ASHEVILLE NC – French Broad River MPO and NCDOT are sponsoring the Western North Carolina Regional Travel Survey. The purpose of this travel survey is to collect information on local household travel behaviors. Residents of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties are being invited to take part in this important Regional Travel Survey. A sample of households across the region have been receiving letters since April asking them to participate in the survey, and recruitment will continue through early June. Those households selected for the study will receive or have already received a letter in the mail with instructions about how they can participate. The survey results will help in calibrating the Travel Demand Model used by transportation planners to help the region plan for needed roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Any personal data collected will be kept confidential.
In order to better understand the transit needs in our region, the On-Board Transit Ridership Survey will be going on from May 20th through May 31st. Survey takers wearing blue vests will board Asheville Transit and Apple Country Transit buses and ask transit riders a few simple questions. The transit survey should take about five minutes per person. On-Board Transit Survey results will be kept confidential and participation is completely optional. Mountain Mobility Trailblazer Routes will not be included in the On-Board Transit Survey at this time.
The Western North Carolina Regional Travel Survey is expected to be finished in June 2013, with a final report expected in the fall of 2013. For more information see https://www.wnctravelsurvey.com or contact FBRMPO staff: [email protected]; 828-251-6622xt.127. You can also check the Household Travel website at [email protected]