The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is reaching out to people who live or work within the Nashua area to gain their input as we update the long range Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Region. The following survey questions are intended to help us understand how area residents and workers are using the transportation system and to get input into the preferences and priorities of the people we serve. The survey should take between 6 and 7 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time and assistance.

What is your current employment status? Please check the answer that best applies to you.

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* 1. What is your current employment status? Please check the answer that best applies to you.

If you are currently employed at a fixed location outside of your home, please select the location below that best describes the location of your workplace. If you are not currently employed at a fixed location outside the home, please skip to Question 5.

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* 2. If you are currently employed at a fixed location outside of your home, please select the location below that best describes the location of your workplace. If you are not currently employed at a fixed location outside the home, please skip to Question 5.

If you are currently employed at a fixed location outside of your home, what is the primary way you typically travel to work?

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* 3. If you are currently employed at a fixed location outside of your home, what is the primary way you typically travel to work?

If you are currently employed at a fixed location outside of your home but are unable to use your primary means of transportation, what is typically your second choice?

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* 4. If you are currently employed at a fixed location outside of your home but are unable to use your primary means of transportation, what is typically your second choice?

What is the primary way you typically travel to shop, run errands or travel to other non-work related destinations?

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* 5. What is the primary way you typically travel to shop, run errands or travel to other non-work related destinations?

If you are not self-employed, how frequently do you work from home (telecommute)?

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* 6. If you are not self-employed, how frequently do you work from home (telecommute)?

If you travel by car to a fixed location for employment, how frequently do you carpool?

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* 7. If you travel by car to a fixed location for employment, how frequently do you carpool?

If you own a personal automobile, do you currently have an EZPass transponder in your vehicle?

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* 8. If you own a personal automobile, do you currently have an EZPass transponder in your vehicle?

If affordable autonomous (self-driving) automobiles were to become available, how likely would you be to purchase one?

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* 9. If affordable autonomous (self-driving) automobiles were to become available, how likely would you be to purchase one?

If affordable electric automobiles were to become available, how likely would you be to purchase one?

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* 10. If affordable electric automobiles were to become available, how likely would you be to purchase one?

How frequently do you use ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft?

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* 11. How frequently do you use ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft?

If you use ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft, what are the primary purposes for which you use these services? Check all that apply.

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* 12. If you use ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft, what are the primary purposes for which you use these services? Check all that apply.

Do you frequently or occasionally walk or utilize a wheelchair or similar device on public streets or sidewalks? If yes, please indicate the primary purposes you walk below. Select as many as apply.

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* 13. Do you frequently or occasionally walk or utilize a wheelchair or similar device on public streets or sidewalks? If yes, please indicate the primary purposes you walk below. Select as many as apply.

Do you frequently or occasionally ride a bicycle? If yes, please indicate the primary purposes for which you ride a bicycle below. Select as many as apply.

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* 14. Do you frequently or occasionally ride a bicycle? If yes, please indicate the primary purposes for which you ride a bicycle below. Select as many as apply.

Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I believe that expanding and improving sidewalks, crosswalks and other pedestrian accommodations is important or very important to our transportation system."

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* 15. Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I believe that expanding and improving sidewalks, crosswalks and other pedestrian accommodations is important or very important to our transportation system."

Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I believe that expanding and improving bike lanes and other bicycle accommodations is important or very important to our transportation system."

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* 16. Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I believe that expanding and improving bike lanes and other bicycle accommodations is important or very important to our transportation system."

Do you travel into Boston for non-work related purposes? If yes, please indicate the primary reasons you travel into Boston below. Select no more than three.

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* 17. Do you travel into Boston for non-work related purposes? If yes, please indicate the primary reasons you travel into Boston below. Select no more than three.

How frequently do you take Boston Express from Exit 8 into Boston or to Logan Airport?

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* 18. How frequently do you take Boston Express from Exit 8 into Boston or to Logan Airport?

How frequently do you take MBTA Commuter Rail Service from Lowell into Boston?

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* 19. How frequently do you take MBTA Commuter Rail Service from Lowell into Boston?

If commuter rail service were provided between North Station in Boston and downtown Nashua, how likely would you be to use the service for any of the purposes indicated below? Select no more than two.

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* 20. If commuter rail service were provided between North Station in Boston and downtown Nashua, how likely would you be to use the service for any of the purposes indicated below? Select no more than two.

Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I believe that extending commuter rail from Boston to Nashua/Manchester is important or very important to our transportation system."

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* 21. Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I believe that extending commuter rail from Boston to Nashua/Manchester is important or very important to our transportation system."

What are the most significant transportation challenges facing the Nashua Region? Select no more than three.

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* 22. What are the most significant transportation challenges facing the Nashua Region? Select no more than three.

Please rate the degree to which you believe each of the areas below suffer from traffic congestion based on your travel experience with 1 being the lowest level of congestion and 5 being the highest.

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* 23. Please rate the degree to which you believe each of the areas below suffer from traffic congestion based on your travel experience with 1 being the lowest level of congestion and 5 being the highest.

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FE Everett Turnpike between Exit 8 and the Bedford Tolls
Taylor Falls Bridge (Nashua/Hudson)
Canal/Bridge Street (Nashua)
DW Highway - South Nashua
Spitbrook Road/Exit One (Nashua)
DW Highway - Merrimack
NH 101 Milford
NH 101A Amherst/Hollis/Merrimack
NH 101A - Northwest BLVD to Exit 7 (Nashua)
Amherst Street - Exit 7 to Main St. (Nashua)
Broad Street/NH 130 (Nashua)
Main Street (Nashua)
West Hollis/NH 111 (Nashua)
East Hollis/NH 111 (Nashua)
Ferry Street/NH 111 (Hudson)
NH 102 (Hudson)
Lowell Road (Hudson)
Sagamore Bridge (Nashua/Hudson)
NH 122 at NH 101A (Amherst)
NH 13 (Milford)
NH 128 (Pelham)
NH 38 (Pelham)
Many people, as they age, become limited in their ability to drive or become unable to drive at all. How concerned are you that you or a family member will be unable to get to doctor's appointments, shop for groceries or access other necessary services due to age related driving limitations?

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* 24. Many people, as they age, become limited in their ability to drive or become unable to drive at all. How concerned are you that you or a family member will be unable to get to doctor's appointments, shop for groceries or access other necessary services due to age related driving limitations?

Funding for transportation improvements is limited. Given limited funding, please indicate how important you believe each of the proposed projects below are to the region's transportation system with 1 being the the most important and 5 being the least important.

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* 25. Funding for transportation improvements is limited. Given limited funding, please indicate how important you believe each of the proposed projects below are to the region's transportation system with 1 being the the most important and 5 being the least important.

  1 2 3 4 5
Maintaining existing streets, roads and highways
Increasing capacity of the region's highways such as the FE Everett Turnpike, 101/101A, DW Highway/US 3, 111 and 130 through selective widening and other improvements
Improving traffic signal coordination
Constructing new by-pass roads or limited access highways such as the Broad Street Parkway to reduce congestion on existing roads or to access new development opportunities
Expanding sidewalks and other pedestrian accommodations
Developing additional bike lanes and bike paths
Repairing or replacing "Red List" bridges
Expanding the Nashua Transit System into other towns in the region
Expanding door to door transit service for elderly/disabled
Extending commuter rail from Boston to Nashua/Manchester
Many transportation improvements proposed for the region must be delayed or remain unfunded due to funding constraints. Similarly, limited funding can also cause required maintenance to be deferred. To address these challenges, various means of raising additional revenue have been proposed. Please indicate the degree to which you support or oppose each of the proposals for raising additional revenue listed below. 

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* 26. Many transportation improvements proposed for the region must be delayed or remain unfunded due to funding constraints. Similarly, limited funding can also cause required maintenance to be deferred. To address these challenges, various means of raising additional revenue have been proposed. Please indicate the degree to which you support or oppose each of the proposals for raising additional revenue listed below. 

  strongly support support neither support nor oppose oppose strongly oppose
Increasing the federal gasoline tax (currently at 18.4 cents per gallon) 
Increasing the state gasoline tax (currently at 22.20¢ per gallon)
Increasing NH Turnpike toll rates
Introducing new tolls on federal highways such as I-93
Introducing a new federal "mileage tax" based on actual miles driven
Introducing a new state "mileage tax" based on actual miles driven
Increasing automobile vehicle registration fees to fund local transportation priorities
Introducing a new automobile registration surcharge for electric and hybrid vehicles to compensate for reduced gas tax revenue
Increasing property taxes to support local transportation priorities
Several projects from around the region were included in the previous Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the largest of which are summarized below. Please indicate how important you believe each of the projects below are to the region's transportation system with 1 being the the most important and 5 being the least important.

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* 27. Several projects from around the region were included in the previous Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the largest of which are summarized below. Please indicate how important you believe each of the projects below are to the region's transportation system with 1 being the the most important and 5 being the least important.

  1 2 3 4 5
FE Everett Turnpike widening to three lanes - Exit 8 to Bedford Tolls
Remove FE Everett Turnpike ramp tolls at Exit 11 and reconfigure interchange (Merrimack) 
New Route 3 Exit 36 (southbound) in Tyngsborough, MA
Nashua/Manchester Commuter Rail extension to Boston
101A Widening (select locations Milford to Nashua) 
Hudson Parkway - new controlled access road connecting Lowell Road (3A) to NH 111 in Hudson
Third Merrimack River Bridge Crossing, connecting NH 102 in Hudson through Litchfield to DW Hwy in Merrimack
NH 101 Widening to four lanes - Wilton to Bedford
New full access interchange NH 101 to Perry Road Underpass (Milford)
Expanding Nashua Transit Bus Service to Milford, Merrimack and/or Hudson
What is the zip code of your current residential address?

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* 28. What is the zip code of your current residential address?

If you are currently employed, what is the zip code for your current place of employment?

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* 29. If you are currently employed, what is the zip code for your current place of employment?

Please complete the following statement: I am answering this survey primarily as a(n):

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* 30. Please complete the following statement: I am answering this survey primarily as a(n):

Do you have any other comments you wish to offer?

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* 31. Do you have any other comments you wish to offer?

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