2013 Metropolitan Area Planning Agency External Travel Survey

The 2013 Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) External Travel Survey was conducted to measure and identify travel patterns into, within, and out of the greater Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area in Nebraska. MAPA sponsored the survey in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, the Nebraska Department of Roads, and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Data Collection Agency

MAPA conducted the survey.


The purpose of the survey was to collect information and data needed as input for MAPA’s travel-demand model. The survey employed a combination of nine survey methods and data-collection activities, including Bluetooth technology, intercept surveys, postcard handouts, travel-time studies, vehicle classification counts, and a web-based survey.

Survey Records

Survey records include a total of 729 participants.

Transportation Data

This study provides Bluetooth records and supplementary data for 17,434 passenger trips and 3,123 commercial trips, accounting for 714,218 vehicle miles traveled.

Transportation data are available as zipped files. Download Winzip.

Full Survey Data

(Excluding Any GPS)


For the study's latitude and longitude data, learn how to access the spatial data.

How To Cite the Data

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