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Station Area Residents Survey

MTC Studies Travel Patterns of Transit Station Area Residents

 September 2006
In support of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy, this study was undertaken to characterize the demographic and travel characteristics of station area residents — individuals living within close proximity to stops and/or ferry terminals in the region — using an existing Bay Area data set, the 2000 Bay Area Travel Survey (BATS2000).

Residents surveyed in BATS2000 were grouped into six categories based on proximity to a rail/ferry station and population density of the area surrounding the household. The six distance/density categories are:

  1. Residents within 1/2 mile of rail and ferry stops;
  2. Residents between 1/2 mile and 1 mile of rail and ferry stops;
  3. Residents greater than 1 mile from rail and ferry stops, in an urban area;
  4. Residents greater than 1 mile from rail and ferry stops, in a high-suburban area;
  5. Residents greater than 1 mile from rail and ferry stops, in a low-suburban area; and
  6. Residents greater than 1 mile from rail and ferry stops, in a rural area.

This study is published in two volumes: Volume I - in both hard copy and electronic format; and Volume II - in electronic format, only. A paper copy of Voume I can be obtained by contacting the MTC/ABAG library, at: 510-817-5836, or e-mail: library@mtc.ca.gov. Volume II includes Appendices G through R, available below as separate PDF files, or available in a zipped archive file.

Questions about this study can be directed to David Ory, Principal Transportation Planner/Analyst, at 510-817-5755, or e-mail: dory@mtc.ca.gov.