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Table 2: Percent of Trips by Trip Purpose for Long-Distance Modes

Trip purpose
Standard Standard Standard Personal Standard Standard Standard
Business error Commute error Pleasure error Business error Other error Total error
Mode
Personal vehicle 79.3 1.08 96.4 0.79 90.4 0.36 89.3 0.71 96.6 0.83 89.5 0.33
Air 17.8 0.94 1.5 0.35 6.7 0.29 4.7 0.44 1.9 0.64 7.4 0.26
Bus 0.8 0.25 0.5 0.25 2.2 0.19 5.6 0.53 0.5 0.25 2.1 0.13
Train 1.6 0.37 1.7 0.69 0.5 0.08 0.3 0.13 <0.1 <0.1 0.8 0.11
Other 0.5 0.28 0.0 0.00 0.2 0.04 0.1 0.05 1.0 0.53 0.2 0.06
Total 15.9 0.50 12.7 0.83 55.5 0.76 12.6 0.41 3.4 0.20 100.0 0.00

NOTES: Only trips in which the transportation mode and trip purpose could be identified are included. On this table, differences are measured in columns instead of rows. The
difference between shaded cells in the same column are not statistically significant, except for Business where Train is different from Other; Commute where Air is different from Bus
and Other, Personal Business where Air and Bus are different from Train and Other, and for Other trip purposes where Air is different from Bus and Train. Underlined estimates are
based on a small sample size (<30) or a coefficient of variation greater than 30% and are not reliable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Highway Administration, National
Household Travel Survey, long-distance file, 2001 (Washington, DC)