The study is collecting information on day-to-day travel all across the state of Ohio: how we travel, where we go, what it costs, etc. The goal is to get a complete picture of travel patterns across Ohio.
The study region covers the entire state of Ohio in order to improve transportation in both local and state areas. Each year the study will focus on a different part of the state. If you received an invitation to participate, then you live in this year's study area.
We need data about residents' travel to understand and plan for current and future transportation needs. This study will help prioritize future investments in Ohio. Your feedback will have a large impact because yours is one of a small number of households participating.
Invited households (like yours) were randomly selected from all residential addresses in your county.
Yes, if you receive an invitation at your current residential address, you should participate using the password and instructions mailed to your address (even if it is addressed to a former resident, we want to hear from current residents in your neighborhood).
That's OK--this study is about how you actually travel during the participation period. We will also separately ask how you typically travel around the region.
Whether you make a lot of trips or stay home, information about your travel habits helps to plan transportation improvements. We also want to know about any trips you make by walking, biking, taking transit, or any other travel mode even if you don't drive.
Pets have a significant effect on travel. Many people need to schedule their trips so that they aren't away from home for a long time if they have a dog. Additionally, many people travel with their pet which means that their stops need to be shorter, as many establishments don't permit pets, but pets cannot be left in a car for a long time either.
Yes. The region is currently conducting travel surveys on several different topics. This household survey is separate, and we encourage you to participate.
Once all participants in your household have completed all parts of the study, each rMove participant will receive a $20 gift card as a thank you. If your household does not use smartphones for the study and instead participates online or over the phone, your household will receive a $10 gift card as thanks. ODOT employees and their households are welcome to participate in the study but are not eligible to receive a gift card.