March 22, 2012 This webcast presented a study that assesses a range of public transit markets for Florida and the U.S. as a whole. Data from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey are used. The public transit markets are defined with trip purpose and seven personal, household, and travel characteristics of persons in these transit markets, including driver status, immigration status, existence of medical conditions that make it difficult to travel out of the home, household income, vehicle availability, race and ethnicity, and monthly frequency of transit use.

The speaker introduced some basic information about the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), discussed how data from the survey were used to assess public transit markets, and presented results from such an assessment on the significance of each transit market (its market size) and on the characteristics of each transit market, including general mobility levels, reliance on transit and each other major mode, attitudes toward transportation issues, socio-demographic characteristics, and trip characteristics. Download a PDF copy of the presentation.

Presented by: Xuehao Chu, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research


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