Tell us how you get around

Your answers will help improve transportation in the Puget Sound region.


Thank you for your interest in participating. The Puget Sound Regional Travel Study is currently not accepting responses.


We want to hear about your daily travel habits: Why do you travel? How do you travel? How far do you go?

This information is vital for regional and local planning agencies to understand the impact of growth, development, and other changes on our transportation system. Reliable travel options contribute to the region's quality of life, and this study – which builds on the studies previously conducted in 2017 and 2019 – will help agencies prioritize transportation improvements to best fit the region's needs.

The 2021 Puget Sound Regional Travel Study region includes all of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. The region includes 82 cities and towns, with a total population of over 4 million people. By 2050, the central Puget Sound region is expected to grow by 1.8 million people. This rise in population and expected job growth could lead to a 35% increase in regional travel demand. Planners in the region are rising to the challenge to accommodate the growing demand for travel while addressing resident and environmental concerns and providing flexibility for future changes.

We want to hear from you even if your typical travel
has changed due to COVID-19.

For more information, please visit our frequently asked questions or contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Study

What is this study all about?

We want to hear about your daily transportation habits. Why do you travel? How do you travel? How far do you go? How much does it cost? Our goal is to get a complete picture of transportation patterns to better plan for future improvements in our community.

Why should I participate?

Your participation ensures that households like yours are fully represented in our regional transportation plans. (The gift card at the end helps too!)

How was I selected to participate?

Invited households were selected at random from the Puget Sound region.

Who is sponsoring this study?

This study is sponsored by the Puget Sound Regional Council. The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is the regional planning organization responsible for transportation, economic development, and land use planning within King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. PSRC also assembles data used by planners in the region. For more info, visit

Completing the Study

How much time does it take to participate?

It takes about 15 minutes to complete the household info survey, which asks questions about your household and the vehicles you use. Then, keep track of the trips you make on your assigned travel day. The travel diary survey will become available the day after your travel day and will take about 5 minutes per person in your household.

What do I get for participating?

You will receive a gift card once all members of your household have completed the two-part study.

What if I don’t travel much?

Any amount of travel (including no travel) will help us improve regional transportation planning. Don’t forget that short trips, such as walking the dog, count too.

What if my travel habits during the study aren’t my “typical” habits (e.g., due to COVID-19)?

That’s no problem – we still encourage you to participate. We’ll also ask about how your travel has changed over the past year.

Study Results

How is my personal privacy protected?

We are committed to your privacy and we take it very seriously. Read our full privacy documentation and contact us if you have any questions.

How are the results of the study used?

This study will help the Puget Sound Regional Council plan transportation improvements so that investments are made when and where needed to accommodate the region’s growth. This information is especially critical as COVID-19 changes travel patterns in our region.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the study or how to participate, please contact us by submitting a request below.


If you were invited to the study by mail and have lost your access code, please provide your mailing address in your message.

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