2013 origin-destination survey - Launch of the largest travel behaviour survey
The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT), in collaboration with its partners, announces the launch of the 10th edition of the extensive Origin-Destination (OD) survey throughout he entire Greater Montréal Area.
Montréal, September 5, 2013 – The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT), in collaboration with its partners, announces the launch of the 10th edition of the extensive Origin-Destination (OD) survey throughout he entire Greater Montréal Area. The survey is a joint project of the AMT, the Association québécoise du transport intermunicipal (AQTIM), the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ), the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine (SRM), the Société de transport de Laval (STL) and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).
The OD survey will gather data from 80,000 households and help paint a detailed and accurate portrait of the movement of people, across all modes of transport, in order to adapt transportation policies and projects to the real needs of the population.
A First for the 10th Edition
The AMT and its partners will conduct the 10th edition of the survey until December 21, 2013. For the first time, the Greater Montréal population will have the opportunity to participate in the survey on the Internet using an online form by visiting www.amt.qc.ca/enquete-od. A telephone survey will also be conducted over a period of four months. Interviewers will survey selected households over the phone.
The survey targets all those aged five and over, residing in private dwellings in each of the survey territory’s municipalities. The households invited to participate in the survey are chosen at random from the 4.2 million citizens residing in the territory demarcated as follows: to the north by the Saint-Sauveur municipality; to the south by the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu municipality; to the east by the Sorel-Tracy municipality; and to the west by the Valleyfield municipality. The questions focus primarily on three elements, namely household profile, the profile of household members and travel behaviours. Respondents do not necessarily need to use public transportation to participate in the survey because the survey targets users of all modes of transport. The confidentiality and long-term protection of information collected are guaranteed.
Results Unveiled in 2015
The data collected in the framework of the OD survey will be used mainly to correctly anticipate the evolution of transportation needs. The results will enable a host of transport stakeholders to evaluate the probable impact of their projects based on an estimate of people’s future travel needs. The results of the survey will be unveiled in 2015 following an in-depth analysis of the results obtained.
Consult the Previous Surveys
The organizations behind the OD surveys are pleased to make the survey findings available to the general public. In doing so, they hope to contribute to improving the planning of the urban environment in the Greater Montréal Area. The AMT’s website contains methodological explanations as well as the summary results of the OD surveys conducted in 2008, 2003 and 1998. Documents are also available on the MTQ’s website.
Claudia Martin, Media Relations Advisor
Agence métropolitaine de transport
Tel.: 514 287-2464, ext. 4057