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Omnibus Survey Household Survey Results Final Annotated Survey Questionnaire January 2002

Omnibus Survey
Household Survey Results
Final Annotated Survey Questionnaire
January 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, high speed rail
SE 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 F0454, 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 terrorist attacks on September 11th, 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 F0053. 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 the environment, 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.

G0103. During December, 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

G0150. During December, 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 December, 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 (Skip to G0842)

G0801. Is public transportation available in your area?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0201)

G0842. I would like to know about the types of public transportation available in your area. Is local public bus service available?

    1. Yes (If G0302=2, skip to G0804)
    2. No (Skip to G0804)

G0843. Did you ride public buses during December?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0804. Is subway service available in your area?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0804A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No (If G0804=1, Skip to G0895; If G0804=2, Skip to G0818)

G0804O ______________________________________________(If G0804=1, Skip to G0895; If G0804=2, Skip to G0818)

G0845. Did you ride the subway during December?

    1. Yes (If G0845 =1, Skip to G0818)
    2. No

G0895. Has your subway usage changed in any way as a result of the events of September 11th and subsequent events?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0818)

G0896. As a result of the events of September 11th and subsequent events, are you riding the subway more, riding the subway less, or has the amount of your subway usage remained about the same?

    1. More
    2. Less
    3. Remained about the same

G0897. As a result of the events of September 11th and subsequent events, have you changed the time of day you travel on the subway?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0898. As a result of the events of September 11th and subsequent events, have you changed the routes you travel on the subway?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0818. Is light rail such as streetcars available in your area?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0818A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No (If G0302=2, skip to instruction before G0873; If G0302=1 and G0818=2, skip to instruction before G0873)

G0818O______________________________________________(If G0302=2, skip to instruction before G0873; If G0302=1 and G0818=2, skip to instruction before G0873)

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

    1. Yes
    2. No

If G0804 = 1 then skip to G0846.

G0873. Are any other types of local rapid rail such as elevated trains available in your area?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0873A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No (If G0302=2, Skip to G0846)

G0873O______________________________________________(If G0302=2, Skip to G0846)

G0874. Did you ride any of these other types of rapid rail during December?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0846. Is local commuter rail service from suburb to city available in your area? (Neither subways nor light rail nor AMTRAK is commuter rail.)

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0846A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No (If G0302=2, Skip to G0877)

G0846O ______________________________________________(If G0302=2, Skip to G0877)

G0847. Did you ride the commuter rail during December?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to G0877)

G0877. Is commuter or express bus service such as Park and Rides available in your area?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0877A INTERVIEWER: DOES RESPONDENT HAVE ANY COMMENT?

    1. Yes
    2. No ( If G0302=1, skip to G0201. If G0302=2, skip to G0810)

G0877O ______________________________________________(If G0302=1, skip to G0201. If G0302=2, skip to G0810)

G0878. Did you use commuter or express bus service during December?

    1. Yes
    2. No

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 December, 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 December, 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?

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

G0350. During December, 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

G0401. During December, 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 December, 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 one of these vehicles? (RECORD NUMBER)

    ____ days

G0501 During December, 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 December, 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 December, did you ride as a passenger on a cruise ship?

    1. Yes
    2. No

G0601. During December, 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 December, 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 personal watercraft last month?

    _____ hours and _____ minutes

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

G0701. During December, 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 December, 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 B0360)

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 B0452
    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 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?

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

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 (If B0102 =1 then go to B0365; if B0102 = 2 then go to B2000)

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

If B0101=2 then go to B2141.

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 than your primary worksite.

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

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to instruction before B0452)

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

B0452. To get to school 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 school?

    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 ________________________

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

    _____ hours and_____ minutes

THE TIME RECORDED FOR COMMUTING TO SCHOOL ON A TYPICAL DAY SHOULD BE THE TIME IT TOOK TO COMMUTE USING THE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION USED ON TYPICAL DAY AND RECORDED IN B0452

CATI system must ensure entry for both hours and minutes

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

PRESS "ENTER" TO CONTINUE

B2141. Did you travel last month for the December holidays?

    1. Yes
    2. No (Skip to next section)

B2151. About how far did you travel one way last month for the December holidays? Did you 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
    6. IF MILEAGE UNKNOWN:
    7. Origin and destination (SPECIFY)

B2151a. Enter destination (From _________ to __________) in B2151

B2161. Please tell me all the forms of transportation you used last month for your December 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, rapid rail [subway, surface, or elevated], light rail, commuter bus or rail from suburb to city)
    8. Other - Specify _________________________________

Section SE - Strategic Goal Questions

SE0050. Now I want to ask your opinion on some transportation issues related to the environment.

PRESS "ENTER" TO PROCEED.

SE0100. Was transportation an important factor in choosing where you live?

    1. Yes
    2. No

SE0150. When thinking about your community in terms of the environment,

SE0160. Do you notice air pollution in your community that is caused by vehicle emissions?

    1. Yes
    2. No

SE0165. Do the sounds of traffic, trains, and airplanes cause noise pollution in your community?

    1. Yes
    2. No

SE0170. Is water pollution from transportation sources a problem in your community?

    1. Yes
    2. No

SE0175. Is traffic congestion a problem in your community?

    1. Yes
    2. No

SE0180. Are hazardous material incidents from transportation sources a problem in your community?

    1. Yes
    2. No

SE0300. In your own words, what do you think is the primary cause of air pollution in your community? (DO NOT READ. CODE ONLY ONE)

    1. Power Plants
    2. SEMIS/LARGE Trucks
    3. Dust
    4. Cars/SUVS/Pickups/Vans
    5. Pollen
    6. Factories
    7. Commercial Planes
    8. Trains
    9. Buses
    10. Dont have air pollution where I live
    11. Other - SPECIFY ________________

SE0202. Now I have a couple of questions about motor oil. In the past year, did you yourself ever change the motor oil in any of your own vehicles, including an RV, private airplane, motorcycle, or recreational boat?

    1. Yes
    2. No - (Skip to M0050)

SE0205. In thinking about the vehicle on which you did this the most frequently, how many times did you change the motor oil this past year?

INTERVIEWER NOTE: IF RESPONDENT SAYS OIL WAS CHANGED AT SPECIFIC MILEAGE OR HOUR INTERVALS, FOR EXAMPLE ONCE EVERY 3,000 MILES OR ONCE EVERY 100 HOURS USED, PROBE TO FIND OUT THE NUMBER OF TIMES CHANGED THIS PAST YEAR.

IF RESPONDENT SAYS MORE THAN 12 OIL CHANGES, ENTER "12."

_______

CATI system range limit should be 1-12, 98, or 99.

SE0210. How did you usually dispose of the used oil?

(DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Took to an oil recycling collection center, gas or service station
    2. Poured down a drain outdoors (storm drain, backyard drain)
    3. Poured down a drain indoors (workshop drain, sink, garbage disposal)
    4. Put in with the garbage/trash
    5. Poured it on the ground
    6. Released it in the water
    7. Other - Specify _________________

If SE0210=1, skip to next section.

SE0215. What was the main reason you did not take the used oil to a recycling collection center? (DO NOT READ LIST)(RECORD ONLY ONE)

    1. Never heard of recycling used oil
    2. No recycling center in my town/area
    3. Dont know where a recycling center is
    4. Recycling location not convenient
    5. Recycling hours not convenient
    6. Recycling center charges to dispose of used oil
    7. Other - Specify ________________

Section M - Operating Administration Modal Questions

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

MNH0500. My first group of questions is 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 M0061)

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

M0061. My next group of questions is 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, 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

DO552. 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.

    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