FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


For questions about the study:

What is this study all about?

We want to hear how you get around: How do you travel? How far do you go? How much does it cost? Our goal is to get a complete picture of transportation patterns to better plan for future improvements in your community.

Why should I participate

Your participation ensures that households like yours are represented in our regional transportation plans.

How was I selected to participate?

If you received a mailer, your household was selected at random from the Tampa Bay region to participate. The survey is open to anyone living or working in the region, so you may also be invited by email, local advertisements, by your employer or university, or at events.

What do I get for participating?

After the study is completed, you will be entered into a raffle for a $250 gift card and other prizes (special promotions / other prizes may be awarded for participation through certain events or distribution lists – please check your invitation to confirm the prizes for your invitation).

How much time does it take to participate?

It takes 5-15 minutes to begin and determine your next steps. Completing the study on a smartphone will take about 5 minutes per day for 5 days. Completing the study online or by phone will take about 10 minutes after your assigned travel day.

I was asked to use the study smartphone app (rMove™). How does it work?

rMove collects travel and trip information from invited participants. Participants who use rMove should keep their phones with them any time they travel during their study period.

What if I don’t travel much?

Any amount of travel (including no travel) will help us improve regional transportation planning. Don’t forget that short trips, such as walking the dog, count too.

What if my transportation habits during the study aren’t my “typical” habits?

That’s no problem - we still encourage you to participate. We’ll also ask how you typically travel.

How is my personal privacy protected?

We are committed to your privacy and we take it very seriously. Click here to view the full privacy policy for this study.

Who is sponsoring this study?

This study is sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, in partnership with the transportation planning agencies in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.