Pta residents urged to participate in transport survey

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Pta residents urged to participate in transport survey

Phoenix Durban

About 37 000 households in Gauteng – who have been selected to take part in a transport survey – can expect a visit from field workers in the coming weeks.
“We appeal to residents to open up their homes to our enumerators to conduct interviews,” said Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi.
“The survey should not take more than 45 minutes.”
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Vadi was speaking at the official launch of the survey in Pretoria on Wednesday morning.
The survey would cover the entire province, including metropolitan and district municipalities.
“The survey is to collect detailed information on the travel behaviour of residents in the province,” he said.
“Understanding travel patterns in the city region is critical to help with an enhanced understanding of travel behaviour in the province.”
The selected households will be visited by trained field workers from the CSIR.
“The CSIR fieldworkers will be easily identifiable by visible reflector jackets, bibs and ID cards bearing provincial road and transport department and CSIR logos,” said Vadi.
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They will be carrying a letter from the department confirming the survey.

CSIR executive director Dr Bethuel Sehlapelo said the outcome of the survey would help improve transport planning and inform future investments in transport infrastructure.
“Such surveys are some of the most important ways of scientifically obtaining information needed for transportation planning and decision-making,” said Sehlapelo.
CSIR spokesperson David Mandaha also asked households selected to participate to cooperate with field workers.
“The survey will help government plan future transport infrastructure in the province.”
The survey will commences on 22 March 2019.
“This survey will provide a snapshot of travel experiences of residents in the province,” he said.
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