Table 1. Holiday Travel by Selected Trip Characteristics: 2001
|Trip Characteristics||Thanksgiving in Percent (except as noted)||Christmas/New Year's in Percent (except as noted)||Remainder of Year in Percent (except as noted)|
|Total Person Trips (000)||61,821||140,135||2,289,453|
|Average Per Day (000)||10,304||8,243||6,694|
|Principal Transportation Mode|
|Mean trip length (miles)||214||275||261|
|Main Trip Purpose|
|Nights Away from Home|
|Less than 25||34.9||27.7||25.6|
NOTE: Thanksgiving Holiday travel period is defined as Tuesday thru Sunday and is based on November 20-25, 2001. Christmas/New Year's holiday period based on December 21,2001-January 6, 2002 data. Remainder of Year data based on April 1, 2001-March 31, 2002 period, excluding the Thanksgiving and Christmnas/New Year's holiday periods.
SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Highway Administration, National Household Travel Survey, (Washington DC: 2003).