Origin and Destination Surveys provide a detailed picture of the trip patterns and travel choices of a city’s or region’s residents. These surveys collect valuable data related to households, individuals, and trips. This information allows traffic engineers and planners to understand travel patterns and characteristics that provide input to travel demand model development, forecasting, and planning for wide-area transportation infrastructure needs and services.
Origin is the location where a trip begins. It is described in terms of a street address, a monument (e.g., a well‐known location, an office building, a school, etc.), a street intersection, or a district. All survey origins have been geo‐coded for precision. Each origin has also been assigned a zone number, to support the application of the survey data for travel demand modeling and forecasting.