The three major BTS surveys that the committee reviewed—the NHTS, the CFS, and the Omnibus Survey Program—are described briefly in Chapter 2, and the committee’s assessments of each of these surveys are summarized. The detailed findings and recommendations are given in the letter reports reproduced in Appendixes A, B, and C. The committee’s conclusions on major themes and crosscutting issues relevant to BTS’s current survey programs are presented in Chapter 3. The committee’s recommendations for making these surveys more effective in meeting the needs of a broad spectrum of data users are presented in Chapter 4.



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