Fact #308: February 23, 2004
Holiday Travel 2001
According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the number of long-distance trips increased by 54% during the Thanksgiving holidays and 23% during the Christmas–New Year holidays in 2001. The chosen mode of travel for those holidays, however, did not change much from the remainder of the year. The share of trips made by personal vehicles was about 90%.
Holiday and Non-Holiday Periods
|Average Person Trips per Day|
|Remainder of Year||6,694|
|Principle Mode of Transport||Thanksgiving||Christmas||Remainder of Year|
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, America on the Go..., Findings from the National Household Travel Survey, "U.S. Holiday Travel," November 2003.