Table 13 Long-Distance Travel: 2001

Table 13 Long-Distance Travel: 2001

(Trips of 50 miles or more from home to the farthest destination)

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  Percent
Modal shares of long-distance trips  
Personal vehicle 90
Air 7
Bus 2
Train 1
Other <1
Trip purpose  
Pleasure 56
Business 16
Work (commute) 13
Personal business 13
Other 3

Mode Share of trips by gender
Women (%) Men (%)
Personal vehicle 42 58
Air 43 57
Bus 55 45
Train 42 58
Other 30 70
All modes 43 57

Notes: Data were collected between March 2001-May 2002. Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Trip purpose-Pleasure includes vacations, sightseeing excursions, rest and relaxation, visiting friends and family, or outdoor recreation. Business includes conference and meeting attendence or any other business purpose than commuting to and from work or such occupational trips as driving a bus. Work includes commuting to and from work, but does not include such occupational trips as driving a bus. Personal business includes medical visits, shopping trips, and trips to attend weddings, funerals, etc.

Mode-Other includes ship, taxicab, limousine, shuttle, or bicycle.

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Household Travel Survey (Washington, DC: 2002); USDOT, BTS, National Household Travel Survey 2001 Highlights Report, BTS03-05 (Washington, DC: 2003), tables 4, A-18a, and A-24b.