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1 Atlanta / Beaumont / Lufkin / Paris / Tyler Region 1 Houston 2 Dallas 3 Fort Worth 4 San Antonio 5 Austin 6 Laredo / Pharr 7 Corpus Christi / Yoakum 8 Bryan / Waco 9 Atlanta / Beaumont / Lufkin / Paris / Tyler 10 Amarillo / Childress / Lubbock / Wichita Falls 11 Abilene /Brownwood / Odessa / San Angelo 12 El Paso 4 9 How was the survey taken? Internet 3% Mail 36% Phone 61% What is your primary means of transportation? Do you own or lease a personal vehicle? Public transportation 3% Bicycle 2% Walking 2% Other 3% Yes 89% No Have you used public transportation to make at least one trip in the last 30 days? Personal auto or motorcycle 90% No 85% Average number of miles driven in your personal vehicle during the past 12 months: Yes 15% 14,449 1

2 On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate congestion in your community? Not bad at all Extremely bad 5.67 Do you ever experience congestion while traveling in your region? Have you changed work hours or telecommuted to avoid congestion? Yes 66% No 34% Yes 15% N/A 2% No 83% Other than for recreation, have you used a bicycle to make at least one trip in the last 30 days? Other than for recreation, have you walked to make at least one trip in the last 30 days? Yes 6% No 94% Yes No 76% Have you purchased a more fuel-efficient vehicle? Have you carpooled to work? Yes 14% N/A 3% No 83% Yes 23% N/A 3% No 74% 2

3 Have you made a residential choice based on congestion? Have you made an effort to travel less because of fuel prices? Yes 15% N/A 3% No 82% Yes 65% N/A 2% No 33% Have you used a smart phone application for navigation or route guidance? Have you used a global positioning system (GPS) device (not including a smart phone)? Yes 41% No 59% Yes 34% No 66% Do you watch local TV newscasts for traffic reports? Have you visited a website that has access to live traffic cameras? Yes 36% No 64% Yes No 90% Do you listen to local radio news for traffic reports? Yes 30% No 70% 3

4 Do you use all news sources to help manage congestion? Do you use all five congestion reduction strategies to help manage congestion? Yes 4% No 96% Yes 2% No 98% Congestion in my region is caused by the influx of people wanting to live or work here. 9% 12% 12% 23% 31% Congestion in my region is caused by deteriorating infrastructure. 14% 16% Congestion in my region is caused by an under investment in public transportation. 16% 18% 14% 19% 22% 4

5 Congestion in my region is caused by an under investment in roads. 9% 14% 23% Congestion is a by-product of economic prosperity. 8% 18% 30% 30 Congestion in my region affects the price of goods and services. 12% 12% 15% 29% 30 I would use my bicycle or walk more if I felt safer doing so. 7% 14% 19% 20% 23% 5

6 On a scale from 0 to 10, who do you believe should have the most influence over transportation policy in Texas? LEAST INFLUENCE MOST INFLUENCE Auto drivers Transit riders Bicyclists Pedestrians Freight shippers Environmental groups Chambers of commerce Private corporations Elected political officials Neighborhood associations City/municipal government County government State department of transportation Public transportation reduces congestion in my region. 15% 18% 16% 27% 30 Public transportation is available to me in my region. 7% 18% 38%

7 Taking public transportation is convenient in my region. 12% 12% 9% 47% Bicycling reduces congestion in my region. 15% 14% 8% 36% Walking reduces congestion in my region. 15% 36% I have travel options other than a personal vehicle. 39%

8 In general, highways are barriers that prevent or discourage me from riding my bicycle or walking to my destinations. 15% 15% 23% On a scale from 0 to 10, how strongly do you support or oppose the following possible solutions to Texas transportation challenges? OPPOSE SUPPORT Encouraging private corporations to invest in transportation 5.68 Building more toll roads 2.62 Encouraging high-density development around public transportation stations Providing more carpool lanes Telecommuting or working flexible hours Additional public transportation service Carpooling Encouraging the use of non-personal auto modes of transportation (walk, bicycle, public transportation, etc.) Dedicating more money to maintaining the current system Adding more lanes to state-maintained roads Investing more in the shipment of goods and services Investing more in connecting rural communities to urban areas Encouraging shippers to change the travel patterns they use to deliver goods Timing traffic signals more effectively 8.07 Doing a better job of managing accidents and/or clearing automobile wrecks

9 On a scale from 0 to 10, how strongly do you oppose or support these potential ways to fund transportation in Texas? OPPOSE SUPPORT Increasing the state fuel tax by five cents per gallon 2.67 Increasing the state fuel tax by ten cents per gallon 1.86 Dedicating state sales tax on vehicles to transportation 5.56 Linking the state fuel tax to the average yearly inflation rate 3.16 Replace the state fuel tax with a 6.25% state sales tax on fuel 2.78 Replace the state fuel tax with a user fee of 1-cent per mile driven 2.17 Increase vehicle registration fees from $65 per year to $75 per year 3.41 Increase vehicle registration fees from $65 per year to $115 per year 1.19 Do you believe there is a need to increase transportation funding in the State of Texas? Is the fuel tax a flat tax or a sales tax? Yes 63% N/A 23% No 14% Flat Tax 49% N/A 6% Sales Tax 45% 9

10 I support investing more public tax dollars in public transportation, because it helps reduce congestion in my region. 8% 27% 22% 19% 30 I support investing more public tax dollars in public transportation across the state. 6% 25% 28% 30 I support investing more public tax dollars in public transportation in my region. 7% 23% 25% I support investing more public tax dollars in infrastructure that makes bicycling in my region easier. 10

11 I support investing more public tax dollars in infrastructure that makes walking in my region easier. 22% 20% Which of these expectations of any new transportation funding plan do you support? OPPOSE SUPPORT Including a guarantee that 100% of all revenues are spent on transportation projects 7.62 Assuring a predictable long-term solution 7.69 Linking to inflation 4.95 Being paid by system users 6.09 Being independent of fuel source 5.77 Reducing dependency on foreign oil 7.95 Promoting clean energy 7.12 Encouraging business and commerce in Texas 7.82 Capitalizing on the current energy boom

12 On a scale from 0 to 10, how strongly do you agree with the following statements? DISAGREE AGREE Transportation agencies provide good customer service Transportation agencies work efficiently to complete projects Transportation agencies understand my expectations of the transportation system Transportation agencies maintain a safe system Transportation agencies do a good job of maintaining financial transparency Transportation agencies should seek partnerships with private corporations when they can help find solutions to transportation issues 6.51 Transportation agencies do the best job they can with the budget they have Transportation agencies are innovative in finding solutions to transportation issues Transportation agencies do a good job connecting my community to others On a scale from 0 to 10, how strongly do you agree with the following statements? DISAGREE AGREE Transportation issues in my region are similar to those in other regions of the same size Transportation issues Texans face are similar to those faced by residents of other states Disagreement between political parties is an obstacle in identifying a solution to transportation problems in my region Local elected officials understand my expectations of the transportation system The state legislators from my region understand my expectations of the transportation system Local government should take a more significant role in addressing transportation issues in my region State government should take a more significant role in addressing transportation issues in my region Federal government should take a more significant role in addressing transportation issues in my region

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