State-of-the-art of Longitudinal Travel Surveys - A Comparison of the MOP and MPN

Mathijs De Haas*, Lisa Ecke, Bastian Chlond, Sascha Hoogendoorn-Lanser, Peter Vortisch

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    Longitudinal travel surveys are needed to capture individual travel behaviour changes. Only two longitudinal tavel surveys of national relevance are currently in operation, the German Mobility Panel (MOP) since 1994 and the Netherlands Mobility Panel (MPN) since 2013. This paper provides an overview of both panels' differences and similarities in design and data collection. Furthermore, representativeness, diary fatigue and non-random attrition are assessed in both panels to show the challenges panel surveys have to deal with. Overall, this paper shows important aspects of a panel survey that should be considered when designing a new longitudinal travel survey.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)196-207
    Number of pages12
    JournalTransportation Research Procedia
    Publication statusPublished - 2024
    Event12th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods - Porto Novo Beach, Portugal
    Duration: 20 Mar 202225 Mar 2022


    • Data collection
    • German Mobility Panel (MOP)
    • Longitudinal travel survey
    • Netherlands Mobility Panel (MPN)
    • Panel data
    • Travel behaviour


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