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Annual Person-Trips by Purpose and Day of Week: 2009

Millions of person-trips


Dataset Table:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Other 862 942 838 1,071 1,160 1,106 955
School/church 8,273 4,855 5,544 6,935 5,436 5,060 1,574
To/from work 2,855 13,177 14,057 13,565 12,946 12,403 4,155
Social/recreational 17,508 12,475 12,866 12,224 13,368 16,403 22,878
Family/personal errands 18,258 24,057 24,727 24,157 23,639 25,263 26,436


Person-trips are trips by one person in any mode of transportation. Family/personal errands includes personal business, shopping, and medical/dental appointments. To or from work includes work-related business trips. 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.