Key Findings From National Survey on Transportation Options

September 04, 2012

The bipartisan polling team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R) recently partnered to complete a national opinion research project to assess public attitudes toward transportation, and in particular funding of public transportation and walking and biking options. The survey results reveal significant public dissatisfaction with transportation options in their communities; one-third of American respondents give the public transportation system in their area a grade of “D” or an “F” – and only one third rate it either an “A” or a “B.” Americans want to spend less time in their car – time they say they would rather spend with their family, on a hobby, or getting things done at home. However, nearly three-quarters say they have no choice but to drive as much as they do.