PSRC conducting regional travel survey

PSRC is conducting a regional travel study to better understand the transportation needs and preferences of the region’s residents. Beginning in April 2014, over 90,000 homes throughout King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties will receive postcard invitations to participate in the online or telephone study.

Translation services are available. If you received the household transportation survey in the mail and need assistance to take it in your language, please contact us at 206-587-4819.

Translation services are available. If you received the household transportation survey in the mail and need assistance to take it in your language, please contact us at 206-587-4819.

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 Puget Sound regional travel study will be conducted through June 2014.

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.

“A lot has changed in the region since the last household survey in 2006,” said Billy Charlton, Program Manager for the Puget Sound Regional Council. “The region now has Link Light Rail, Streetcar service, and some tolling in place. We’ve also faced a huge economic downturn and faced incredible changes in technology that change people’s travel behavior. We expect to see some major differences.”

Resource Systems Group, Inc. (RSG) and ETC Institute, independent research firms, are administering the survey on behalf of PSRC. A random sample of the region’s households will be invited to participate in the survey.

The survey will involve questions about general household information as well as travel details for a given weekday. All individual and household information collected in this study will remain strictly confidential. The aggregated data will be used for analysis and modeling purposes.

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  1. Beverly Hawkins
    April 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I live in Snohomish county and ride Community Transit to King County on work days. I am grateful for this service and sorry to see cuts in service. I am not available to participate in public meetings held to discuss cuts in service, so I appreciate this forum.

  2. April 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Can Thurston County commuters (like myself) also participate in the Regional Travel Survey?

  3. April 3, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I live and Snohomish County and would like to participate in the survey even if I’m not one of the 90K households. Is that possible?

    • Michele
      April 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you for your interest in the survey! There is a separate way to volunteer to participate. As a volunteer, your results will not be included in the official statistical analysis, which must be random, and you will not be eligible for the gift card. But we will be tallying up volunteer responses in a separate file and you can participate in that if you’d like. To do so, send an email to at help@psrc.org.