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The final report contains numerous result tables and statistics at the statewide level, while the appendices contain all of the regional results. A brief statewide summary is as follows:
  • 15,033 households surveyed (0.6% of 2,547,075 Massachusetts households)
  • 37,023 persons (0.6% of 6,547,629 Massachusetts 2010 population)
  • 26,488 vehicles
  • 190,215 places
Of all trips recorded statewide, approximately:
  • 68.5% are by auto (as driver or passenger)
  • 7.7% by transit (4% train, 3.6% bus, 0.1% ferry/boat)
  • 20.1% by non-motorized (19% walk, 1.1% bicycle)

Note: A separate "trip" is considered made between all stops, so for example driving from home to work, but stopping at both day care and a gas station before getting to the office is counted as three trips, not one.

Transportation Mode Count Percent 
Walk 5,044,082 19%
Bike 292,894 1.1%
Auto/Van/Truck Driver 13,207,297 49.6%
Auto/Van/Truck Passenger 5,029,508 18.9%
Public Bus 951,866 3.6%
Train 1,053,782 4%
Ferry/boat 14,539 0.1%
Dial-A-Ride/Paratransit 66,570 0.3%
Taxi 107,497 0.4%
School bus 752,930 2.8%
Motorcycle Driver 14,314 0.1%
Motorcycle Passenger 1,281 0%
Other, SPECIFY 68,242 0.3%
Total 26,604,802 100%
All Trip Modes (Daily, Weighted)
Mode to Work Count Percent
Works from home 211,178 6.5%
Walk 153,289 4.8%
Bike 55,937 1.7%
Auto/Van/Truck Driver 2,196,773 68.1%
Auto/Van/Truck Passenger 122,804 3.8%
Bus / Public Transit 405,145 12.6%
Dial-A-Ride/Paratransit 4,025 0.1%
Taxi 6,149 0.2%
Motorcycle Driver 1,592 0%
Motorcycle Passenger 181 0%
Other, SPECIFY 51,416 1.6%
Don't Know 10,208 0.3%
Refused 5,904 0.2%
Total 3,224,601 100%
Mode to Work (Daily, Weighted)
Mode to School Count Percent
Home schooled 44,231 2.4%
Walk 230,441 12.4%
Bike 21,235 1.1%
Auto/Van/Truck Driver 271,077 14.6%
Auto/Van/Truck Passenger 520,597 28.1%
Bus / Public Transit 168,672 9.1%
Dial-A-Ride/Paratransit 1,887 0.1%
Taxi 749 0%
School Bus 550,310 29.7%
Motorcycle Driver 216 0%
Other, SPECIFY 25,972 1.4%
Don't Know 18,637 1%
Refused 1568 0.1%
Total 1,855,592 100%
Mode to School (Daily, Weighted)
            • Average daily trips per household = 10.2
            • Average daily trips per person = 4.1
Household Size Daily Trip Rate
1 4.5
2 8.3
3 13.6
4 17.5
5 22.2
6 26.6
7 24.8
8 or more 29.8
Total 10.2
Trip Rates by Household Size (Weighted)
Household Workers Daily Trip Rate
0 6.6
1 9.7
2 13.1
3 16.8
4 22
5 27.2
6 22.7
Total 10.2
Trip Rates by Number of Household Workers (Weighted)
Household Income Daily Trip Rate
Less than $15,000 8.3
$15,000-$24,999 9.2
$25,000-$34,999 8.4
$35,000-$49,999 9.4
$50,000-$74,999 10.2
$75,000-$99,999 11.4
$100,000-$149,999 13.2
$150,000 or more 13.3
Don't Know/Refused 9.8
Total 10.2
Trip Rates by Household Income (Weighted)
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