The purpose of the survey is to better understand daily travel and activities in the region: how we travel, where we go, how long it takes us, and what we do when we arrive. We want to obtain a complete picture of travel patterns in the region.
Invited households (like yours) were randomly selected from all residential addresses in the region.
The information gathered from this survey will be used to understand transportation needs and plan for future transportation improvements. By participating, you ensure that your local needs are accurately represented. Your responses will have a large impact because your household is one of a small number selected to participate.
As a thank you for your participation, your household will receive your choice of a $20 gift card (Amazon or Walmart) or a $20 gift donation to the American Red Cross once each member of your household has completed Part 2 of the survey.
Whether your household travels a lot, just a little, or not at all, your responses to this survey will help us better understand transportation needs. Information about the amount of your household's daily travel will help ensure future transportation improvements are efficiently sized to meet these needs.
Yes, please report what actually happens on your assigned travel day. Even if your travel on your assigned date may not be "typical," it is important for transportation planners to understand day-to-day variations in regional travel patterns. In Part 1 of the survey, we ask you about your household's "typical" travel.
We are asking for information about the travel made by each person in your household on one day. We call this your "travel day" or "travel date". This helps us develop a full picture of all the travel that happens across the region on each weekday (even if it is not a "typical" travel day).
A trip is anytime you travel from one place and stop at a new place. Even if you stop briefly for gas, at an ATM, to drop a child off at school, or to pick up something to eat or drink, travel to that place counts as one trip, and travel from that place to the next place counts as a separate trip. All trips you make between places whether by driving, walking, biking, transit, or using any other mode of travel are important to us.
Yes, trips to and from school, sports practice, play dates, and other activities help us understand the full nature of how the transportation system is used, and how it can be improved. Please note that adults will need to record (or remember) the trips their children take that day.
Your household includes yourself, all other adults, all children, and all roommates who normally reside with you in your home. Please do not include people who are currently living away from home (e.g., living at college, active duty, and stationed elsewhere).
This is a once-in-a-decade regional transportation survey that will help shape important decisions for transportation improvements in our region. Other studies you may have been invited to participate in either collect data nationally (not just our region) or focus on a narrow topic (e.g., bus improvements).
The results of this survey will be used to plan and evaluate future transportation improvements in our region.