Bi-State Regional Commission conducted a survey of more than 1,700 households in the Quad Cities from September 2013 to January 2014. There were 4,100 people and 3,523 vehicles participating in the survey. This represented over 13,803 trips in the sample. Fifty-eight percent of the households reported crossing the Mississippi River at least once per week.
The survey results will help transportation planners in our metro area better understand how people travel and why. The results will be used by planners and local officials to identify current travel choices and their effect on our transportation system. The data will also help improve regional mobility.
ETC Institute was hired by Bi-State Regional Commission to conduct the survey. The information provided by Quad Citians will be kept confidential and used only for statistical purposes as part of the Long Range Transportation Plan update. This effort has been funded through an Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP) grant of $300,000.
Bi-State's Quad Cities Transportation Policy and Technical Committees oversee Long Range Transportation Plan preparation. These committees are made up of local elected officials and technical staff. In the next three years, they will work with Bi-State staff to prepare a full draft update by early 2016. The update will include transportation goals and collection of existing and proposed transportation system recommendations. Additional public input is planned in spring 2014 and prior to the adoption of the plan in spring 2016. To review the existing 2040 long range transportation plan, go to 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan