STATELINE, NEV — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will conduct travel surveys with visitors and residents at several recreational and commercial locations throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin beginning Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
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Interviews will be carried out by a professional survey research company and are scheduled to take place through Sunday, August 24, 2014. Results from the Travel Mode Survey will be used to help plan multi-modal travel options around Lake Tahoe. The short survey conducted on smart tablets is intended primarily to gather data on travel patterns to commercial and recreation areas, but also will be used to collect visitor-specific data and demographic information. The data will be used solely for the transportation planning process and is used to track efforts to reduce the dependency on the private automobile.
According to TRPA Transportation Planning Manager Nick Haven, “This research study is part of the planning agency’s ongoing transportation monitoring program. We sincerely appreciate the participation of local employers and organizations around the lake since this type of surveying is imperative to us gathering important data.”
Haven continued, “We also are thankful for the time and information provided by each survey participant as his or her input will assist in shaping transportation solutions throughout Lake Tahoe for years to come.”
The Travel Mode Survey is being conducted by NuStats Research Solutions, an independent, accredited survey research company, and the same firm who implemented previous transportation-related studies around Lake Tahoe as well as Reno, Sacramento and San Francisco. Data collected via this survey provides transportation planners with annual comparisons on seasonal residency, age, gender, income, vacation stay locations, types of transportation in regards to how visitors arrived to the Lake Tahoe area, and auto occupancy. Results of the study will be made available to the public. For more information about the study, please contact Keith Norberg, transportation planner, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, at 775.589.5289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.