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Omnibus Survey Household Survey Results Final Annotated Survey Questionnaire November 2001

Omnibus Survey
Household Survey Results
Final Annotated Survey Questionnaire
November 2001

Professional interviewers administer this questionnaire using computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). In addition to the answer categories displayed for each question, the interviewer has the option to enter "dont know" or "refused" but these categories are not displayed on-screen.

The questionnaire consists of eight sections: an introduction section, followed by six "subject matter" sections and an interviewer close-out section:

Section Topics Periodicity
F Introduction and Respondent Selection Questions Identical series each month
G General Transportation Core Questions Identical series each month
B BTS Topical Transportation Questions Change each month to address topical issues. This month: commuting, and holiday travel
SS Strategic Goal Questions Rotate three times per year by goal area.Bold type denotes area addressed this month:Month 1 - Safety (SS) Month 2 - Mobility (SM) Month 3 - Environment (SE) Month 4 - National Security (SN)
  USDOT Services Satisfaction Questions None this month Identical series each month
M Operating Administration Modal Questions Change each month
D Demographic Questions Identical series each month
I Interviewer Close Out Questions Identical series each month

Formatting conventions for this document:

  • Question/answer text in boldface type displays verbatim text to read to respondent. Within such text, words or phrases enclosed in brackets [ ], such as in Question G0050, will change depending upon time frames or respondent responses to previous items. Words or phrases enclosed in parentheses ( ), such as in Question F0050, are optional and should be read to respondent as part of the question only when needed.
  • Answer text in regular type is not read aloud to respondent. Instead, the interviewer will wait for response and categorize it into one of the listed categories.
  • TEXT IN ALL CAPS displays on-screen instructions to the interviewer or questions that the interviewer answers.
  • Text in italics provides CATI system instructions or options, such as skips or fills.

Section F - Introduction and Respondent Selection

CATI system will generate and dial telephone number. When someone answers, interviewer begins.

F0053. Hello, my name is _______, and Im calling on behalf of the United States Department of Transportation about an important national study on transportation issues. In the aftermath of the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001, transportation has become a more critical issue in our society.

F0080. Have I reached [telephone number]?

    1. Yes
    2. No - Sorry, I must have dialed incorrectly. Goodbye.

TERMINATE CALL

F0065. Your household has been selected for this study, and we are very interested in your transportation habits and opinions. Please remember that your input will help strengthen our nations transportation system.

F0100. Is this phone for a home, a business, or both?

    1. Home - go to F0200
    2. Business
    3. Both home and business - go to F0200

F0150. Sorry, Im trying to reach a residence. Goodbye.

TERMINATE CALL

F0200. Are you a household member who is at least 18 years old?

    1. Yes - go to F0351
    2. No

F0250. May I please speak to a household member who is at least 18 years old?

    1. Yes - go to F0351
    2. No

F0300. When would be a good time to call back to speak with someone who is at least 18 years old?

SCHEDULE CALL BACK

F0351. IF INTERVIEWER IS SPEAKING WITH A NEW RESPONDENT, BEGIN BY REPEATING F0051. THEN SAY...

This study is designed to select one household adult to answer the questions. We choose that person based on birthdays, so I need to talk with the person living there now, aged 18 years or older, who will have a birthday next. What is the first name of that person?

INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: PRESS "ESCAPE" KEY AFTER ENTERING INFORMATION

Name ___________ TYPE IN PERSONS FIRST NAME.

F0400. May I please speak with [insert name]?

    1. Yes
    2. No - go to F0500

F0454.INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ THE FOLLOWING PARENTHETICAL ONLY IF RESPONDENT ASKS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

REPEAT F0351 IF NECESSARY. THEN SAY...

I have some questions about your transportation use, and about your opinions on important transportation issues such as safety, commuting and holiday travel. Your participation in this voluntary study (there is no penalty for refusing to answer any question) will take only about 10 minutes, and your answers will be used only for statistical summaries. The study is authorized by law (Title 49, Section 111c2 of the United States Code).

Do you have any questions before we begin?

    1. Yes - go to F0550
    2. No - go to F0600

F0500. When would be a good time to call back to speak to [insert name]?

SCHEDULE CALL BACK

F0550. ADDRESS QUESTIONS OR USE REFUSAL CONVERSION TECHNIQUES

IS RESPONDENT WILLING TO CONTINUE?

    1. Yes
    2. No - THANK RESPONDENT AND TERMINATE

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

F0600. Fine, then lets get started. For quality purposes, my supervisor may monitor this call.

ENTER "1" TO PROCEED, OR ENTER "2" TO SCHEDULE CALL BACK

    1. Proceed - go to G0050
    2. SCHEDULE CALL BACK

Section G - General Transportation Core Questions

G0050. First I need to identify all the kinds of transportation you used either for personal or for business travel last month.

REPEAT AS NECESSARY:

During October, did you:

G0103Drive or ride in a personal vehicle. (Examples of personal vehicles include a car, van, SUV, pickup truck, RV.)

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0150. Drive or ride in an organized carpool or vanpool?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0301. Ride on any public transit within a city or metropolitan area? Examples of public transit include a bus, train, subway, light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb-to-city.

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0201. Ride on a city-to-city bus, such as Greyhound?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0251. Ride on a city-to-city train, such as AMTRAK?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0350. Fly on a commercial airline?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0401. Fly on a charter, private, or corporate airplane or helicopter?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0451. Drive or ride on a motorcycle, including a motorized scooter or motorized bicycle?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0501. Ride a bicycle? Please do not include stationary bicycles.

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0550. Walk, run, or jog at least one time outside for 10 minutes or more? (such as to a store or park)

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0555. Ride as a passenger on a cruise ship?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0601. Ride on a commercial boat, ship, or ferry?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0651. Operate or ride on a personal watercraft such as a jetski or skidoo?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0701. Operate or ride in a recreational boat such as a sailboat, motorboat, or yacht?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0750. Use any other means of transportation? For example a taxi, limousine, charter or tour bus, hotel or airport shuttle. BEFORE CODING, ENSURE THAT ANSWER CANNOT BE INCLUDED IN ONE OF THE OTHER CATEGORIES)

    1. Yes
    2. No

Ask if G0103 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851B.

G0851A. You said you drove or rode in a personal vehicle in October. How many days did you drive or ride? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Ask if G0150 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851C.

G0851B. You said you used an organized carpool or vanpool in October. How many days did you use it? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Ask if G0301 = 1; else go to G0801.

G0851C. You said you used public transit in October. How many days did you use it?

(RECORD NUMBER)

    _____ days (skip to G0802)

Ask if G0201 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851E.

G0851D. You said you used a city-to-city bus in October. How many days did you use it? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0902B. And of these days, how many were for business or work? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Ask if G0251 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851F.

G0851E. You said you used a city-to-city train in October. How many days did you use it? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0902C. And of these days, how many were for business or work? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Ask if G0350 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851G.

G0851F. You said you flew on a commercial airline in October. How many days did you fly? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0902D. And of these days, how many were for business or work? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Ask if G0401 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851H.

G0851G. You said you flew on a charter, private, or corporate airplane or helicopter in October. How many days did you fly? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0902E. And of these days, how many were for business or work? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Ask if G0451 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851I.

G0851H. You said you drove or rode on a motorcycle including a motorized scooter or motorized bicycle in October. How many days did you drive or ride? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Ask if G0501 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851J.

G0851I. You said you rode a bicycle October. How many days did you ride? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0952. Primarily for what purpose did you use it? (DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Commuting to work or school,
    2. Recreation,
    3. Exercise/for my health,
    4. Personal errands, (to the store, post office, and so on)
    5. Required for my job
    6. Some other purpose - SPECIFY _________________________

G1001. And on a typical day that you rode your bicycle, about how much time did you spend bicycling?

    _____ hours and _____ minutes

CATI system must ensure an entry for both hours and minutes.

G1051. Did you bicycle mostly on: (READ LIST) (RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Paved roads, not on shoulder,
    2. Shoulders of paved roads,
    3. Bike lanes on roads,
    4. Sidewalks,
    5. Bike paths, walking paths or trails,
    6. Unpaved roads (for example dirt, gravel, sand),
    7. Grass, or
    8. Other - SPECIFY ____________________

Ask if G0550 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851K.

G0851J. You said you walked, ran, or jogged in October. How many days did you walk or jog? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G1102. Primarily for what purpose did you walk, run, or jog? (DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Commuting to work or school,
    2. Recreation,
    3. Exercise/for my health,
    4. Personal errands, (to the store, post office, walking the dog, and so on)
    5. Required for my job
    6. Some other purpose - SPECIFY _________________________

G1150. And on a typical day, about how much time did you spend walking, running, or jogging?

    _____ hours and _____ minutes

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

G1202. Did you walk, run, or jog mostly on: (READ LIST) (RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Paved roads, not on shoulder,
    2. Shoulders of paved roads,
    3. Bike lanes on roads,
    4. Sidewalks,
    5. Bike paths, walking paths or trails,
    6. Unpaved roads (for example dirt, gravel, sand),
    7. Track,
    8. Grass, or
    9. Other - SPECIFY ___________________

Ask if G0600 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851L.

G0851K. You said you rode on a commercial boat, ship, or ferry in October. How many days did you ride? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Ask if G0651 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851M.

G0851L. You said you operated or rode on a personal watercraft in October. How many days did you operate or ride on a personal watercraft? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G1250. Altogether, about how much time did you spend using personal watercraft last month?

    ____ hours and ___ minutes

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

Ask if G0701 = 1; else go to instruction before G0851N.

G0851M. You said you operated or rode on a recreational boat in October. How many days did you operate or ride on a recreational boat? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G1257. Altogether, about how much time did you spend using a recreational boat last month?

    ____ hours and ____ minutes

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

Ask if G0751 = 1; else go to G0800.

G0851N. You said you used other means of transportation in October. How many days did you ride? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0800. Now I have some questions about public transportation.

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

Ask if G0301=2. Else skip to G0802.

G0801. You said you did not use public transportation during October. Is public transportation available in your area?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G1302)

G0802. I would like to know about the types of public transportation available in your area. Is public bus service available?

    1. Yes (If G0301=2, skip to G0804)
    2. No (Skip to G0804)

G0843 Did you ride public buses during October?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0804. Is subway service available in your area?

    1. Yes (if G0301=2, skip to G0813)
    2. No (Skip to G0813)

G0804A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0804O (IF YES TO G0804A)______________________________________________

G0845 Did you ride the subway during October?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0845A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0845O(IF YES TO G0845A)______________________________________________

G0813. Are any other types of rapid rail such as elevated trains available in your area?

    1. Yes (If G0301=2, skip to G0814)
    2. No (Skip to G0814)

G0813A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0813O (IF YES TO G0813A)______________________________________________

G0814. Did you ride any other types of rapid rail during October?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0814A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0814O (IF YES TO G0814A)______________________________________________

G0815. Is light rail such as streetcars or trolleys available in your area?

    1. Yes (If G0301=2, skip to G0806)
    2. No (Skip to G0806)

G0815A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0815O (IF YES TO G0815A)______________________________________________

G0816. Did you ride any type of light rail during October?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0816A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0816O(IF YES TO G0816A)______________________________________________

G0806. Is commuter rail service from suburb to city available in your area? (Neither subways nor AMTRAK is commuter rail.)

    1. Yes (If G0301=2, skip to G0817)
    2. No (Skip to G0817

G0806A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0806 O (IF YES TO G0806A)______________________________________________

G0847 Did you ride the commuter rail October?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0847A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0847O (IF YES TO G0847A)______________________________________________

G0817. Is commuter bus service such as Park and Ride available in your area?

    1. Yes (If G0301=2, skip to G0810)
    2. No (If G0301=1, skip to G0302. If G0301=2, skip to G0810)

G0817A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0817O (IF YES TO G0817A)______________________________________________

G0818. Did you use commuter bus service during October?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0818A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0818 O (IF YES TO G0818A)______________________________________________

If G0301 = 1 (used public transit in the past 30 days) skip to G01302

G0810. Please tell me the main reason you did not use public transit last month. (CODE THE FIRST REASON GIVEN. IF RESPONSE IS "I DONT KNOW", "I DONT LIKE IT," OR "I DONT NEED IT" PROBE FOR A SPECIFIC REASON. IF RESPONDENT SAYS "I HAVE/USE MY OWN VEHICLE" PROBE "WHAT IS IT ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSIT THAT CAUSED YOU TO USE YOUR OWN VEHICLE)(DO NOT READ LIST)

    1. Prefer my own vehicle
    2. I am retired/not working/not in school
    3. Need to make multiple stops to/from work/school
    4. Dont understand/know routes and schedules
    5. Not convenient
    6. Not flexible
    7. Takes too much time
    8. Distance from home to stops is too great
    9. Uncomfortable riding with strangers
    10. Costs too much
    11. Unreliable
    12. Unsafe
    13. Health/disability/physical limitations
    14. Other - SPECIFY ______________________

G1302. Now I need to ask about transportation-related crashes or accidents you may have experienced over the past year.

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

G1352. Have you been in any kind of transportation-related crashes or accidents since October 2000?

    1. Yes
    2. No - skip to B0050

G1401. How many? (RECORD NUMBER)

_____ crashes or accidents

G1451. Thinking about the most recent crash or accident, what kind of transportation were you using? (DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Personal vehicle (example: car, van, SUV, pickup truck, RV)
    2. Organized carpool or vanpool
    3. City-to-city bus (example: Greyhound)
    4. City-to-city train (example: AMTRAK)
    5. Public transit within city or metropolitan area (example: bus, train, subway, light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city)
    6. Commercial airplane
    7. Charter, private or corporate airplane
    8. Motorcycle, including motorized scooter or motorized bicycle
    9. Bicycle
    10. Walking, running, or jogging
    11. Commercial boat, ship or ferry
    12. Personal watercraft (example: jetski or skidoo)
    13. Recreational boat (example: sailboat, motorboat, yacht)
    14. Other - Specify ________________________

G1501. In the most recent crash or accident, what injuries did you sustain?

PROBE: Anything else?

(DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ALL THAT APPLY)

    1. None - skip to next section.
    2. Cuts, abrasions
    3. Muscle pull, strain, sprain
    4. Broken bones
    5. Neck injury
    6. Back injury
    7. Concussion or head injury
    8. Damage to internal organs
    9. Other - SPECIFY ________________________

Section B - BTS Topical Transportation Questions

B0050. The next questions are about commuting.

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

B0101. Last month did you commute, that is, travel routinely from home to work or to school? (EXCLUDE TELECOMMUTING)

    1. Yes
    2. No - skip to B2000

B0151. Altogether, about how many days did you commute? (DO NOT READ LIST)

    1. 29-31 days/month
    2. 22-28 days/month
    3. 15-21 days/month
    4. 8-14 days/month
    5. 1-7 days/month

B0201. Did you commute from home to work, to school, or both?

    1. To work - skip to B0301
    2. To school - skip to B0451
    3. Both to work and to school - go to B0251

B0251. Which statement best describes your most frequent commuting pattern: (READ LIST)(RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. You go to work and to school on different days,
    2. You go to work, then directly to school
    3. You go to work, then home, then to school,
    4. You go to school, then directly to work
    5. You go to school, then home, then to work, or
    6. Something else - Specify _____________________

B0301. To get to work on a typical day last month, what are all the types of transportation you used?

PROBE: Anything else?

(DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ALL THAT APPLY)

    1. Personal vehicle (example: car, van, SUV, pickup truck, RV)
    2. Organized carpool or vanpool
    3. City-to-city bus (example: Greyhound)
    4. City-to-city train (example: AMTRAK)
    5. Public transit within city or metropolitan area (example: bus, train, subway, light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city)
    6. Commercial airplane
    7. Charter, private or corporate airplane
    8. Motorcycle, including motorized scooter or motorized bicycle
    9. Bicycle
    10. Walking, running, or jogging
    11. Commercial boat, ship or ferry
    12. Other - Specify ________________________

B0310. Did you work at the same location on most days?

    1. Yes - skip to B0351
    2. No

B0315. Did you work at more than one location on a typical day?

    1. Yes
    2. No - skip to B0351

B0320. On a typical day, how much time did you spend traveling from worksite to worksite?

    _____ hours and_____ minutes - go to B0360

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

B0352. On a typical day, how much time did a one-way, door to door trip from home to work take?

IF RESPONDENT USED MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION, OBTAIN THE TIME FOR THE ENTIRE TRIP. IF TRANSPORTATION TYPE DIFFERS BY DAY, RECORD THE USUAL TRIP TIME FOR THE TRIP TYPE THAT OCCURS MOST FREQUENTLY.

    _____ hours and_____ minutes

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

B0360 Do you ever telecommute? That is, do you ever work at home for pay for your employer instead of working at the office? (This does not include taking work home at night or over the weekend.)

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to B0365)

B0361. Do you telecommute occasionally, on a regular basis or fixed schedule, or full time?

    1. Occasionally
    2. On a regular basis or fixed schedule
    3. Full time

B0362. About how many days did you telecommute in the past month?

    ____ days

B0365. Do you ever work at a telework center or satellite office? That is, do you ever work at an office other than your regular office to reduce your commute?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before B0451)

B0366 How often do you work at a telework center or satellite office.

Would you say [Please Read List Below]

    1. Occasionally
    2. On a regular basis or fixed schedule
    3. Full time

B0368. About how many days did you work at a telework center or satellite office in the past month?

    ____ days

If B0201=1, go to B2000.

B0451. To get to school on a typical day last month, what are all the types of transportation you used?

PROBE: Anything else?

(DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ALL THAT APPLY)

    1. Personal vehicle (example: car, van, SUV, pickup truck, RV)
    2. Organized carpool or vanpool
    3. City-to-city bus (example: Greyhound)
    4. City-to-city train (example: AMTRAK)
    5. Public transit within city or metropolitan area (example: bus, train, subway, light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city)
    6. Commercial airplane
    7. Charter, private or corporate airplane
    8. Motorcycle, including motorized scooter or motorized bicycle
    9. Bicycle
    10. Walking, running, or jogging
    11. Commercial boat, ship or ferry
    12. Other - Specify ________________________

B0501. How much time did the door-to-door trip to school usually take, one way?

    _____ hours and_____ minutes

IF RESPONDENT USED MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION, OBTAIN THE TIME FOR THE ENTIRE TRIP.

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

B2000. My next group of questions are about holiday travel.

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

B2010. Before the terrorist attacks on September 11th, did you plan to travel for the Thanksgiving holidays?

    1. Yes
    2. No

B2020. Did you change your Thanksgiving holiday travel plans because of the events of September 11th and subsequent events?

    1. Yes
    2. No

B2030. Did you travel last year for the Thanksgiving holidays?

    1. Yes
    2. No

If B2010 = 2 and B2020 = 2 then skip to B2110.

B2040. Do you currently plan to travel this year for the Thanksgiving holidays?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to B2110)

B2050. About how far do you plan to travel for the Thanksgiving holidays this year? Do you plan to travel...

    1. Less than 50 miles
    2. 50 to less than 200 miles
    3. 200 to less than 600 miles
    4. 600 to less than 1500 miles
    5. 1500 miles or more

B2060. Please tell me all the forms of transportation you plan to use for your Thanksgiving holiday travel. Probe: Any other means?

(DO NOT READ LIST) (RECORD ALL THAT APPLY)

    1. Personal vehicle (example: car, van, SUV, pickup truck, motorcycle including rental cars, taxis, etc.)
    2. Commercial Airline
    3. City-to-city train (example: AMTRAK)
    4. City-to-city bus (example: Greyhound)
    5. Commercial boat, ship or ferry
    6. Cruise ship
    7. Public transit within city or metropolitan area (example: bus, train, subway, light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city)
    8. Other - Specify _________________________________

B2070. Was this/were these the forms of transportation you planned to use before the terrorist attacks on September 11th?

    1. Yes (Skip to B2110)
    2. No

B2080. What forms of transportation did you plan to use for your Thanksgiving holiday travel before then? Probe: Any other means?

(DO NOT READ LIST) (RECORD ALL THAT APPLY)

    1. Personal vehicle (example: car, van, SUV, pickup truck, motorcycle including rental cars, taxis, etc.)
    2. Commercial Airline
    3. City-to-city train (example: AMTRAK)
    4. City-to-city bus (example: Greyhound)
    5. Commercial boat, ship or ferry
    6. Cruise ship
    7. Public transit within city or metropolitan area (example: bus, train, subway, light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city)
    8. Other - Specify _________________________________

B2110. Before the terrorist attacks on September 11th, did you plan to travel for the December holidays?

    1. Yes
    2. No

B2120. Did you change your December holiday travel plans because of the events of September 11th and subsequent events?

    1. Yes
    2. No

B2130. Did you travel last year for the December holidays?

    1. Yes
    2. No

If B2110 = 2 and B2120 = 2 then skip to SS0500.

B2140. Do you currently plan to travel this year for the December holidays?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to SS0500)

B2150. About how far do you plan to travel for the December holidays this year? Do you plan to travel...

    1. Less than 50 miles
    2. 50 to less than 200 miles
    3. 200 to less than 600 miles
    4. 600 to less than 1500 miles
    5. 1500 miles or more

B2160. Please tell me all the forms of transportation you plan to use for your December holiday travel.

(DO NOT READ LIST) (RECORD ALL MENTIONS)

Probe: Any other means?

    1. Personal vehicle (example: car, van, SUV, pickup truck, motorcycle including rental cars, taxis, etc.)
    2. Commercial Airline
    3. City-to-city train (example: AMTRAK)
    4. City-to-city bus (example: Greyhound)
    5. Commercial boat, ship or ferry
    6. Cruise ship
    7. Public transit within city or metropolitan area (example: bus, train, subway, light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city)
    8. Other - Specify _________________________________

B2170. Was this the form of transportation you planned to use before the terrorist attacks on September 11th?

    1. Yes (Skip to SS0500)
    2. No

B2180. What forms of transportation did you plan to use for your December holiday travel before then?

(DO NOT READ LIST) (RECORD ALL THAT APPLY)

Probe: Any other means?

    1. Personal vehicle (example: car, van, SUV, pickup truck, motorcycle including rental cars, taxis, etc.)
    2. Commercial Airline
    3. City-to-city train (example: AMTRAK)
    4. City-to-city bus (example: Greyhound)
    5. Commercial boat, ship or ferry
    6. Cruise ship
    7. Public transit within city or metropolitan area (example: bus, train, subway, light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city)
    8. Other - Specify _________________________________

Section SS - Strategic Goal Questions

SS0050. Now I want to ask your opinion on some safety-related transportation issues.

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

SS0101. Using a scale from 1 to 5 where "1" means not at all concerned and "5" means very concerned, please tell me how concerned you are about the following risks to your personal safety. Consider all the types of transportation.

SS0400. The risk of being in any kind of transportation accident. Include all types of transportation.

Not at all concerned

Very concerned

1               2               3               4               5

SS0151. Safety risks associated with unskilled or impaired pilots, drivers, or other transportation operators.

Not at all concerned

Very concerned

1               2               3               4               5

SS0251. Safety risks due to mechanical equipment failure. Include all types of transportation.

Not at all concerned

Very concerned

1               2               3               4               5

SS0201. Safety risks due to the dangerous behaviorof others (such as aggression, road rage, air rage, and drunk driving).

Not at all concerned

Very concerned

1               2               3               4               5

SS0450. Safety risks due to the poor condition of roads, runways, or rail lines.

Not at all concerned

Very concerned

1               2               3               4               5

SS0301. Safety risks from hazardous chemicals released in a transportation accident.

Not at all concerned

Very concerned

1               2               3               4               5

SS0500. Safety risks from large fuel or natural gas pipelines in your community.

Not at all concerned

Very concerned

1               2               3               4               5

SS1000. I just asked about your concern with various transportation issues.

SS1010 Now, using a scale from 1 to 5 where "1" means very dissatisfied and "5" means very satisfied, please tell me how satisfied you are about what the Federal government is doing to address the following transportation safety issues:

Very Dissatisfied

Very satisfied

1               2               3               4               5

SS1050. Establishing effective passenger vehiclesafety standards

Very Dissatisfied

Very satisfied

1               2               3               4               5

SS1100. Establishing effective safety standards for large trucks1

Very Dissatisfied

Very satisfied

1               2               3               4               5

SS1300 Establishing effective safety standards for airport security

Very Dissatisfied

Very satisfied

1               2               3               4               5

SS1150. Ensuring the safe take-off and landing of aircraft through the air traffic control system

Very Dissatisfied

Very satisfied

1               2               3               4               5

SS1350 Ensuring the safety of commercial aircraftPassengers

Very Dissatisfied

Very satisfied

1               2               3               4               5

SS1200. Assuring the safety of large fuel andnatural gas pipelines in your community

Very Dissatisfied

Very satisfied

1               2               3               4               5

SS1250. Ensuring the safe transportation of hazardous chemicals

Very Dissatisfied

Very satisfied

1               2               3               4               5

Section M - Operating Administration Modal Questions

M0050. The next questions are of interest to specific agencies within the United States Department of Transportation.

M0060. I have a couple of questions about the United States Coast Guard.

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

MCG0101. Do you know what the Coast Guard does?

    1. Yes
    2. No - skip to next section

MCG0155. Please tell me a public service or activity that comes to your mind when I mention the Coast Guard.

INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: ENTER VERBATIM RESPONSE. PRESS "ESCAPE" KEY AFTER ENTERING INFORMATION

MCG0160.___________________________

MCG0161. Anything else?

    1. Yes
    2. No - skip to next section

MCG0162. What other public service or activity?

INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: ENTER VERBATIM RESPONSE. PRESS "ESCAPE" KEY AFTER ENTERING INFORMATION

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MCG0163. Anything else?

    1. Yes
    2. No - skip to next section

MCG0164. What other public service or activity?

INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: ENTER VERBATIM RESPONSE. PRESS "ESCAPE" KEY AFTER ENTERING INFORMATION

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MCG0165. Anything else?

    1. Yes
    2. No - skip to next section

MCG0166. What other public service or activity?

INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: ENTER VERBATIM RESPONSE. PRESS "ESCAPE" KEY AFTER ENTERING INFORMATION

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Section D - Demographic Questions

D0050. This final section asks for information to help us summarize the study results. No identifying information about you or your household will ever be released or published.

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE.

D0061. How many registered road vehicles are available for regular use by members of your household?

ENTER NUMBER ______

D0101. Do you have any kind of disability or health impairment?

    1. Yes
    2. No

D0103. Does anyone else currently living there, including children, have any kind of disability or health impairment?

    1. Yes
    2. No

If D0101 = 2 and D0103 = 2 go to D0251. If D0101 = 1 and D0103 = 2 go to D0106.

D0105. How many other people (beside yourself)?

__________

D0106. Does anyone in the household use adaptive equipment in any motor vehicle,

(for example hand controls, modified foot pedals, or a wheelchair lift)?

    1. Yes
    2. No

D0107. We may conduct another study soon that focuses on transportation use among persons with disabilities or health impairments. Your households experience and opinions on this critically important topic would be of great value. May we contact your household for this study?

    1. Yes
    2. No

D0251. How many people aged 18 or older live in your household, including yourself?

INTERVIEWER NOTE: REPEAT ANSWER TO RESPONDENT: "Including yourself, ______ people aged 18 or older live in your household?" (RECORD NUMBER)

    _____ people

D0300. Please stop me when I reach the category that includes your age: (READ LIST UNTIL RESPONDENT STOPS YOU TO SELECT A CATEGORY)

    1. 18 to 24 years
    2. 25 to 34
    3. 35 to 44
    4. 45 to 54
    5. 55 to 64
    6. 65 to 74
    7. 75 or older

D0350.(RECORD GENDER; ASK ONLY IF NECESSARY). Are you male or female?

    1. Male
    2. Female

D0401. Is the racial or ethnic group that best describes you... (READ ENTIRE LIST. READ PARENTHETICAL ONLY IF RESPONDENT ASKS FOR CLARIFICATION.) (RECORD ALL THAT APPLY)

    1. American Indian (Native American) or Alaska Native,
    2. Asian (e.g., Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese),
    3. Black or African-American,
    4. Hispanic or Latino,
    5. Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (e.g., Samoan or Chamorro),
    6. White (Caucasian, Anglo), or
    7. Other-SPECIFY _________

D0450. What is the highest level of education youve completed? (DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Less than high school graduate
    2. High school graduate (or GED)
    3. Some college (or technical vocational school/professional business school)
    4. Two-year college degree (AA: Associate in Arts)
    5. Four-year college degree (BA or BS: Bachelor of Arts of Science degree)
    6. Graduate degree (Masters, PhD., Lawyer, Medical Doctor)

D0501. Please stop me when I reach the category that includes your households total annual income for last calendar year, that is, 2000: (READ LIST UNTIL RESPONDENT STOPS YOU TO SELECT A CATEGORY)(RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Under $15,000
    2. From $15,000 to less than $30,000
    3. From $30,000 to less than $50,000
    4. From $50,000 to less than $75,000
    5. From $75,000 to less than $100,000
    6. $100,000 or more

D0551. Not including the telephone line youre using right now, are there any other telephone lines in your household? Please do not count cellular phones, or phone lines that are exclusively for computer or fax use.

    1. Yes
    2. No - skip to D0800

D0700. How many additional lines do you have? (DO NOT READ LIST)

    1. One
    2. Two
    3. Three
    4. Four or more

D0750. Is the primary use of the additional line(s) for household use, business use, or both?

    1. Household use only
    2. Business use only
    3. Both household and business use

D0800. Finally, in order to classify your household for statistical purposes, what is your ZIP code? RECORD NUMBER

    ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

D0850. This concludes the study questions. On behalf of the Department of Transportation, I thank you for your time. Goodbye.

PRESS "ENTER" TO END INTERVIEW.

Section I - Interviewer Close Out Questions

I0050.THESE QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED BY THE INTERVIEWER AFTER THE RESPONDENT HANGS UP.

HOW WELL DID THE RESPONDENT UNDERSTAND THE QUESTIONS?

    1. Not at all
    2. Not very well
    3. Well
    4. Very well

I0100.HOW COOPERATIVE WAS THE RESPONDENT IN ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS?

    1. Not at all cooperative
    2. Not very cooperative
    3. Cooperative
    4. Very cooperative

I0150.IN WHAT LANGUAGE WAS THE INTERVIEW CONDUCTED?

    1. English
    2. Spanish
    3. Both English and Spanish
    4. Other - SPECIFY __________________

I0200.PLEASE NOTE ANYTHING ELSE YOU FEEL IS HELPFUL OR IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW.

  1. __________________ Text of response
  2. No notes to add