Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is this survey being conducted?
- What will be done with the results?
- How is this survey being funded?
- How did you get the name and address of our organization?
- Why was I selected to participate in this survey?
- Why do I need to fill in the name of the organization for which I work?
- Why do I need to use the password to do the survey online?
- I received your survey, but I don’t know the answers to many of the questions. What should I do?
- Are you going to sell my information?
- If I start the survey online, do I have to complete it during the same session/can I finish it later?
Why is this survey being conducted?
NCTCOG along with its partner cities and DART is conducting this survey of residents, businesses and their employees near 28 rail stations in the DART Red and Blue Line corridors about their perceptions and behavior related to transit. The goal is to get a general sense of trends and patterns in the stated preferences and behaviors of those living and working near the rail stations. Central questions driving this survey include but are not limited to:
- How important is transit availability in influencing location choice decisions?
- Does transit availability change travel (including parking) behavior?
- Do walking supportive urban design factors play a large role in first/last mile travel with transit?
- What are the key barriers to transit use, including physical or perceptional for those not using transit?
- To what extent do businesses value transit and encourage employees to use it?
What will be done with the results?
NCTCOG designed this regional survey to address questions facing policy makers and implementers of transit-oriented development (TOD) in North Texas. The survey findings will be integrated into regional TOD recommendations in a planning document to help government decision makers and developers address key assumptions about TOD and develop more informed strategies for development of related buildings and infrastructure.
How is this survey being funded?
The survey is being funded using monies from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for TOD planning tied specifically to 28 rail stations in the DART Red and Blue Line corridors.
How did you get the name and address of our organization?
Your organization was sampled at random from a commercially available list of all businesses and organizations within one mile of one or more of the 28 rail stations in the DART Red and Blue Line corridors.
Why was I selected to participate in this survey?
Your employer was selected to participate in the survey, and agreed that employees of this organization could be invited to participate in the survey.
Why do I need to fill in the name of the organization for which I work?
It will be very helpful to us in understanding the travel patterns and travel choices made by employees who work near different DART rail stations.
Why do I need to use the password to do the survey online?
There are two reasons. The first is that we only want one completed survey response per business/organization. The second is that the password contains information about the DART station to which your organization is nearest – information that will be used in the analysis of the survey results. Not everyone knows which station is closest to their location, but this information will be very important in understanding the survey results.
I received your survey, but I don’t know the answers to many of the questions. What should I do?
Please find the appropriate person within your organization to complete the survey, who will be able to answer as many questions as possible. That person should do their best to answer all the survey questions.
Are you going to sell my information?
If I start the survey online, do I have to complete it during the same session/can I finish it later?
As you progress through the survey online, you will see a “Save & Continue” button at the top of each page. If you click this, you will be asked for an email address. A survey link will be emailed to you at the address you supply, so you can continue the survey where you left off. If you do not click this option, you will have to restart the survey in order to complete it online.