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Old Colony Planning Council, the regional planning agency for Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Hanover, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman, is in the process of updating the Regional Transportation Plan.

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) helps to determine how federal and state funding will be spent on transportation infrastructure and services in the next 20 years. This survey will solicit community initiatives including mobility needs, quality-of-life and environmental issues.

By filling out this survey, you are making a statement about your community's needs. It will take you about 10 minutes to complete this survey.

Thank you for your participation and interest in your community – we look forward to your comments.

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* 1. Mobility Needs
Please prioritize the mobility needs that apply to your community or to your frequent travel routes.

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority No Opinion
More sidewalks in your community
Widened roadways
Public transit frequency(commuter rail and/or local bus system)
Increasing public transit destinations
Improving the reliability of existing public transportation
Transportation infrastructure more disabled accessible
Increaser number of terminals and stations with park and ride lots, bicycle and pedestrian amenities
Bicycle lanes and bicycle amenities
Developing more recreational trails and parks
More available information on carpool/rideshare programs
Increasing the number of lanes on congested roadways
More dedicated lanes for vehicles transporting more than one passenger
Improving intersection designs for better mobility/safety
Establishment of bicycle share system
Other needs (please specify below)

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* 2. Local Congestion
Please list the top three areas or intersections within your community or during your commute to work that have the worst congestion problems. Please indicate the community.

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* 3. Safety Needs
Please prioritize the safety needs you think apply within your community or to your commute to work.

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority No Opinion
Provide adequate signage
Improve roadway conditions and intersection designs
Reduced vehicular speed
Improve pedestrian conditions
Improve bicycle conditions
Improve disabled accessibility to transportation facilities
Improve general security
Increase emergency response and evacuation signage
Other (please specify below)

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* 4. Land Use Policies
Please prioritize the following land use policies that could apply to the transportation network in our region.

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority No Opinion
Encourage mixing of uses (business and residential together) in town centers to make communities more vibrant
Propose land preservation
Support housing and businesses to be located around transit stations or terminals (Transit Oriented Development)
Provide incentives to new businesses for reusing existing infrastructure facilities located in town centers
Include alternative transportation options (bus, train, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations) in any new developments

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* 5. Environmental Impact and Climate Change
Please prioritize the following environmental impact solutions that could apply to the transportation network in our region.

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority No Opinion
Utilize innovative technologies and recycling materials for any new transportation infrastructure
Increase alternative transportation options other than single occupancy vehicles (example: bike, bus, train and carpool)
Improve drainage system to avoid future flooding issues
Encourage land use policies such as Transit Oriented Development (TOD), mixed used and land preservation
Propose Vehicular Mile Tax (VMT)to reduce number of single occupancy vehicles on the road and encourage alternative modes of transportation

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* 6. Funding and financial sustainability
Transportation funding varies in every region. Depending upon the type of grant and priority, some federal grant programs cover 100% of costs while other grants cover 80% and non-federal sources pay the other 20%. We would like to know what your priority would be.

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority No Opinion
Support transit projects (bus and train services)
Support projects that improve bicycle and pedestrian amenities
Support projects that focus in preventative maintenance and system preservation
Support projects that will ease my long distance roadway travel
Support transportation projects that will make my community more accessible and attractive for residents and businesses

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* 7. Criteria for Evaluation
There are many factors to consider when reviewing new Projects and Programs for the LRTP. Please prioritize the following criteria factors.

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority No Opinion
How a project will impact the average travel time to your final destination
Compatibility with the long range transportation planning goals
How the project will affect my neighborhood
Encourage alternative transportation mode choices other than single occupancy vehicles
Accessibility and/ or congestion relief
Cost effectiveness
Environmental concerns and climate change
Improve quality of life and livability

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* 8. Transportation Projects
The following list of transportation improvements were identified as high priority in the OCPC region. Please help us prioritize these projects.

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority No Opinion
Downtown traffic flow improvements
Variable message signs (for alerting area motorists about traffic conditions)
Live traffic reports (via radio, internet etc.) for area roads & bridges
Bicycle accommodations (e.g. bike lanes, wider shoulders, “share the road” program)
Pedestrian accommodation (e.g. more sidewalks or wider sidewalks)
Route 3 and route 24 added capacity (widening)
MBTA Commuter Rail, and MassDOT Park and Ride Expansion
Expansion of MBTA Commuter Rail Service
Expansion of local bus service 
Intersection Improvements ( e.g.: signalization, bicycle accommodations, pedestrian accommodation, etc...)

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* 9. Transportation Priorities
The LRTP includes fundamental objectives for the region. What are top transportation priorities that you would like addressed in the future?

  High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority No Opinion
Maintain roads, bridges, and transit
Increase roadway capacity (widening/new roads/new lanes)
Address rail + truck freight movement enhancement for local businesses
Improve intersection safety
Improve/Expand public transportation (bus, air, rail, and/ or water transportation)
Address the needs of the aging driver (improve signage, delineation, and lighting)
“Intelligent Transportation Systems” (e.g., traffic reports via radio, internet, roadside messages)
Preserve/restore “Local Character” (do not ‘improve’ scenic roads)
Make safety improvements
Develop bicycle and pedestrian facilities
Purchase more open space to reduce future potential congestion
Limit development/impose land use controls to reduce future potential congestion by grouping destinations
Other

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* 10. Do you use ride hail apps (e.g. Uber, Lyft, etc...)

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* 11. If you do use a ride hail app, which do you use?

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* 12. If you use ride hail apps, why do you use them?

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* 13. How did you find out about our survey? Please check more than one if necessary.

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