Project: Mackay and Regions Travel Survey 2010-11

Client: Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads

Description: Following the completion of the South-East Queensland Travel Surveys in 2003-04, 2006-08 and 2009 for Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads decided to extend the surveys into regional areas of the state from 2010 onwards. TUTI (in association with I-view Pty Ltd) was  appointed by the Department to design and conduct the Queensland Regional Travel Surveys beginning in 2010. In May-June 2011, the MARTS11 surveys was conducted in the Mackay region with a a target of 2000 responding households.

The format of the THATS1011 surveys is very similar to that adopted for the SEQTS surveys (to enable ease of comparison), and is based on the use of a self-completion activity/travel diary for 1 day, supported by personal delivery and pickup of the questionnaires.  The THATS1011 surveys use the Speedit program (Survey Program for Entering and Editing Data Involving Travel), which had been used in recent surveys in Queensland, Melbourne and New Zealand. They also used the HotSpot (Household Travel Survey Program for Operational Techniques) program which controls the logistics of the survey.

Publications: TUTI (2011). Survey Procedures and Documentation v1.0, Mackay 2011. The Urban Transport Institute, Victoria, September 2011.

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