PITTSBURGH, PA (September 10, 2018) The Make My Trip Count regional commuter survey launches today, as part of Pittsburgh’s effort to capture residents’ changing transportation choices. The survey on MakeMyTripcount.org takes 5 to 10 minutes, and the results will inform critical transportation and infrastructure decisions throughout Western Pennsylvania.
“Planning is at the core of what we do to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our residents – both current ones and future ones. Through the Make My Trip Count survey, we learn about the wants and desires of commuters when it comes to transportation,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Our region has always worked proactively to improve our system and operations by developing a plan. The results of the survey will help lay the foundation for future steps.”
Created by Green Building Alliance in partnership with the region’s major transportation partners Make My Trip Count (MMTC) measures traditional transit modes like personal vehicles, light rail, and buses, in addition to ridesharing (such as Uber and Lyft), electric vehicles, and bike share users. In the survey’s 2015 release, more than 20,000 people shared when, from where, how often, and by what modes of transportation they traveled to work.
“The Make My Trip Count survey has deepened our understanding of how people move throughout the city,” said City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. “With clear actionable data, we’ve been able to address Pittsburghers’ real transportation needs as we continue to support the city’s economic transformation.”
Regional transportation projects like the Bus Rapid Transit expansion and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s long-range strategic plan have already used MMTC responses to guide their designs, and respondents have the opportunity to directly influence policies affecting their daily lives. “The survey asks every resident to share their commuter experience,” explains Executive Director of Green Building Alliance Jenna Cramer. “We can only create a healthier and more vibrant city if we understand how all Pittsburghers access economic opportunity.”
The survey is accepting responses from September 10, 2018 – October 12, 2018.
ABOUT MAKE MY TRIP COUNT: Make My Trip Count is a strategic study of Pittsburgh’s commuting patterns. The survey is managed by Green Building Alliance in collaboration with the Allegheny Conference, Allegheny County, Bike Pittsburgh, the City of Pittsburgh, Duquesne Light, EMC Research, Healthy Ride, Innovate PGH, Oakland Transportation Management Association, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Parking Authority, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and Sustainable Pittsburgh. Make My Trip Count is supported by the Hillman Foundation, Duquesne Light, and the Microsoft Corporation.
ABOUT GREEN BUILDING ALLIANCE: Green Building Alliance (GBA) advances innovation in the built environment by empowering people to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places. Founded in 1993, GBA is an independent nonprofit organization and one of the oldest regional green building organizations in the United States. GBA proudly serves Pittsburgh and the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania, with stakeholders across the Mid-Atlantic, United States, and the world.
Contact: Natalie Stewart | Communications Director at Green Building Alliance | firstname.lastname@example.org | (412) 773-6014
Image courtesy of Flick user Rashaad Jorden.