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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: April 29, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Pirtle, Commissioners' Office
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If unable to reach the contact person please contact Doug Bear, Public Communications Manager at 360.337.4598
No: 2014-050

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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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014