2010–2012 Minneapolis – St. Paul Travel Behavior Inventory

The 2010–2012 Travel Behavior Inventory (TBI) provided Minnesota policymakers and researchers with data about travel in the Minneapolis – St. Paul region. It also updated the region's travel demand forecasting, including transit ridership for major transportation projects.

Data Collection Agency

The Metropolitan Council (METC) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area conducted the survey.


The TBI consists of a paper-based survey and a wearable global positioning system (GPS) survey. The data-collection process for these two surveys was independent, and the results are not intended to function together.

Survey Records

Survey records include 21,298 participants.

More Information

For more information on the survey, visit the METC website.

Transportation Data

The METC data set contains data from 10,418 households that participated in one or more areas of the study. Of the 10,418 households, 10,362 completed the travel survey portion of the study and 56 completed the wearable GPS portion of the study. For details on available data and variable definitions, see the data dictionary.

Transportation data are available as zipped files. Download Winzip.

Full Survey Data

(excluding any GPS)


Data Sorted by Person

(with unfiltered GPS speed, if included)


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

How to Cite the Data

If you use TSDC data in a publication, please contact us and include a citation in your publication consistent with the following format:

"Transportation Secure Data Center." (2017). National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Accessed Jan. 15, 2017: www.nrel.gov/tsdc.