The HRTPO continues to receive input from military commuters since releasing a public transportation survey on November 8, 2011. As of January 26, 2012, approximately 9,180 survey responses have been received.
The HRTPO is collecting information about the commuting experience of military personnel (active-duty, civilians, contractors, reservists and others) traveling to/from the region’s military bases. The survey was developed by the HRTPO, in concert with the Commands from the region’s military installations and various transportation stakeholders. It is designed to identify and determine the challenges local military personnel and military-related commuters routinely face during their daily commutes.
The survey will remain open to local military commuters until February 20, 2012. The survey results will be summarized and reported to the HRTPO board, local transit agencies, local governments, VDOT, and military officials in an effort to improve military travel in our region.