The Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) is a confidential and voluntary travel survey that tells us how, why and where residents of the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) area of Ontario travel. It is anticipated that about 150,000 households in the GGH area will participate in the survey by telephone interview or online - forming a 5% random sampling. Survey participants are asked to provide travel information for each household member. The information that is collected helps the Province, regional and local governments and transit agencies to plan for transportation and make investment decisions. The TTS survey will be carried out over two survey seasons: Fall 2011 and Fall 2012. Information regarding the survey will be compiled and available to organizations that fund the survey by late 2013.
The first TTS survey was conducted in 1986 and since then a TTS survey has been taken every five years. It is the largest and most comprehensive travel survey of its kind in Canada.
The 2011 TTS is being funded by 23 government organizations including the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), Metrolinx/GO Transit, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and 20 municipalities across the GGH area. MTO is the largest funding agency and coordinates the funding partners. The University of Toronto’s Data Management Group is managing the 2011 TTS survey on behalf of MTO and the funding partners.
In late August, pre-interview letters will be mailed to the randomly selected households with details on the purpose of the survey and the information to be collected. Participants will have the option of participating in the survey by phone or online.
Value of Travel Data
The information collected in the Transportation Tomorrow Survey is fundamental to understanding the choices, purposes, and daily origins and destinations of travellers in the GGH area. This understanding of trip patterns is critical for modellers and planners to forecast needs for transportation infrastructure and services to meet the future growth of GGH area communities, and to support the economy of the entire province.
For further information go to the TTS Website.