Metropolitan Council surveys metro to help plan for future

December 26, 2018 03:39 PM

Mailers are going out across the metro and beyond. Over the next year, 7,500 people will get a survey to find out the travel habits of today's area residents. The goal is to help plan for transportation needs.

"We are looking to get a baseline of how people are traveling today," said Katie White, senior transportation planner at Metropolitan Council. 


The council wants to find out how people get around, so they are asking participants to use an app on their smartphones. This app will track where they go. The survey will ask if their travel is for work trips, errands, pleasure trips and more.

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Metropolitan Council is interested to know if residents use a car, bus, train, scooter, Uber, Lyft - even if they walked.

It will track participants for a week. The hope is to gather information on what the needs of the metro will be in the future. 

The survey offers to pay residents up to $30 to participate.

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