|| April 29, 2014
|| Rebecca Pirtle, Commissioners' Office
|| 360.337.5777 or
If unable to
reach the contact person please contact Doug Bear, Public Communications
Manager at 360.337.4598
Households invited to participate in regional travel study
(Port Orchard, WA)
Selected households in the central Puget Sound region, including Kitsap
County, are being asked to participate in the Puget Sound Regional Travel
Study, a survey of household demographics, daily travel activities and
typical travel patterns. Information gathered will provide vital data to
better understand travel behaviors and the impact of growth, development and
other changes on the transportation system. The collection effort, conducted
by the Puget Sound Regional Council, began this month and will continue
through the middle of June. The goal is to have 5,000 completed surveys.
“We need up-to-date information to guide decision making and investments in
our community. This is crucial to having adequate infrastructure to support
future growth,” said Rob Gelder, Kitsap County Commissioner, District 1.
The last household travel study took place in 2006. Results of the 2014
study will help ensure transportation improvements reflect current
conditions and residents’ needs. Reliable transportation and viable travel
options contribute to the region’s quality of life and economic vitality.
The Puget Sound Regional Travel Study area includes all of Kitsap, King,
Pierce and Snohomish counties and includes 82 cities and towns with a total
population of over 3.7 million people. By 2040, this region is expected to
grow by 1.2 million people. Combined with the expected job growth, this
could lead to a 40 percent increase in travel demand. Regional planners will
have to accommodate the future growth while at the same time addressing
resident and environmental concerns.
For more information, go to
or call 844.393.4436.
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