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The travel behavior changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound. Understanding which of these travel behavior changes will persist and why is essential to planning. So, we're collecting the data necessary to figure it out.


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

As of the spring of 2022, we’ve completed 10 surveys and collected data from over 30,000 respondents from across the United States. Our survey has tracked a multitude of individual travel behaviors and sentiments across several waves of the pandemic.

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 pandemic.

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 the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting behavior in your region? Please reach out to Abigail Rosenson.

The survey has collected data every few 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 Abigail Rosenson.

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