Get ready to take a on-board transit survey for RTA this spring. What is a on-board transit survey? What type of information will it ask you? What is the purpose of this information and how will it effect your current bus line?
First your input will be used to plan transportation improvements to the transit service in the Cleveland area. All information will be kept strictly confidential. The survey is conducted in transit. The first thing you are asked is where do you live: address, city, state, and zip code.
Next you are asked what type of place you are coming from and the surveyor will call off a list of possible places such as your workplace or school. You will be asked the name of the place you are coming from and the exact address (but don't worry if you cannot recall the exact address because the surveyor has a fully loaded IPad with GPS capabilities). Yea!
You probably guessed by now that you'll also be asked what type of place are you going to such as work, school, recreation, and social visits to name a few. Be ready to repeat the name of the place you are going and the exact street address.
The next part of the survey will ask you questions about the bus you are riding at the time of the survey. You will be asked approximately what time did you get on the bus. The nearest intersection you got on and the nearest intersection you will get off the bus. You will also be asked a few quick questions about transfers.
Last you will be ask a series of quick questions about how long have you used the transit service, how often, what is your age and what best describes your total annual household income in 2012 before taxes.
Please keep in mind the survey is about 30 questions total and the information is needed to improve bus circulation, what bus line should be cut and replaced in areas that need the service. RTA is a smart company and values your time and participation and will award 20 people $100. cash prizes in a random drawing-here's the catch: you must provide your home address at the beginning of the survey to be eligible.