This policy brief aims to answer the following questions: what is the best way to measure individuals’ long-distance travel in order to inform planning and policy, and what factors are associated with long-distance travel and do they suggest inequitable access to intercity and more distant destinations?
This project drew on five survey datasets to address research questions related to how best to measure long-distance travel, how long-distance travel influences well-being, and how access to long-distance travel varies among socio-demographic groups.
This Masters thesis describes current methods of transportation data collection and proposes new methods, as well as attempts to quantify the impact on Vermont’s roadways of the transportation-based tourism sector.
Over the last two decades, a limited number of studies have sought to measure attributes of one’s social network and connect these measures to travel. Increasingly, burdensome social network surveys include a contact’s location. This study focuses on long-distance travel, itself a challenge to quantify.