TOD Survey

DART Red and Blue Lines Transit-Oriented Development Residential and Employment Survey

The goal of this survey is to get a general sense of travel behavior, demographics, and location choice preferences of those living, working, or owning a business near DART Red Line and Blue Line rail stations. Your participation will help inform local government decision making on transportation and urban development.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and our planning partners, the Cities of Dallas, Garland, Plano and Richardson as well as Dallas Area Rapid Transit, want to use this survey to better understand real-world needs and guide future decisions about transit-oriented development (TOD).

Survey responses will remain strictly confidential. This survey is being conducted by National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) on behalf of NCTCOG. The results of the survey will be summarized into a report available on this website at late 2019/ early 2020.

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1.         Why am I being asked to take this survey?
              The survey is focused on those who live or work or represent a business located approximately within a one-mile radius 
               of the 28 DART rail stations in our study.  This survey is needed to better understand travel behavior, demographics, and
               location choice preferences of those within the study area described above. Your participation will help inform local
               government decision making on transportation and urban development.
2.          If I don't use public transit, should I still take the survey?

             Yes! We want to hear from everyone regardless of how they travel.

3.         How do I take the survey?

             You will be randomly selected from addresses near the rail stations and mailed an invitation to participate either online or
              by completing the paper form mailed to you. Or if you work near a rail station your employer may send the survey to you.

4.          How long do I have to complete the survey?

              The expected end of collecting responses is August 2019.