Met Council Announces Year-Long Survey Looking at Travel in Twin Cities Region

Met Council Announces Year-Long Survey Looking at Travel in Twin Cities Region Photo: KSTP

October 15, 2018 03:11 PM

The Metropolitan Council has announced a year-long effort meant to determine how people are traveling across the Twin Cities region.

A release said the Met Council, in consultation with the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation, are launching a survey of 7,500 households across 19 counties. Invitations to participate will be mailed to randomly selected households throughout the region, including three counties in Wisconsin.

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About a quarter of the selected households will participate through an online survey or by phone. But most of the data will be collected from a smartphone app developed for the survey.

"This new survey is a deeper look at how people get around the region, giving us better data and a more complete picture of regional trends," Metropolitan Council Chair Alene Tchourumoff said in a statement included in the release. "Knowing how and why people travel in our region helps local governments make the right transportation investments at the right time.

"Participating in this survey is a great way to contribute to the development of a 21st century transportation system that benefits all modes of travel, so residents can get to school, work, opportunities, services, entertainment, and more."


 

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