About the Study
This study is sponsored by members of the Oregon Modeling Statewide Collaborative (OMSC) listed below:
OMSC Funding Partners:
- Oregon Department of Transportation
- Portland Metro
- Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments
- Lane Council of Governments
- Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Middle Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Albany Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Federal Highway Administration
Other OMSC partners:
- Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council
- Oregon Health Authority
- Oregon Housing and Community Services
- PacTrans Consortium
- Portland State University
We need to understand how, when, where, and why people in Oregon travel. We’re asking you to log your travel to help us understand transportation patterns in your community. By participating you can help us plan for future transportation improvements in your community. Your travel information is key to ensuring that decisionmakers thoughtfully consider where and when to fund transportation projects of all types across the entire state.
Most participants in the study will be drawn from a list of residential addresses randomly selected from US Postal Service data to ensure participation from across Oregon. Households of all ages, sizes, incomes, and geographic locations across the state are invited to participate in this study.
Your participation ensures households like yours are represented in city, county, and state transportation plans. Your participation can help us better understand your travel habits and choices, which will inform how we plan for improvements to transportation in your community over the next 10 years.
Invited households were selected at random across Oregon to ensure accurate representation of travel patterns.
The study is for all invited households that live in Oregon.
The study is funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon’s eight Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Portland Metro, Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments, Lane Council of Governments, Rogue Valley MPO, Bend MPO, Middle Rogue MPO, Corvallis MPO, and Albany MPO.
A group of transportation-oriented agencies, working together through the Oregon Modeling Statewide Collaborative (OMSC) is responsible for this study. The Collaborative helps develop analysis tools for all kinds of long-term transportation and land use planning and investment in Oregon. These are required to meet state and federal mandates. More information on The Collaborative can be found online at https://www.oregonmodels.org/about.
For more information about the Oregon Travel Study, please see the study website: https://oregontravelstudy.com/about/.
For additional questions, please contact a local sponsor representative:
- ODOT – Becky Knudson: rebecca.a.knudson@odot.Oregon.gov , 503-509-5559
- Portland Metro – Joe Broach: firstname.lastname@example.org , 503-797-1773
- Salem-Keizer MPO – Ray Jackson: email@example.com , 503-540-1607
- Eugene-Springfield MPO – Kelly Clarke: firstname.lastname@example.org , 541-682-4026
- Rogue Valley MPO – Karl Welzenbach: email@example.com , 541-423-1360
- Bend MPO – Tyler Deke: firstname.lastname@example.org , 541-693-2113
- Middle Rogue MPO – Karl Welzenbach: email@example.com , 541-423-1360
- Corvallis MPO – Nick Meltzer: firstname.lastname@example.org , 541-758-1911
- Albany MPO – Nick Meltzer: email@example.com , 541-758-1911
Completing the Study
It takes about 10 minutes to sign up for the study. Once you sign up, we’ll give you instructions for logging your travel and completing the study. Households that log their travel for seven days in the smartphone app, rMove, will spend about 5-10 minutes each day reporting their travel. Households that log their travel online or over the phone will spend about 10 minutes per household member.
The study will ask questions about your household’s demographics, frequent travel locations, travel modes (e.g., walk, bike, drive or transit), and how far and how often you travel. The study will also assign you to a specific travel day or period, during which we’ll ask about the trips you make and activities that replace your need to travel (e.g., food and package deliveries, teleworking, caring for children at home).
We are committed to serving all people of Oregon equitably. We know that many in our communities are underserved by our existing transportation system, and we are working to ensure this study collects travel data from all people of Oregon equitably. We want to understand the day-to-day travel experience of all residents. This study has taken the following steps to address equity in this study:
- Study design: The questions and invitation materials were refined with feedback from focus groups and online bulletin boards.
- Study accessibility: Multiple participation options, including by rMove app, by web, or by phone enable people of Oregon to participate in the way that works for them. Additionally, the study is available by app in English or Spanish, or in Chinese, Russian, or Vietnamese through the call center.
- Invitation Methods: Households across Oregon will be invited randomly so that all kinds of households will participate.
- Outreach and Community Engagement: We are partnering with community-based organizations throughout Oregon to ensure that everyone is represented in the study.
Any amount of travel information (even if you don’t make any trips) will help us improve our city, county and statewide transportation plans. Don’t forget that short trips — like walking your dog —count, too.
That’s no problem – we still encourage you to participate. We’ll also ask about your typical travel habits, how your travel has changed over the past year, and how you think you’ll travel in the future.
After you download rMove and sign up, rMove will log your trips for one week while you go about your daily life. Each day you’ll be asked to answer questions about your travel habits as well as questions about each trip you make.