Raleigh - Approximately 76,000 households throughout Durham, Orange and Wake counties, as well as portions of Chatham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Nash and Person counties, will be invited to participate in a regional survey of travel patterns.
Results of the survey, which began in February and continues through May, will be used to update the Triangle region's travel forecasting model. Transportation officials use the model to develop long-range transportation plans and to help identify transportation priorities for the region.
"Participation in the household travel survey will greatly help us develop a better tool to assess what transportation improvements need to be made in the future." said Patrick Norman, Transportation Planning Branch manager for the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The survey is being administered by the Institute of Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University (ITRE) on behalf of NCDOT, GoTriangle, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization. ITRE has contracted with RSG, a nationally known survey research firm specializing in travel behavior and transportation research, to conduct the survey.
Randomly selected households that receive an invitation by mail will complete a brief questionnaire and then record their travel for a specified 24-hour period.