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Omnibus Survey Household Survey Results Final Annotated Survey Questionnaire April 2002

Omnibus Survey
Household Survey Results
Final Annotated Survey Questionnaire
April 2002

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 air travel
SN 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)
T USDOT Services Satisfaction Questions None this month Identical series each month None this 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 G0103, will change depending upon time frames or respondent responses to previous items. Words or phrases enclosed in parentheses ( ), such as in Question F0455, 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.

F0054. Hello, my name is _______, and Im calling on behalf of the United States Department of Transportation about a national study on transportation issues. In the aftermath of the terrorist 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.

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.

HIT "RETURN" TO CONTINUE

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.

HIT "RETURN" TO CONTINUE

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?

HIT "RETURN" SCHEDULE CALL BACK

F0351. IF INTERVIEWER IS SPEAKING WITH A NEW RESPONDENT, BEGIN BY REPEATING F0054. 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?

Name ___________ TYPE IN PERSONS FIRST NAME

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

    1. Yes
    2. No - go to F0500

F0455. INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ THE FOLLOWING PARENTHETICAL ONLY IF RESPONDENT ASKS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

I have some questions about your transportation use, and about your opinions on important transportation issues such as transportation safety, mobility and air 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).

HIT "RETURN" TO CONTINUE

Skip to F0550

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

HIT "RETURN" TO SCHEDULE CALL BACK

F0550. ADDRESS QUESTIONS OR USE REFUSAL CONVERSION TECHNIQUES.

IS RESPONDENT WILLING TO CONTINUE?

    1. Yes
    2. No - THANK RESPONDENT AND TERMINATE

F0601. 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.

HIT "RETURN" TO CONTINUE

G0103. During March, did you drive or ride in a personal vehicle? (Examples of personal vehicles include a car, van, SUV, pickup truck, RV)

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0150)

G0851A. How many days did you drive or ride?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0150. During March, did you drive or ride in an organized carpool or vanpool?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0302)

G0851B. How many days did you drive or ride?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0302. During March, did you ride on any public transit within a city or metropolitan area? Examples of public transit include a bus, rapid rail (subway, surface or elevated), light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city.

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0801)

G0851C. How many days did you use it?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0801. Is public transportation available in your area?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0201)

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 (doesnt go where I need to)
    6. Not flexible (doesnt go when I need to)
    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 ______________________

G0201. During March, did you ride on a city to city bus, such as Greyhound?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0251)

G0851D. How many days did you ride on it?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0902B. And of these days, how many were for business or work?

    _____ days

G0251. During March, did you ride on a city to city train, such as AMTRAK?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0880)

G0851E. How many days did you ride on it?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0902C. And of these days, how many were for business or work?

    _____ days

Skip to G0882

G0880. In your area, do you have long distance, city to city train service such as AMTRAK?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0350)

G0882. Is long distance HIGH SPEED, city to city train service such as AMTRAKs Acela train service available in your area?

[INTERVIEWER, ANSWER "YES" IF RESPONDENT SAYS HIGH SPEED SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO SOME CITIES.]

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0350)

G0827. Have you ever used AMTRAKs HIGH SPEED Acela train service?

    1. Yes (Skip to G0350)
    2. No

G0831. What is the main reason you have not used AMTRAKs HIGH SPEED Acela train service?

    1. Cost
    2. Does not go where I want to go
    3. Schedule not convenient
    4. Takes too long
    5. Prefer to drive
    6. Prefer to fly
    7. Do not travel
    8. Other - SPECIFY __________________

G0350. During March, did you fly on a commercial airline?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0401)

G0851F. How many days did you fly on a commercial airline?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0902D. And of these days, how many were for business or work?

    _____ days

G0401. During March, did you fly on a charter, private, or corporate airplane or helicopter?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0452)

G0851G. How many days did you fly on a charter, private, or corporate airplane or helicopter?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0902E. And of these days, how many were for business or work?

    _____ days

G0452. During March, did you drive or ride on a motorcycle, including a motorized scooter, or a motorized bicycle (such as a moped) or an ATV?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0501)

G0851H. How many days did you drive or ride on one of these vehicles?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0501. During March, did you ride a bicycle? Please do not include stationary bicycles.

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0551)

G0851I. How many days did you ride your bicycle?

ENTER NUMBER____

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

    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)

    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 ____________________

G0551. During March, did you walk, run, or jog at least one time outside for 10 minutes or more? (such as to work, to a store or to a park)

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0555)

G0851J. How many days did you walk, run or jog?

ENTER NUMBER____

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

    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

G1151. And on a typical day that you walked, ran, or jogged, 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)

    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 ___________________

G0555. During March, did you ride as a passenger on a cruise ship?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0601. During March, did you ride on a commercial boat, ship, or ferry?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0651)

G0851K. How many days did you ride on a commercial boat, ship, or ferry?

ENTER NUMBER____

G0651. During March, did you operate or ride on a personal watercraft such as a jetski or skidoo?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0701)

G0851L. How many days did you operate or ride on a personal watercraft?

ENTER NUMBER____

G1251. In total, about how much time did you spend using a personal watercraft last month?

    _____ hours and _____ minutes

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

G0701. During March, did you operate or ride on a recreational boat such as a sailboat, motorboat, or yacht?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0750)

G0851M. How many days did you operate or ride on a recreational boat?

ENTER NUMBER____

G1258. In total, 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

G0750. During March, did you 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 (Skip to instructions before G2001)

G0851N. How many days did you use other means of transportation?

ENTER NUMBER____

If G0103 = 2 and G0302=2 and G0350 = 2 then skip to B0050

G2001. Now I would like you to compare your perceptions and/or experiences using three major modes of transportation in March with your perceptions and/or experiences using those modes a year ago.

HIT "RETURN" TO CONTINUE

If G0103 = 2 then skip to instruction before G2101

G2011. You said you drove or rode in a personal vehicle last month. Considering all the costs associated with driving or riding in a personal vehicle, would you say it cost more or less in March than it did a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Cost less
    2. Cost the same
    3. Cost more

G2021. In terms of security from crime or terrorism, did you feel more secure or less secure driving or riding in a personal vehicle in March than a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less secure
    2. Same
    3. More secure

G2041. In terms of safety from accidents, did you feel more safe or less safe driving or riding in a personal vehicle in March than you did a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less safe
    2. Same
    3. More safe

G2061. In terms of travel time, would you say you were more likely or less likely to get where you wanted to go in a reasonable length of time in March than a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less likely
    2. Same
    3. More likely

G2081. In terms of convenience, would you say it was more convenient or less convenient to drive or ride in a personal vehicle in March than it was a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less convenient
    2. Same
    3. More convenient

If G0302 = 2 then skip to instruction before G2201

G2101. Now I would like you to compare your perceptions and/or experiences using public transit in March with your perceptions and/or experiences using public transit a year ago.

G2111. Considering the cost of using public transit, would you say it cost more or less in March than it did a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Cost less
    2. Cost the same
    3. Cost more

G2121. In terms of security from crime or terrorism, did you feel more secure or less secure using public transit in March than a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less secure
    2. Same
    3. More secure

G2141. In terms of safety from accidents, did you feel more safe or less safe using public transit in March than you did a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less safe
    2. Same
    3. More safe

G2161. In terms of travel time, would you say you were more likely or less likely to

get where you wanted to go in a reasonable length of time in March than a

year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less likely
    2. Same
    3. More likely

G2181. In terms of quality of service, would you say the quality of service you received using public transit in March was better or worse than a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Worse
    2. Same
    3. Better

If G0350 = 2 then skip to B0050

G2201. Finally I would like you to compare your perceptions and/or experiences flying on a commercial airline in March with your perceptions and/or and experiences flying on a commercial airline a year ago.

G2211. Considering the cost of flying on a commercial airline, would you say it cost more or less in March than it did a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Cost less
    2. Cost the same
    3. Cost more

G2221. In terms of security from crime or terrorism, did you feel more secure or less secure flying on a commercial airline in March than a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less secure
    2. Same
    3. More secure

G2241. In terms of safety from accidents, did you feel more safe or less safe flying on a commercial airline in March than a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less safe
    2. Same
    3. More safe

G2261. In terms of travel time, would you say you were more likely or less likely to get where you wanted to go in a reasonable length of time in March than a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less likely
    2. Same
    3. More likely

G2281. In terms of quality of service, would you say the quality of service you received flying on a commercial airline in March was better or worse than a year ago?

[DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME", ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Worse
    2. Same
    3. Better

Section B - BTS Topical Transportation Questions

B0050. The next questions are about commuting.

HIT "RETURN" TO CONTINUE

B0103. Last month did you commute, that is, travel routinely from home to work? (EXCLUDE TELECOMMUTING; COMMUTING MAY INCLUDE ANY TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION.)

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to B2300)

B0152. Altogether, about how many days did you commute last month? (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

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

    1. Yes (skip to B0352)
    2. No

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

    1. Yes
    2. No (skip to B0352)

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

    _____ hours and_____ minutes - go to B2300

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?

THE TIME RECORDED FOR COMMUTING TO WORK ON A TYPICAL DAY SHOULD BE THE TIME IT TOOK TO COMMUTE USING THE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION USED ON A TYPICAL DAY.

    _____ hours and _____ minutes

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

B2300. My next group of questions are about commercial air travel.

HIT "RETURN" TO CONTINUE

If G0350 = 1 then skip to B2314

B2311. In what month and year was your most recent commercial airline flight? (READ LIST)

    1. Enter month and year
    2. Less than three months ago
    3. More than three months ago
    4. More than one year ago (Skip to SM0050)
    5. Have never flown on a commercial airline

NOTE: IF "1" IS SELECTED, THEN B2311_1 (MONTH) AND B2311_2 (YEAR) WILL APPEAR.

B2314. What airport did you depart from on your most recent flight?

(IF THE RESPONDENT CANNOT RECALL THE AIRPORT NAME PLEASE PROMPT FOR CITY AND STATE.)

    ___________

B2320. Now, Id like you to think of your most recent commercial airline flight. Was the primary purpose of your trip business or job related? (IF NECESSARY, GIVE EXAMPLES SUCH AS PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE, MEETING WITH CLIENTS.)

    1. Yes, business/job related
    2. No

B2332. Still thinking of your most recent flight, which may have been a return flight on a round-trip ticket, in which of the following sections was your seat located: (READ ENTIRE LIST EXCEPT DONT KNOW)

    1. Economy or coach section (also sometimes called the main cabin)
    2. First class section
    3. There were no sections in the plane; all seats were in the same section
    4. Other - SPECIFY ____________________________________________

B2340. Did the price you paid for the airline ticket carry any restrictions? For example, did you have to book your trip two weeks in advance, were you required to stay overnight on a Friday or Saturday, or were you prohibited from changing your ticket without paying a penalty?

    1. Yes
    2. No

B2400. Once more, think about your most recent flight. Did you check any baggage on this flight?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip go B2440)

B2420. How many items did you yourself check on this flight? Items may include suitcases, laptop computers, bicycles, golf clubs, or any package too large to carry on to the plane.

    ENTER NUMBER__________

INTERVIEWER NOTE: REPEAT ANSWER TO RESPONDENT: So, on your most recent flight, you checked a total of ______ items that were just for you?

B2440. How many items did you yourself carry on to the plane on your most recent flight? Items may include purses, brief cases, laptop computers, overnight bags, or anything else that you did not want to check.

    ENTER NUMBER__________

INTERVIEWER NOTE: REPEAT ANSWER TO RESPONDENT: So, on your most recent flight, you carried on a total of ______ items that were just for you?

If G0350 = 2 then skip to SM0050

B2600. How soon before your most recent flight did you arrive at the airport? Did you arrive... (READ LIST UNTIL RESPONDENT STOPS YOU TO SELECT A CATEGORY)

    1. Less than 30 minutes before your flight
    2. 30 minutes to less than 60 minutes
    3. 60 minutes to less than 90 minutes
    4. 90 minutes to less than two hours before your flight
    5. Two hours to less than three hours
    6. Three hours or more before your flight

B2650. How long did you wait in line to check in at the ticket counter for your most recent flight? Did you wait... (READ LIST UNTIL RESPONDENT STOPS YOU TO SELECT A CATEGORY)

    1. Less than 15 minutes to check in
    2. 15 minutes to less than 30 minutes
    3. 30 minutes to less than 60 minutes
    4. 60 minutes to less than 90 minutes to check in
    5. 90 minutes to less than two hours
    6. Two hours to less than three hours
    7. Three hours or more to check in
    8. Did not check in at the ticket counter

B2700. How long did you wait in line to go through passenger screener checkpoint for your most recent flight? The checkpoint we are referring to is the only one where you must walk through a metal detector and your carry-on items are x-rayed. Did you wait... (READ LIST UNTIL RESPONDENT STOPS YOU TO SELECT A CATEGORY)

    1. Less than 15 minutes to go through the checkpoint
    2. 15 minutes to less than 30 minutes
    3. 30 minutes to less than 60 minutes
    4. 60 minutes to less than 90 minutes to go through the checkpoint
    5. 90 minutes to less than two hours
    6. Two hours to less than three hours
    7. Three hours or more go through the checkpoint

B2750. Given the need for security, how satisfied were you with the time that you waited in line at the passenger screening checkpoint? Were you... (READ LIST)

    1. Very unsatisfied
    2. Somewhat unsatisfied
    3. Neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
    4. Somewhat satisfied
    5. Very satisfied

B2800. Given the need for security, how would you rate the intensity of screening that you received? Would you rate it... (READ LIST)

    1. Inadequate
    2. Adequate
    3. Excessive

B2850. How confident were you in the ability of the screeners to keep air travel secure from individuals with hostile intentions? Were you... (READ LIST)

    1. Very unsatisfied
    2. Somewhat unsatisfied
    3. Neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
    4. Somewhat satisfied
    5. Very satisfied

B2900. How satisfied were you with the courtesy of the screeners at the passenger screening checkpoint? Were you... (READ LIST)

    1. Very unsatisfied
    2. Somewhat unsatisfied
    3. Neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
    4. Somewhat satisfied
    5. Very satisfied

B2950. How satisfied were you overall with your experience at the passenger screening checkpoint? Were you... (READ LIST)

    1. Very unsatisfied
    2. Somewhat unsatisfied
    3. Neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
    4. Somewhat satisfied
    5. Very satisfied

Section SM - Strategic Goal Questions

SM0050. Now I want to ask your opinion on some transportation issues related to mobility.

HIT "RETURN" TO CONTINUE

If G0103 = 2 skip to instruction before SM1050

SM1000. Did you experience any significant delays while traveling in a personal vehicle in March?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before SM1050)

SM1005. Please tell me whether those delays caused you to... (READ LIST)

SM1010. Change the time of day you traveled

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1015. Change the type of transportation you used

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1020. Change the route you took to reach your destination

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1025. Postpone your travel to another day

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1030. Cancel your trip entirely

    1. Yes
    2. No

If G0150 = 2 skip to instruction before SM1100

SM1050. Did you experience any significant delays while traveling in an organized carpool or vanpool in March?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before SM1100)

SM1055. Please tell me whether those delays caused you to... (READ LIST)

SM1060. Change the time of day you traveled

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1065. Change the type of transportation you used

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1070. Change the route you took to reach your destination

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1075.Postpone your travel to another day

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1080.Cancel your trip entirely

    1. Yes
    2. No

If G0301 = 2 skip to instruction before SM1150

SM1100. Did you experience any significant delays while traveling on public transit in March?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before SM1150)

SM1105. Please tell me whether those delays caused you to... (READ LIST)

SM1110.Change the time of day you traveled

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1115.Change the type of transportation you used

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1120.Change the route you took to reach your destination

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1125.Postpone your travel to another day

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1130.Cancel your trip entirely

    1. Yes
    2. No

If G0201 = 2 skip to instruction before SM1200

SM1150. Did you experience any significant delays while traveling on city to city buses in March?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before SM1200)

SM1155. Please tell me whether those delays caused you to... (READ LIST)

SM1160. Change the time of day you traveled

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1165. Change the type of transportation you used

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1170. Change the route you took to reach your destination

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1175. Postpone your travel to another day

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1180. Cancel your trip entirely

    1. Yes
    2. No

If G0251 = 2 skip to instruction before SM1250

SM1200. Did you experience any significant delays while traveling on city to city trains in March?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before SM1250)

SM1205. Please tell me whether those delays caused you to... (READ LIST)

SM1210. Change the time of day you traveled

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1215. Change the type of transportation you used

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1220. Change the route you took to reach your destination

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1225. Postpone your travel to another day

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1230. Cancel your trip entirely

    1. Yes
    2. No

If G0350 = 2 skip to instruction before SM1300

SM1250. Did you experience any significant delays while traveling on commercial airlines in March?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before SM1300)

SM1255. Please tell me whether those delays caused you to... (READ LIST)

SM1260. Change the time of day you traveled

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1265. Change the type of transportation you used

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1270. Change the route you took to reach your destination

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1275. Postpone your travel to another day

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1280. Cancel your trip entirely

    1. Yes
    2. No

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SM1300. Did you experience any significant delays while traveling on a commercial boat, ship or ferry in March?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before MNH0500)

SM1305. Please tell me whether those delays caused you to... (READ LIST)

SM1310. Change the time of day you traveled

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1315. Change the type of transportation you used

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1320. Change the route you took to reach your destination

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1325. Postpone your travel to another day

    1. Yes
    2. No

SM1330. Cancel your trip entirely

    1. Yes
    2. No

Section M - Operating Administration Modal Questions

MNH0500. My next group of questions are of interest to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

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MNH0510. Have you driven a vehicle in the last twelve months?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to D0050)

MNH0515. Do you drive at night?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to MNH0560)

MNH0520. In the last 12 months, while driving at night, has the glare from the headlights of an oncoming vehicle been not noticeable, barely noticeable, noticeable but acceptable, disturbing, or did it cause a crash or near miss?

    1. Not noticeable - none
    2. Barely noticeable
    3. Noticeable but acceptable
    4. Disturbing
    5. Caused crash or near miss

MNH0540. In the last 12 months, while driving at night, has the glare from the headlights of a vehicle behind you been not noticeable, barely noticeable, noticeable but acceptable, disturbing, or did it cause a crash or near miss?

    1. Not noticeable - none
    2. Barely noticeable
    3. Noticeable but acceptable
    4. Disturbing
    5. Caused crash or near miss

MNH0560. In the last 12 months, while driving during the day, has the glare from the daytime running lights on other vehicles been not noticeable, barely noticeable, noticeable but acceptable, disturbing, or did it cause a crash or near miss?

    1. Not noticeable - none
    2. Barely noticeable
    3. Noticeable but acceptable
    4. Disturbing
    5. Caused crash or near miss

MNH0580. In the last 12 months, have you been involved in a crash in a vehicle where you were the driver?

    1. Yes
    2. No

MNH0600. In the last 12 months, have you been involved in a near miss in a vehicle where you were the driver?

    1. Yes
    2. No

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.

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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? (ENTER 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)

    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, Ph.D., 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, 2001: (READ LIST UNTIL RESPONDENT STOPS YOU TO SELECT A CATEGORY)

    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

D0900. Last month, did you do any work for pay or profit?

    1. Yes
    2. No

D0552. Not including the telephone number which I called you on, how many additional phone numbers do you have in your household? Please do not count numbers for cellular phones, or phone lines that are exclusively for computer of fax use.

INTERVIEWER NOTE: REPEAT ANSWER TO RESPONDENT: Sir/Maam, you have a total of _____additional telephone numbers in your home, not including your main number, and these additional phone numbers are not used exclusively for the fax machine, the computer or a cellular phone.

    1. None (Skip to D0800)
    2. One
    3. Two
    4. Three
    5. Four or more

D0751. Is the primary use of the additional phone number(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? (ENTER NUMBER)

    ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

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

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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
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