2010/2011 Regional Household Travel Survey (RHTS)

The 2010/2011 Regional Household Travel Survey provides key travel statistics for the region to help in the planning of future transportation investments, for use in NYMTC's travel demand model, the New York Best Practice Model (NYBPM).

In total, 143,925 linked trips were derived from 18,965 households and 43,558 participants, including a sub–sample of 1,930 households whose members provided travel data using wearable Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. In addition to English, the survey was made available in Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

Key Findings
  • The approximately 22 million residents in the NY-NJ-CT study area made approximately 80 million individual trips on an average weekday
  • Public transit serves 8% of all weekday trips in the region.

2010/2011 RHTS Report

The Regional Household Travel Survey Final Report was issued in October 2014

click to download PDF → Executive Summary: An overview of the final report including purpose, methodology and key findings from the 2010/11 survey

click to download PDF → Final Report: Released in October 2014, the Final RHTS Report is intended to serve as the primary comprehensive document for general distribution.

click to download PDF → Data Set and the Data User's Manual: Access to Household, person, Vehicle, Place , Unlinked and Linked Trips Data, along with the User's Manual.

Public Use Data set is available in the following formats:

click to download SPSS →   IBM SPSS software required to perform comprehensive statistical analysis. (41MB)
click to download EXCEL →   Microsoft Excel required to perform basic analysis of the data set. (263MB)
click to download SPSS → IBM SPSS software required to perform comprehensive statistical analysis. (41MB)



GPS Pilot Project

The 2007/2008 GPS Pilot Project examined the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of using GPS technology in the RHTS.

click to download PDF → Phase One Report: Literature And Product Review:

click to download PDF → Phase Two Report: GPS Unit Comparison, Field Tests, Market Analysis:

click to download PDF → Phase Three Report: “Mixed Mode” Data Collection and Identification of Special Population Segment:

click to download PDF → Final Report: This report presents the overall project findings and conclusions as well as the findings of a small GPS travel survey performed with 35 volunteers in November 2008.