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Dedrain Dennis (VDOT)
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Amy Friedenberger (DRPT)
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July 7, 2022



VIRGINIA RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK THROUGH TWO SURVEYS
Survey data will guide how transportation investments are made in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are encouraging residents throughout the Commonwealth to respond to survey requests seeking input on travel preferences and opinions.

The results from these surveys will help officials and planners determine where and how to make transportation investments for improvements such as bridges and roads, as well as cycling, walking and other transit projects. Any information provided on either survey will be confidential.

Randomly selected Virginia residents may receive requests for the following surveys, via mail:

The National Household Travel Survey
The National Household Travel Survey is conducted every five to seven years by the Federal Highway Administration to collect data about trends in personal and household travel.

Respondents receive access to a secure website where they will be asked to answer questions regarding their household, vehicles and daily travel. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Respondents who complete the survey will receive a $10 check to the address provided at the end of the survey. Depending on the responses provided, follow up questions may be asked with additional compensation. The $2 bill attached to the letter is an initial thank you.

The National Household Travel Survey began January 2022 and will run until January 2023. To learn more about the National Household Travel Survey, visit nhts.ornl.gov. Contact Ipsos Research at 888-521-2520 with questions.

VTrans Biennial Transportation Survey
The Virginia Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, in partnership with WBA Research, is conducting a survey to support the Virginia Transportation Plan (VTrans), which guides the development of transportation goals and objectives, as well as the selection of transportation projects.

For this survey, respondents will use a unique six-character password to access a secure website, where they will complete the 20-minute survey. Respondents who complete the survey will receive a $10 e-gift card from WBA Research.

If you receive the survey and prefer to answer the survey over the phone, you may call
833-397-4141 to schedule an interview at your convenience.

The VTrans Biennial Transportation Survey is scheduled to begin July 8 and run until October 2022. To learn more about the VTrans Biennial Transportation Survey visit vtrans.org/vision/opinion-survey or for answers to frequently asked questions, call WBA Research toll-free at 833-397-4141.

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