Priorities for Transit

The greater Charlottesville area is thinking about transit and how it can serve our region better. The Regional Transit Vision will guide investments in transit for the next 10-20 years.

This survey is for everyone who lives, works, or visits this region. Even if you are not a current transit rider, better transit service in the future might make transit a better option for you, your family, your colleagues, or neighbors. Your answers will help guide the priorities for better transit in the region.

This survey will likely take less than 10 minutes of your time. 

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* 1. How could better transit service improve your life? Check any or all options that apply.

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* 2. Below are some statements about the benefits of transit service. Please rate how important each of the following transit benefits are to you.

  Very important Somewhat important Less important Not at all important
Encouraging people to use cars less often
Allowing people to move around the region without increasing auto congestion
Helping low-income people access jobs and services
Providing transportation for people with limited physical mobility
Improving air quality and reducing environmental impacts of travel
Providing basic public transportation to everyone, regardless of where they live
Reducing transportation costs for large numbers of people
Supporting dense, walkable development and redevelopment

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* 3. Are there transit benefits that aren't listed above and that you think are especially important?

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* 4. This Regional Transit Vision will guide long term (10-20 year) investments in transit. Thinking about the long-term vision for transit, please rate how important each of the following potential goals for transit would be to the region:

  Very important Somewhat important Less important Not at all important
Enhance: Provide high quality and high frequency transit options in the busiest parts of the region
Expand: Expand the region’s transit service to more neighborhoods, towns, and places and increase basic transit connectivity
Collaborate: Improve internal and external communication with the transit agencies and with local governments to increase transit supportive land use decisions
Improve Equity: Improve transit access for people with low income, limited physical mobility, or lack of access to automobiles
Support: Enhance the region’s economy and economic well being of its residents by improving access to employment opportunities and community services

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* 5. Are there other goals for transit in this region that aren't listed above and that you think are especially important?

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* 6. If the region had additional money for transit service, please rate how important each of the following investments are to you.

  Very important Somewhat important Less important Not important at all
Higher frequency service (shorter waits between buses) on existing services
Extending service to places that don't currently have transit service
Adding more shelters, benches and other amenities to bus stops
More service at night
More service during rush hours
More service on weekends
Faster service, separated from traffic, on the busiest corridors

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* 7. What new transit investment that aren't listed above do you think are especially important, if any?

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* 8. In general, transit service can be designed two different ways:
  • To spread service out to shorten the walk to a stop. But that means longer waits.
  • Or to concentrate service to shorten waiting time. But that means longer walks to reach a stop.
Would you rather:
  • Walk farther, but have a short wait?
  • Walk a shorter distance, but wait longer?

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