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2010 - 2011 Regional On-board Transit Survey

SEMCOG and its partners completed the 2010-2011 Regional On-Board Transit Survey in December 2011. With 18,500 respondents (approximately 8.5 percent of the region's transit ridership), The survey evaluated the travel patterns and demographics of riders living in the region and riding at various times of day on the region's seven transit operators:

Along with informing transportation plans at SEMCOG, other planning agencies and local governments throughout the Southeast Michigan region, having extensive and recent data will make the region more competitive for federal transit funding when it becomes available. Some of the information obtained includes origin, destination, demographics (including vehicle availability and household income), access and egress modes and public transit use.

Riders were surveyed using a survey form format with their responses . A database integrating ArcGIS and Microsoft Access was developed to display data by selected categories (route, time-of-day, etc.) and by output type (queries, tables, etc.). Documents related to the survey include:


For further information on the Regional On-board Transit Survey please contact us via e-mail or call 313-961-4266.