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Ontario’s Transportation Planning Survey rolls out

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September 7, 2016 - This fall, more than one million households in Central Ontario will be randomly selected and invited to participate in the Transportation Tomorrow Survey, a travel study looking at travel habits and preferences of residents. Results from this survey, which represents a partnership between the Ontario government, the Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx/GO Transit, and 19 municipal/local governments, will help in the long-term planning of the transportation system in these regions.

"This survey will randomly invite households from Kawartha Lakes to participate. The results will look at today’s travel patterns and help us to plan responsibly for the community’s future needs,” comments Bryan Robinson, Director of Public Works. "We encourage anyone who is selected to participate to take the time to fill out the survey."

The Transportation Tomorrow Survey will provide core data to support highway improvements, development proposals, improving transit services, and determining needs for GO transit improvements.

Randomly selected households will receive an official letter letting them know they have been selected to participate and provided a secure access code they will need to complete the survey online. They can participate in the survey (which will take about 10 minutes to complete) online at the project website www.TTS2016.ca, or by calling the survey hotline at 1-855-688-1133 (toll-free). Questions will focus on trip information for each household member, including origin, destination, time, reason for travel, mode of transportation, as well as some basic demographic questions. All personal information will be kept confidential and used for statistical purposes only.

The survey is being conducted by R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd., the one of the largest independent consulting firms in Canada, in conjunction with the University of Toronto's Data Management Group. The survey will run until the end of 2016 and the results will be released in 2017. The Transportation Tomorrow Survey has been administered every five years since 1986. More information available at the Ministry of Transportation’s website http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/transit/transportation-tomorrow-survey.shtml

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For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising, and Marketing
705-324-9411 Extension 1355
cdavidson@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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