TX Dot Travel Survey
Some local business and public agencies that utilize commercial vehicles as part of their daily work activities may soon be asked to participate in a travel survey being conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Alliance Transportation Group, Inc., a contractor hired by TxDOT, will randomly select and contact eligible private businesses and public agencies in the San Angelo area to request their participation in the survey.
TxDOT, in cooperation with the San Angelo Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), is conducting the survey to study the levels and travel patterns of commercial vehicles on area roads and highways. This information, combined with similar data on non-commercial traffic, will be used as input into a computerized travel forecasting model that is used by TxDOT and the MPO for planning and evaluating future transportation needs. The commercial vehicle survey, along with the travel model, is a means to analyze existing and future levels of commercial vehicle traffic. Participation in the survey is voluntary.
Information will be collected on the number of trips made and routes used by commercial vehicles over a 24-hour period. Information will also be collected on the type of cargo being transported within and throughout the San Angelo area. All sizes and types of commercial vehicles will be requested to participate in the study. Commercial vehicles that could be randomly selected for the survey include:
- Small delivery vans
- ‘UPS’ or ‘FedEx’ type panel vans
- Delivery trucks from area businesses
- Fleet type vehicles from local cities and counties
- Large tractor trailer (18-wheeler) rigs
Anyone with questions about this survey may contact Charlie Hall, TxDOT Travel Survey Program Manager, at 512-486-5120.
Texas Department of Transportation
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