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Annual Person-Trips by Mode and Purpose: 2009

Millions of person-trips

Figure

Dataset Table:

Trip Purpose Personal vehicle Transit Walk Other
Family/personal errands 146,158 2,344 15,174 2,859
Social/recreational 82,887 1,426 18,833 4,576
To/from work 55,969 2,247 1,854 1,144
School/church 26,654 829 3,542 6,651
Work-related business 10,525 264 684 469
Other 4,925 409 874 725

Notes:

 Person-trips are trips by one person in any mode of transportation. Family/personal errands includes personal business, shopping, and medical/dental appointments. The National Household Travel Survey was last completed in 2009. The 2016 National Household Travel Survey is currently underway, and results will be released in 2018.

Source:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 2009 National Household Travel Survey, latest data available at nhts.ornl.gov as of February 2016.