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Omnibus Survey Household Survey Results Final Annotated Survey Questionnaire February 2002

Omnibus Survey
Household Survey Results
Final Annotated Survey Questionnaire
February 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 QuestionsNone this month Identical series each monthNone 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 F0500, 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.

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 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?

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

F0455.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 national security, commuting 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).

Skip to F0550

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

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.

G0103. During January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G2000. Please compare your experience driving or riding in a personal vehicle in the month of January with your experience driving or riding in a personal vehicle in the month of December.

G2010. Considering all the costs associated with driving or riding in a personal vehicle, would you say it cost more or less in January than it did in December?

[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
    4. Did not drive or ride in a personal vehicle in December

G2020. In terms of security from crime or terrorism, did you feel more secure or less secure driving or riding in a personal vehicle in January than in December?

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

    1. Less secure
    2. Same
    3. More secure
    4. Did not drive or ride in a personal vehicle in December

G2040. In terms of safety from accidents, did you feel more safe or less safe driving or riding in a personal vehicle in January than you did in December?

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

    1. Less safe
    2. Same
    3. More safe
    4. Did not drive or ride in a personal vehicle in December

G2060. 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 January than in December?

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

    1. Less likely
    2. Same
    3. More likely
    4. Did not drive or ride in a personal vehicle in December

G2080. In terms of convenience, would you say it was more convenient or less convenient to drive or ride in a personal vehicle in January than it was in December?

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

    1. Less convenient
    2. Same
    3. More convenient
    4. Did not drive or ride in a personal vehicle in December

G0150. During January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0302. During January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G2100. Please compare your experience using public transit in the month of January with your experience using public transit in the month of December.

G2110. Considering the cost of using public transit, would you say it cost more or less in January than it did in December?

[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
    4. Did not use public transit in December

G2120. In terms of security from crime or terrorism, did you feel more secure or less secure using public transit in January than in December?

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

    1. Less secure
    2. Same
    3. More secure
    4. Did not use public transit in December

G2140. In terms of safety from accidents, did you feel more safe or less safe using public transit in January than you did in December? [DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER. IF THE RESPONDENT SAYS "THE SAME," ACCEPT RESPONSE.]

    1. Less safe
    2. Same
    3. More safe
    4. Did not use public transit in December

G2160. 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 January than in December?

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

    1. Less likely
    2. Same
    3. More likely
    4. Did not use public transit in December

G2180. In terms of quality of service, would you say the quality of service you received using public transit in January was better or worse than in December?

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

    1. Worse
    2. Same
    3. Better
    4. Did not use public transit in December

G0801. Is public transportation available in your area?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0201)

If G0302 = 1 (used public transit in the past 30 days) 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 January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

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

    ____ days

G0251. During January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

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

    ____ 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?

(DO NOT READ LIST. RECORD ONLY ONE ANSWER.)

    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 January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

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

    ____ days

G2200. Please compare your experience flying on a commercial airline in the month of January with your most recent experience flying on a commercial airline before January.

G2210. Considering the cost of flying on a commercial airline, would you say it cost more or less in January than it did the last time you flew?

[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
    4. Have never flown before

G2220. In terms of security from crime or terrorism, did you feel more secure or less secure flying on a commercial airline in January than you did the last time you flew?

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

    1. Less secure
    2. Same
    3. More secure
    4. Have never flown before

G2240. In terms of safety from accidents, did you feel more safe or less safe flying on a commercial airline in January than you did the last time you flew?

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

    1. Less safe
    2. Same
    3. More safe
    4. Have never flown before

G2260. 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 January than the last time you flew?

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

    1. Less likely
    2. Same
    3. More likely
    4. Have never flown before

G2280. In terms of quality of service, would you say the quality of service you received flying on a commercial airline in January was better or worse than the last time you flew?

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

    1. Worse
    2. Same
    3. Better
    4. Have never flown before

G0401. During January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

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

    ____ days

G0452. During January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0501. During January, 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? (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 ____________________

G0551. During January, 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? (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

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) (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 ___________________

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

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0601. During January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0651. During January, 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? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

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 January, did you operate or ride in 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 in a recreational boat? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

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 January, 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 B0050)

G0851N. How many days did you use other means of transportation? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

Section B - BTS Topical Transportation Questions

B0050. The next questions are about commuting.

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

B0102. Last month did you commute, that is, travel routinely from home to work or to attend school? (EXCLUDE TELECOMMUTING; COMMUTING MAY INCLUDE ANY TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION.)

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to B0370)

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

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

    1. To work - skip to B0302
    2. To school - skip to B0370
    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 _____________________

B0302. To get to work on a typical day last month, what were all the types of transportation you used? PROBE: Anything else?

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

INTERVIEWER NOTE: WHEN RESPONDENT IS DONE, REPEAT ANSWER TO RESPONDENT: "You used _________, _________, __________, etc. on a single day to get to work?

    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, rapid rail, [subway, surface, or elevated] 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 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 B0370

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 TYPICAL DAY AND RECORDED IN B0302.

    _____ hours and_____ minutes

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

B0370. 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 or self-employed persons who work at home.)

    1. Yes
    2. No (If B0201 = 1 or B0201 = 3 then go to B0365; if B0201 = 2 then go to B2300; if B0102 = 2 and B0370 = 2 skip to B2300)

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?

[INTERVIEWER: Focus is on working somewhere other than ones "normal" workplace for the purpose of reducing commute time.

Satellite office: alternate work site that is in a separate location other than your primary worksite.

Telework center: alternate work site, could possibly house workers from many different businesses.]

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to B2300)

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

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

If G0350 = 1 then skip to B2320.

B2310. How long ago was your most recent commercial airline flight?

    1. Less than three months ago
    2. More than three months ago but less than one year ago
    3. More than one year ago (Skip to SN1000)
    4. Have never flown on a commercial airline (Skip to SN1000)

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

B2330. 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 DON"T KNOW)

    1. First class section
    2. Business class section
    3. Economy or coach section (also sometimes called the main cabin)
    4. Some other section
    5. There were no sections in the plane; all seats were in the same section

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

Section SN - Strategic Goal Questions

SN1000. Now I want to ask your opinion on some transportation issues related to national security.

SN1100. Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned about U.S. dependence on oil from the Middle East?

    1. Very concerned
    2. Somewhat concerned
    3. Not at all concerned

SN1110. Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned about keeping computerized systems like air traffic control secure from terrorism?

    1. Very concerned
    2. Somewhat concerned
    3. Not at all concerned

SN1120. Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned about the risk of terrorism against American citizens traveling by air outside the U.S.?

    1. Very concerned
    2. Somewhat concerned
    3. Not at all concerned

SN1130. Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned about the risk of terrorism against American citizens traveling by air inside the U.S.?

    1. Very concerned
    2. Somewhat concerned
    3. Not at all concerned

SN1140. Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned about the risk of terrorism against American citizens traveling by highway, train, or public transit inside the U.S.?

    1. Very concerned
    2. Somewhat concerned
    3. Not at all concerned

SN1150. Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned about illegal immigration across U.S. borders?

    1. Very concerned
    2. Somewhat concerned
    3. Not at all concerned

SN1160. Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned about the transport of illegal drugs across U.S. borders?

    1. Very concerned
    2. Somewhat concerned
    3. Not at all concerned

SN1181. I just asked about your concern with various transportation issues. Now, I would like to ask you about your level of satisfaction with what the Federal government is doing to address those issues.

SN1200. Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or not at all satisfied with what the Federal government is doing to address U.S. dependence on oil from the Middle East?

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Not at all satisfied

SN1210. Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or not at all satisfied with what the Federal government is doing to address keeping computerized systems like air traffic control secure from terrorism?

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Not at all satisfied

SN1220. Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or not at all satisfied with what the Federal government is doing to address the risk of terrorism against American citizens traveling by air outside the U.S.?

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Not at all satisfied

SN1230. Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or not at all satisfied with what the Federal government is doing to address the risk of terrorism against American citizens traveling by air inside the U.S.?

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Not at all satisfied

SN1240. Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or not at all satisfied with what the Federal government is doing to address the risk of terrorism against American citizens traveling by highway, train, or public transit inside the U.S.?

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Not at all satisfied

SN1250. Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or not at all satisfied with what the Federal government is doing to address illegal immigration across U.S. borders?

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Not at all satisfied

SN1260. Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or not at all satisfied with what the Federal government is doing to address the transport of illegal drugs across U.S. borders?

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Not at all satisfied

Section M - Operating Administration Modal Questions

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

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.

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, 2001: (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

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.

READ AFTER RESPONDENT HAS GIVEN ANSWER:

"Sir/Maam, you have a total of X 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? (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