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About the Survey

We want to learn how, when, where, and why people travel in and around central California. We’re asking you to log your travel to help us understand regional transportation patterns. By participating you can help us plan for future transportation improvements in your community.

Your participation ensures that households like yours are represented in our regional transportation plans. Your input has a big impact because only a limited number of households are invited to participate in the survey.

Invited households were selected at random from central California. You must live within the survey region in order to qualify for an incentive.

This survey is sponsored by the Fresno Council of Governments, Kern Council of Governments, Kings County Association of Governments, Madera County Transportation Commission, Merced County Association of Governments, San Joaquin Council of Governments, Stanislaus Council of Governments, California department of Transportation (CALTRANS) and the Department of Housing and Community Development, and Tulare County Association of Governments.

No, your household may only complete the survey one time. If your household has completed the survey already, you will no longer be eligible to receive a gift card if you complete the survey again.

The survey is for legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older, who live in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties. Employees, clients, contractors, directors and officers of RSG, and their immediate family members and people living in the same household with them are not eligible. Not all completed surveys will qualify for an incentive.

Any incentive will be delivered after the identity and address of the winner has been confirmed. LIMIT ONE INCENTIVE PER HOUSEHOLD completing the web survey or LIMIT ONE INCENTIVE PER ADULT (18+) completing the smartphone survey.

No substitution, cash redemption, or transfer of an incentive is permitted. If an incentive cannot be awarded for any reason, RSG reserves the right to substitute an incentive of equal or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs associated with acceptance or use of any incentive, other than the initial shipping or delivery of the incentive to the winner, are the sole responsibility of the receiver of the incentive.

In the unlikely event RSG suspects the surveys or incentive entry mechanism or both have been tampered with, the payment of incentives will be discontinued until the integrity of the process is restored. If possible, RSG will place a notice on the survey website regarding any suspension and resumption of the payment of incentives.

Completing the Survey

It takes about 10 minutes to sign up for the survey. Once you sign up, we’ll give you instructions for logging your travel and completing the survey. Households will spend about 10 minutes per household member reporting their travel for one day.

You will receive a $30-45 gift card once all members of your household have reported their travel and completed their surveys. Households will receive a single gift card.

Any amount of travel (even if you don’t make any trips) will help us improve regional transportation planning. Don’t forget that short trips, such as walking the dog, count too.

That’s no problem – we still encourage you to participate. We’ll also ask about your typical travel habits, how your travel has changed over the past year, and how you think you’ll travel in the future.

Survey Results

We are committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and security of your personal information. We take this responsibility seriously. Our Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand how we collect and safeguard your information. To read the survey’s full privacy documentation, click here.

The survey results will help local and regional planners understand how day-to-day travel varies across the region. As technologies and the way people get around continue to change, the results of the survey will help local agencies propose practical transportation investments, produce competitive federal grant applications, and prioritize the improvements that best fit regional needs.