2005 Traveler Opinion and Perception (TOP) Survey, November 2005

The 2005 Traveler Opinion and Perception (TOP) Survey was developed as a nationwide probability sample of nearly 2,600 adults, 18 years of age and older, with the overarching objective of understanding the needs and expectations of users of the nation's comprehensive transportation system, including highways, roads, public transportation, bikeways, walkways, and sidewalks, and the extent to which the existing transportation system meets those needs. Results from the research will be used to identify possible areas where improvements can be made to increase traveler satisfaction. The survey was conducted by telephone. In addition, focus groups were conducted in selected cities across the country. The primary purpose of these groups was to obtain an in-depth understanding of how travelers think and talk about the nation's highway system. This report begins with a discussion of the study's major findings, focusing on major highways, transportation systems, and options in communities, federal lands, and actions the public might find helpful. The report continues with a presentation of study conclusions. The report ends with a detailed description about the study methodology and an appendix with more detailed information, including comparisons of the results from this study with the 1995 and 2000 traveler surveys. A complete technical report, published under separate cover, provides detailed findings. This technical report is supported by an additional publication containing extensive analysis of the data.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01049330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 8 2007 10:46AM