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The AARP Public Policy Institute has done extensive analysis of the National Household Travel Survey data series to understand the travel patterns of persons aged 50 and older, as well as other population groups. A few key data points associated with PPI publications are highlighted below, along with a link to the full report or fact sheet, where the datapoint has been published.
Transit use by people age 65+, as a share of all the trips they take, increased by a remarkable 40 percent between 2001 and 2009. Their share of trips by private vehicle declined.ii
ii AARP Public Policy Institute analysis of the National Household Travel Survey data series. Published in How the Travel Patterns of Older Adults are Changing view
Citation: AARP Public Policy Institute analysis of the National Household Travel Survey data series.
iii Published in How the Travel Patterns of Older Adults are Changing view
iv Published in Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices view
v Published in Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update, The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving view
Trip-making for medical purposes has outpaced population growth, a trend observed among those aged 50 and older, as well as among those under 50.
i AARP Public Policy Institute analysis of the National Household Travel Survey data series. Published in Work Related Travel in an Era of Extended Employment view
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