Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: TA-003-001-1-1-United States-BTS-1983

Subject Area: Transportation

Bibliographic Citation: National personal transportation survey, 1983 and 1990.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Transportation  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 12/5/1996

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: Follow the instructions in the enclosed booklet to install the SETS program.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 12/5/1996

Documentation: 1 printed user's guide for SETS, machine-readable and a booklet included with the CD-ROM.

Abstract: The National Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS) is compiled by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to provide national data on the nature and characteristics of personal travel. This CD-ROM contains information in several files on households, people, vehicles, and travel reflecting a wide range of variables. The household data include information in household size, family income, availability and proximity of public transportation, and family life cycle. Information on people includes race, age, income category, and the primary mode of transportation used by individuals to commute to work. The NPTS also contains data on vehicles: make and model, model year, annual mileage, and whether the vehicle was purchased new or used. The travel file has information on purpose of trip, primary mode of transportation, trip mileage, number of household members on trip. The data are available in three formats: ASCII, ASCII delimited and SAS transport. A software called Statistical Export and Tabulation System (SETS) allows users to access documentation and data stored on this CD-ROM. With SETS, data users can browse through and print the documentation and data; tabulate and query the data; and export the documentation and data in dBase, spreadsheet, SAS, SPSS, and BMDP compatible formats.

Media/File Reports:

7116 (CD-ROM)