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Annual Person-Trips by Mode and Purpose: 2009

Millions of person-trips


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


 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.


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