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Comprehensive Transportation Projects

San Diego County Transportation Study

LogoSANDAG is conducting the 2022 San Diego County Transportation Study to better understand the transportation needs of San Diego region residents. Thousands of residents in the area will receive invitations to participate in this voluntary transportation study.

Participation in the study will help answer questions about how we can improve the way people get around the region as the population grows, new travel choices emerge, and travel patterns evolve. The information collected will be vital for planning and prioritizing future transportation improvements. Resource Systems Group, Inc. (RSG), an independent research firm, is administering the survey on behalf of SANDAG. Residents are asked to participate by either using an app called rMove™ on a smartphone, online, or via a call center.

All information collected in this study will remain strictly confidential.
We are committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and security of your personal information. We take this responsibility seriously. Contact information will be kept separate from the responses and destroyed after the study is over.

For more information, please review the study privacy policy.
To get started, invited participants should download the rMove app from the Android Google Play or Apple App Store.

For more information on the 2022 San Diego Regional Transportation Study contact sandagsurveys@sandag.org.

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

To request documents in an alternate format, please call (619) 699-1900 or (619) 699-1904 (TTY), or fax (619) 699-1905.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is this study all about?
This study collects information about your daily transportation habits: How do you travel? How far do you go? How much does it cost? Our goal is to get a complete picture of regional transportation patterns to better plan for future improvements in our community.

Why should I participate?
Your participation ensures that residents like you are fully represented in our regional transportation plans. Technologies and travel behaviors are changing quickly, and we need your help now to plan for the future.

How was I selected to participate?
If you received your invitation by first-class mail, your address was selected at random from across the San Diego region. Random sampling is an important part of making sure the study represents the entire region. If you received an invitation by e-mail, then you were on a distribution list from Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) or one of the local Community Based Organizations (CBO).

Can other members of my household participate?
Yes! Other household members (who live with you in your home) are strongly encouraged to participate with the same password. Just list their names when you sign up in rMove. If they download rMove and complete the study at the same time, they also will receive a gift card!

How much time does it take to participate?
It takes three minutes to get started and about five minutes per day for approximately seven days to complete the full study. The rMove app helps to reduce the effort required to capture your travel data.

How does the rMove travel survey smartphone app work?
Once it is installed and running, rMove will record your travel. A few minutes after you stop traveling, rMove will ask you about the details of your trip. The app also will ask a few questions at the end of each day. You can answer these questions any time during the day, but please do not answer them while driving! Participants should keep their phones with them any time they travel.

How is my personal privacy protected?
We are committed to your privacy and we take it very seriously. For more information, please review the study privacy policy.

What if I don’t have a smartphone?
That is okay! You can participate on the website or by calling the call center number listed on the invitation.

What do I get for participating?
If you complete all trip surveys and daily surveys during the survey period, you will receive a gift card (based upon the participant's selection when they download the app) about three weeks later. Your participation also will ensure that residents like yourself are fully represented in our regional transportation plans.

What if I don’t travel much?
No matter how much or little you travel, information about your transportation habits will help improve regional transportation planning. Remember to include short trips you made by walking, biking, or using any other mode of travel, even if you don't drive.

What if my transportation habits during the survey aren’t my “typical” habits?
That’s no problem - we still encourage you to participate. We’ll also ask how you typically travel.

Who is sponsoring this survey?
This survey is sponsored by SANDAG, with additional support from Caltrans.

Project Manager

Grace Miño, Senior Research Analyst
Phone: (619) 699-6913, Email: grace.mino@sandag.org

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or pio@sandag.org.