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The immediate travel behavior changes stemming from COVID-19 have been profound. Understanding which of these travel behavior changes will persist and why is essential to planning. So, we're gathering data to figure it out.

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Our COVID-19 Transportation Insights Survey collects this data from a nationally representative sample of respondents. The data we’re collecting then helps us analyze how travel behaviors and attitudes are changing because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

As of May 2021, we’ve completed seven survey waves and collected data from over 21,000 respondents from across the United States. Future survey waves will continue to track travel behaviors and sentiments as the number of fully vaccinated people increases and pandemic restrictions are lifted.

The COVID-19 Transportation Insights Survey is a nationally representative longitudinal survey designed to help decision makers better understand how travel behaviors and attitudes are changing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The survey collects data about travel before, during, and following the COVID-19 pandemic. Key topics include:

  • Typical travel behavior before mid-March 2020 and over the previous seven days 
  • Behavior and demographic changes since mid-March 2020
  • Attitudes about traveling by transit, air, and other modes, based on various safety measures
  • Current teleworking and interest in future teleworking
  • Perceptions of COVID-19 health risks

Yes, our survey panelists represent the US population by factors including geographic region, age, gender, income, and race or ethnicity.

The national survey covers the entire United States. RSG has also collected subsamples for specific planning regions throughout the country, including the Twin Cities region, New York City, the state of Vermont, and the state of Michigan.

Interested in learning more about how this is affecting your region? Please reach out to Mark Bradley or Abigail Rosenson.

The survey has collected data approximately every two months since May 2020.

To protect participants’ privacy, data are not available to the public. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about collecting data for your region.

To learn more about collecting data in your region or request a survey demo, please reach out to Mark Bradley or Abigail Rosenson