2013 New Mexico Mid-Region Travel Survey

The 2013 New Mexico Mid-Region Travel Survey assessed travel behavior patterns to update a travel demand model (TDM) for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area: Bernalillo County, Valencia County, and southern Sandoval County. It includes the cities of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Belen as well as some tribal lands.

Data Collection Agency

The Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) contracted with Westat to conduct the survey.


The survey included the collection of socio-demographic data and a one-day (24-hour) period of household travel behavior collected during weekdays (Monday through Friday). The survey also included a random selection of a 20% subsample of households (1,023 participants) to take part in a wearable global positioning system (GPS), technology-based component of the study, which was used to assess the level of trip under-reporting from the self-reported component of the survey.

Survey Records

Survey records include a total of 5,214 participants.

More Information

For more information about the survey, see the MRCOG Final Report.

Transportation Data

The MRCOG data set contains data from 2,641 households that participated in one or more areas of the study. Of the 2,641 households, 2,471 completed the travel survey portion of the study and 170 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.