To gather information on travel behaviors and patterns, the NJTPA and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) are partnering on a large-scale effort to survey the households in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan area. The main survey began late September 2010 and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2011 with results released in 2011 and 2012. The survey is expected to include about 18,800 households in the 28-county NY/NJ/CT metropolitan region (about 7,500 in the NJTPA region).
This survey is a follow-up to one administered during 1997/98. Since the late 1990’s this region has experienced some significant changes that might impact travel behaviors. These changes include:
- Major transit system expansion (HBLR, Secaucus Transfer, Newark Airport service, Midtown Direct)
- Fare structure changes (Metrocard)
- Economic shifts (two recessions)
- Regional land development pattern changes (e.g., Jersey city “gold coast”, continued suburban expansion)
- Technological changes (e.g., increased cell phone usage, GPS, internet, increased availability of real-time travel information)
To provide continuity with the 1997/98 survey the updated survey will ask similar questions to participants.
For more details and updates on this effort, please click on the link to the project website below:
For further information, contact Bob Diogo at (973) 639-8409 or firstname.lastname@example.org