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2008 MTA NYC Travel Survey Summary of Selected Results June 22, 2009.

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1 2008 MTA NYC Travel Survey Summary of Selected Results June 22, 2009

2 MTA NYC Travel Survey Why Survey? How We Surveyed Examples of What We Learned Next Steps

3 3 Why Survey? Inform service and capital planning Identify emerging markets Inform corridor evaluation for capital projects Inform Title VI geographic analysis Understand travel behavior of customers and non-customers Better understand travel subsidies Gain insight into major origin and destination pairs Cues and clues Update Travel Forecasting Models Essential to identify longer range travel needs Maintain federal funding eligibility

4 4 How We Surveyed Telephone-based; Land Lines and Cell Phones Over 16,000 NYC residents aged 18+; 13,500 randomly selected households All households contacted by mail Land line interviews Cell phone interviews All travel and modes in the previous 24 hours Travel confirmation MetroCard serial # records Electronic geocoding Federally funded, total cost = $2,000,000

5 5 How We Surveyed Joint effort among MTA Planning, NYC Transit, and MTA Bus Part of an expanding System of Surveys for the entire region. Others include: MTA Bridges & Tunnels O&D: 2004 MNR & NJ Transit West of Hudson O&D: 2005 LIRR O&D: 2006 MNR East of Hudson O&D: 2007

6 6 Trip Destinations by Borough All Days, All Purposes, All Modes Manhattan Bronx Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Overall, trips generated in each borough remain in that borough Destination Manhattan Bronx Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Other

7 7 Trip Destinations by Borough Manhattan Bronx Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Weekday work trips tend to be more Manhattan-centric Destination Manhattan Bronx Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Other Weekday, Work Trips, All Modes

8 8 Trips to Manhattan Destinations All Modes, Weekdays Only, Non-Manhattan Origins Trips to Manhattan increase significantly when looking at the following four types of trip markets 36% 68% 71% 53% 36% 17% 39% 17% 39% 61% 17% 39% 61% 64%

9 9 Nearly two-thirds of all weekday trips are not for work purposes Weekday transit-only trips are evenly split between work and other purpose trips Work is the predominant purpose for all trips between 6 and 10 AM on weekdays Trip Purposes Weekdays, by Mode & Time of Day School purpose trips are made by NYC residents aged 18+ and include students in post secondary schools.

10 10 Trips to Outside of NYC - Reverse Commuters Weekdays, Work Trips, All Modes, 6-10 AM Overall, 94% of weekday trips between 6-10 AM trips stayed within NYC, 6% leave NYC Of the 6%, Queens is the predominant generator Bronx: 19% Brooklyn: 4% Queens: 53% Staten Island: 4% Manhattan: 20%

11 11 Travel Subsidies by Mode Usual Mode to Work, Select Modes More than one third who drove to work receive some type of subsidy For those who drive to work, free parking is the predominant subsidy type About one-third of subway or bus users receive some type of subsidy For those who take subway or bus to work, a pre-tax transportation account is the most popular type of subsidy type

12 12 Auto & Transit Trip Destinations Weekdays, Work Trips, 6-10 AM # of Auto Trip Destinations, up to 10,000 trips 5,000 trips 1,000 trips # of Transit Trip Destinations, up to 30,000 trips 10,000 trips 5,000 trips

13 13 Queens Blvd. Line (E,F,R,V) Trip Origins Weekdays, All Trips, All Times Boardings 57% from Queens 43% from Elsewhere Destinations 62% Queens 33% Manhattan 5% Other Boroughs Queens Origin Other Origin 1 dot = 200 trips

14 14 Brooklyn (2,3,4, 5) Line Trip Origins Weekdays, All Trips, All Times Brooklyn Origin Other Origin 1 dot = 200 trips Boardings 60% from Brooklyn 40% from Elsewhere Destinations 64% Brooklyn 30% Manhattan 6% Other Boroughs

15 15 Next Steps Inform planning to address overcrowded corridors Update travel forecasting models to maintain federal funding eligibility Database mining by MTA Planning and agencies


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