PSRC conducting household travel survey

Help planners understand the travel behavior of real households

PSRC is conducting a regional travel study to better understand the transportation needs and preferences of the region’s residents.

Thousands of residents in the area will receive invitations to participate in this important transportation study sometime between April and June 2019.

“The region has seen tremendous population and job growth in recent years, along with completion of new transportation infrastructure,” said Josh Brown, PSRC’s Executive Director. “This survey will provide an up-to-date view of how residents get around and help decision makers continue to plan improvements in the transportation system.”

By 2050, the central Puget Sound region is expected to grow by 1.8 million people. This rise in population and job growth is forecasted to lead to a 35% increase in regional travel demand.

Participation in the study can help answer questions about how the region can maintain and improve mobility, accessibility, and connectivity for residents as population grows and travel patterns evolve. The information collected will be vital for planning and prioritizing improvements for the Puget Sound region’s transportation system.

The study will help planners understand the travel behavior of real households, such as the trips people make to work, school, or shopping centers, to help decision makers prioritize transportation projects.

PSRC conducted similar studies in 2014, 2015, and 2017. The 2019 study will provide up-to-date information and will also help planners understand changing needs over time.  The City of Seattle is sponsoring extra data collection within the city.

Resource Systems Group, Inc. (RSG) is administering the survey on behalf of PSRC. A random sample of the region’s households will be invited by first-class mail to participate in the survey and will have the option of completing the survey online or by telephone. A portion of households will also have the option to complete part of the study using their smartphones.

The survey will involve questions about general household information as well as travel details for a given weekday. The study privacy policy describes how any sensitive or personal information is handled and used. The aggregated data will be used for analysis and modeling purposes.

Translation services are available. Español | Spanish,  中文 | Chinese,  한국 | Korean,  Русский | Russian, Tagalog,  Tiếng việt | Vietnamese,  Soomaali | Somali.  If you received the household transportation survey in the mail and need assistance to take it in your language, please contact us at 1-844-807-4540. 

 

 

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Yes !! This is so important. Real life. Not just how you think things should be