The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) conducts the Omnibus Household Survey (OHS) to monitor public expectations of and satisfaction with the transportation system and to gather event, issue, and mode-specific information. OHS, which is conducted annually, serves as an information source for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) modal administrators to support congressional requests and to gauge internal DOT performance. Overall, OHS supports the collection of information on a wide range of transportation-related topics.
Each round of OHS contains a set of core questions that are based on critical information needs within DOT. In addition, supplemental questions are included in each round to correspond to DOT's five strategic goals: safety; reduced congestion; global connectivity; environmental stewardship; and security, preparedness, and response. Finally, specific questions posed by the various DOT modes are included in each survey.
This report presents the results of the October 2009 OHS. The
October 2009 OHS has two components: one national sample and one sample of nine
targeted metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). The national sample survey was
conducted from October 1, 2009, through November 6, 2009. The sample survey of
targeted MSAs was conducted from October 1, 2009, through November 7, 2009. Data
for both samples were collected from households in the
The primary goal of this report is to document the background information, sampling procedures, data collection, data elements and survey variables, response rates, final weights, and standard error estimation for the October 2009 OHS.
This report contains the following information: