Some Connecticut residents will find a survey from the state Department of Transportation in their mailbox, which is being used to gather data to make improvements throughout the state.
Many said they are not upset about the survey, but the fact that people are receiving a gift card for completing it.
To participate in the survey, people are asked to click here or by calling 1-844-872-2562.
After entering the survey, people are asked to track their trips on April 6. Basically, they would log each time they leave their household and the details of the trip.
Finally, people would then log that information on the website or by calling the toll-free number.
Anyone who completes the survey will receive a $10 Visa gift card.
The survey is to “better plan and prioritize future transportation improvements,” the DOT said. The survey is being funded primarily by federal money.
A transportation survey of this sort has not been done in more than 20 years. The DOT said it's important to understand people's travel habits especially with tens of millions of dollars worth of projects in the work.
"We want to make sure we're spending money wisely," DOT Chief of Planning Tom Maziarz said. "Being better informed is going to let us come up with better designs that are more cost effective and scaled appropriately to what demand will be."
The DOT said it'll have to send out 150,000 of these surveys hopes of getting 7,500 returned. The DOT added the people selected for the survey were selected at random.
The survey will run for two months.
The goal is to get a good cross section of drivers to help determine people's driving patterns and habits.
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