Everyone knows that traffic in the Austin area can be unpredictable. In effort to learn more about how drivers avoid traffic delays, the Texas Department of Transportation is seeking your input. Our goal is to determine the best ways to present travel information to drivers so they can get it and use it easily and effectively.
TxDOT has engaged the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to conduct an independent web survey to learn how drivers obtain, use, and prefer to receive travel information to influence their route decisions.
“Seeking details on how drivers plan trips around the Austin area and its traffic is vital to ensuring TxDOT is communicating traffic information to the public in the best way possible,” said Terry McCoy, Austin District Engineer. “Currently, we are using technology, such as traffic cameras and dynamic message signs, to keep travelers informed of delays and lane closures. We want to find out if this is the best strategy or if the community has other ideas or input.”
To respond to the brief, anonymous survey, visit the Austin Traveler Information Survey. Survey results will be used to learn what types of information travelers want, how they want to receive it, and when they want to receive it.
The survey will be open from May 5 – May 27, 2016 and should take about 10 minutes to complete. More information about the survey can be found at www.travelsurveys.org.