Starting in September, over 160,000 households across Central Ontario will participate in the Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS), an important survey collecting information about the travel behaviour of residents.
Questions will focus on trips made by each member of the household including: trip origins, destinations, and start times; the purpose of each trip; the method of transportation used to complete each trip; and some basic household demographic information. All information about individuals will be kept strictly confidential.
This is the seventh Transportation Tomorrow Survey. It has been conducted every five years since 1986. Information gathered in previous surveys has been used to plan a wide range of transportation infrastructure and transit services across the region.
Randomly selected households will receive an official letter inviting them to participate. A small number of households will not receive an invitation letter, but will be invited to participate by a telephone call. The survey can be completed either online at the project website, or by calling the survey hotline at 1-855-688-1133 (toll-free). Selected households are encouraged to participate so that the survey results accurately reflect the travel characteristics and patterns of their communities.
The survey is jointly funded by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Metrolinx, the TTC, the City of Toronto and 18 other municipalities, including: the Cities of Barrie, Brantford, Guelph, Hamilton, Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough; the Counties of Brant, Dufferin, Peterborough, Simcoe and Wellington; the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton, Niagara, Peel, Waterloo and York; and the Town of Orangeville.
The survey is being conducted by R.A. Malatest & Associates Limited in collaboration with the University of Toronto. The survey will run between September and December of this year and the results will be released in 2017.
Please visit the project website for more information about the survey.