Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; American Travel Survey

Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; American Travel Survey

Federal Register Notice
September 2, 1999
Volume 64, Number 170

AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that BTS has forwarded the Information Collection Request for the American Travel Survey (ATS) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ATS provides information on the travel patterns of the American public and how travel is changing over time. On May 21, 1999, BTS published a Federal Register notice proposing this submission and asking for public comment (64 FR 27852). BTS did not receive any comments in response to that notice.

DATES: Please submit comments by October 4, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Please send comments to both (1) the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), OMB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, attention: DOT Desk Officer; and (2) the Docket Clerk, Docket No. BTS-99-5696, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590. Comments must include the OMB Control Number, 2139-new.

If you wish to file comments to DOT using the Internet, you may use DOT's Dockets Management System website at Please follow the instructions online for more information. This website can also be used to read comments received.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heather Contrino, Office of Statistical Programs and Services, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, phone: (202) 366-6584, fax: (202) 366-3640,


Title: American Travel Survey (ATS).

OMB Control Number: 2139-New.

Type of Request: Reinstatement of expired information collection.

Form: American Travel Survey.

Abstract: Under 49 U.S.C. 111, BTS is authorized to and responsible for collecting data related to the performance of the nation's transportation systems. The American Travel Survey provides data on the interregional flows of passenger travel. BTS and DOT will use the information to analyze the volumes and patterns of travel, the safety risks associated with travel, the role of travel in economic productivity, and the accessibility of transportation services. The data are also used in a number of ways by other Federal agencies, State and local governments, transportation-related associations, private businesses, and consumers to better understand the amount and nature of personal travel by the American public.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: The estimated burden is 33,816 hours annually.

Public Comments Invited

BTS requests comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Electronic Availability

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded using a modem and suitable communications software from the Federal Register electronic bulletin board service (telephone number: 202-512-1661). Internet users may reach the Federal Register's web site at

Ashish Sen,

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