercity Travel: Overnight Models and Mobile Device Data

Long distance travel has been and continues to increase in terms of trips per person and miles covered. Given the energy implications of long distance travel, particularly by air, it is essential to include long distance and overnight trips in planning models and policy decisions. The overarching goal of this project is to improve the methods used for long distance and overnight travel data collection and to advance development of a model framework for annual overnight travel activity. The project leverages the existing on-line Longitudinal Survey of Overnight Travel (LSOT) conducted in 2013-2014 for a one-year period. Pilot tests and assessment of mobile device-based data collection methods are employed. Structured interviews will be used to better understand factors including satiation and work travel that affect annual overnight travel budgets and thus the framework needed to build annual activity models for overnight travel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200,000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Start Date: 20150801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592776
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2016 5:19PM