2018 RTP/SCS Transportation Needs Survey

858 responses

Which city do you live in?

831 out of 858 answered

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Stockton41% / 345 resp.
2
Tracy20% / 171 resp.
3
I live in San Joaquin County, outside of the cities4% / 40 resp.
4
Lodi3% / 26 resp.
5
Manteca1% / 16 resp.
6
Lathrop0% / 5 resp.
7
Escalon0% / 3 resp.
8
Ripon0% / 3 resp.
9
Other26% / 222 resp.

The transportation system in San Joaquin County includes its local roads, highways, public transit (including buses and trains), bike paths, and sidewalks. In the time that you have lived here, how do you feel the transportation system has changed?

833 out of 858 answered

1
The transportation system has gotten worse36% / 304 resp.
2
The transportation system has stayed the same28% / 237 resp.
3
The transportation system has become better18% / 152 resp.
4
I don't know9% / 82 resp.
5
This question does not apply to me7% / 58 resp.

The time it takes you to commute (e.g. get to and from work or school)

830 out of 858 answered

1
Needs a lot of improvement54% / 456 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement21% / 174 resp.
3
Just fine as it is11% / 94 resp.
4
Does not apply9% / 80 resp.
5
I don't know3% / 26 resp.

The time it takes getting to shopping and other errands

842 out of 858 answered

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Needs a lot of improvement36% / 304 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement35% / 302 resp.
3
Just fine as it is20% / 171 resp.
4
Does not apply4% / 38 resp.
5
I don't know3% / 27 resp.

Transit service that gets you where you want to go in a timely manner

840 out of 858 answered

1
Needs a lot of improvement50% / 424 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement16% / 142 resp.
3
Does not apply15% / 133 resp.
4
I don't know8% / 72 resp.
5
Just fine as it is8% / 69 resp.

Pavement condition on the roads and streets you use

846 out of 858 answered

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Needs a lot of improvement53% / 456 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement27% / 236 resp.
3
Just fine as it is14% / 121 resp.
4
Does not apply2% / 19 resp.
5
I don't know1% / 14 resp.

Traffic on the roads and streets you use

839 out of 858 answered

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Needs a lot of improvement51% / 430 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement30% / 255 resp.
3
Just fine as it is14% / 121 resp.
4
Does not apply2% / 22 resp.
5
I don't know1% / 11 resp.

Pavement conditions on the freeways you use

835 out of 858 answered

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Needs a lot of improvement55% / 463 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement26% / 224 resp.
3
Just fine as it is11% / 97 resp.
4
Does not apply4% / 34 resp.
5
I don't know2% / 17 resp.

Traffic on the freeways you use

832 out of 858 answered

1
Needs a lot of improvement63% / 532 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement20% / 169 resp.
3
Just fine as it is9% / 81 resp.
4
Does not apply4% / 35 resp.
5
I don't know1% / 15 resp.

Having stores, a pharmacy, restaurants, other services, and/or recreation within walking or biking distance

829 out of 858 answered

1
Needs a lot of improvement52% / 435 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement23% / 195 resp.
3
Just fine as it is18% / 154 resp.
4
Does not apply3% / 32 resp.
5
I don't know1% / 13 resp.

Condition of walking routes you use (e.g. sidewalks, walking paths, cross walks, etc.)

838 out of 858 answered

1
Needs a little improvement33% / 278 resp.
2
Needs a lot of improvement31% / 263 resp.
3
Just fine as it is29% / 246 resp.
4
Does not apply4% / 35 resp.
5
I don't know1% / 16 resp.

Having safe driving conditions on roads you use regularly

836 out of 858 answered

1
Needs a little improvement39% / 327 resp.
2
Needs a lot of improvement38% / 323 resp.
3
Just fine as it is17% / 150 resp.
4
Does not apply3% / 26 resp.
5
I don't know1% / 10 resp.

Condition of public transit facilities you use (e.g. bus stops, train stations, buses and/or trains, etc.)

837 out of 858 answered

1
Needs a lot of improvement43% / 366 resp.
2
Does not apply19% / 161 resp.
3
Needs a little improvement18% / 157 resp.
4
Just fine as it is9% / 80 resp.
5
I don't know8% / 73 resp.

Condition of bicycle routes you use (e.g. roads/streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, bike paths, etc.)

836 out of 858 answered

1
Needs a lot of improvement30% / 255 resp.
2
Needs a little improvement26% / 221 resp.
3
Does not apply19% / 159 resp.
4
Just fine as it is16% / 136 resp.
5
I don't know7% / 65 resp.

Which of the following would you say is/are the biggest problem(s) in your area? You may choose as many as you like, but please try to limit to 3.

838 out of 858 answered

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Traffic54% / 457 resp.
2
Lack of public transit52% / 443 resp.
3
Condition of the roads49% / 413 resp.
4
Road safety27% / 229 resp.
5
Lack of pedestrian and bicycling options27% / 226 resp.
6
Other6% / 57 resp.

Reduce the number of miles traveled by automobile

827 out of 858 answered

1
Very important58% / 484 resp.
2
Important23% / 192 resp.
3
Neutral12% / 102 resp.
4
Not important3% / 26 resp.
5
Don't know2% / 23 resp.

Reduce the number of miles traveled by automobile in heavy traffic

825 out of 858 answered

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Very important65% / 541 resp.
2
Important22% / 187 resp.
3
Neutral6% / 57 resp.
4
Don't know3% / 26 resp.
5
Not important1% / 14 resp.

Reduce travel time spent in car

829 out of 858 answered

1
Very important60% / 497 resp.
2
Important26% / 218 resp.
3
Neutral9% / 82 resp.
4
Don't know2% / 18 resp.
5
Not important1% / 14 resp.

More trips by transit, bike, or walk

826 out of 858 answered

1
Very important51% / 428 resp.
2
Important26% / 217 resp.
3
Neutral14% / 120 resp.
4
Not important4% / 35 resp.
5
Don't know3% / 26 resp.

More transit costs recovered by ticket sales

825 out of 858 answered

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Important31% / 261 resp.
2
Very important29% / 241 resp.
3
Neutral22% / 187 resp.
4
Don't know9% / 79 resp.
5
Not important6% / 57 resp.

More new jobs in San Joaquin County

833 out of 858 answered

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Very important67% / 566 resp.
2
Important22% / 185 resp.
3
Neutral6% / 50 resp.
4
Don't know2% / 19 resp.
5
Not important1% / 13 resp.

More new jobs near high-frequency transit (15 minutes service or better during peak hours)

836 out of 858 answered

1
Very important62% / 520 resp.
2
Important24% / 207 resp.
3
Neutral8% / 70 resp.
4
Don't know3% / 25 resp.
5
Not important1% / 14 resp.

More housing options near high-frequency transit

834 out of 858 answered

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Very important39% / 326 resp.
2
Important26% / 220 resp.
3
Neutral23% / 192 resp.
4
Not important7% / 65 resp.
5
Don't know3% / 31 resp.

More housing options in low-income areas near high-frequency transit

833 out of 858 answered

1
Very important34% / 291 resp.
2
Important28% / 235 resp.
3
Neutral21% / 178 resp.
4
Not important10% / 90 resp.
5
Don't know4% / 39 resp.

Less farmland converted to development

833 out of 858 answered

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Very important43% / 361 resp.
2
Neutral22% / 183 resp.
3
Important21% / 178 resp.
4
Not important7% / 66 resp.
5
Don't know5% / 45 resp.

Less impact on vernal pools (or other environmental resources from development)

830 out of 858 answered

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Very important40% / 334 resp.
2
Important24% / 205 resp.
3
Neutral22% / 184 resp.
4
Don't know8% / 69 resp.
5
Not important4% / 38 resp.

Less greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks

835 out of 858 answered

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Very important52% / 442 resp.
2
Important27% / 231 resp.
3
Neutral11% / 95 resp.
4
Don't know4% / 34 resp.
5
Not important4% / 33 resp.

Expand bicycle and pedestrian routes

818 out of 858 answered

1
Very important43% / 354 resp.
2
Important30% / 252 resp.
3
Neutral19% / 157 resp.
4
Not important5% / 43 resp.
5
Don't know1% / 12 resp.

Widen roadways

828 out of 858 answered

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Very important51% / 425 resp.
2
Important28% / 237 resp.
3
Neutral13% / 113 resp.
4
Not important4% / 40 resp.
5
Don't know1% / 13 resp.

Build new roadways to improve access or support new development

826 out of 858 answered

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Very important50% / 416 resp.
2
Important27% / 230 resp.
3
Neutral14% / 119 resp.
4
Not important5% / 43 resp.
5
Don't know2% / 18 resp.

Expand rail service, including service hours and frequency

827 out of 858 answered

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Very important63% / 528 resp.
2
Important21% / 176 resp.
3
Neutral9% / 80 resp.
4
Don't know3% / 25 resp.
5
Not important2% / 18 resp.

Maintain highways and local roads, including fixing potholes

820 out of 858 answered

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Very important76% / 624 resp.
2
Important18% / 155 resp.
3
Neutral3% / 26 resp.
4
Don't know1% / 9 resp.
5
Not important0% / 6 resp.

Expand bus service, including service hours and frequency

826 out of 858 answered

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Very important61% / 507 resp.
2
Important21% / 181 resp.
3
Neutral10% / 87 resp.
4
Not important3% / 29 resp.
5
Don't know2% / 22 resp.

Improve traffic operations, including traffic signal timing or freeway ramp metering

824 out of 858 answered

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Very important55% / 455 resp.
2
Important27% / 226 resp.
3
Neutral12% / 102 resp.
4
Not important2% / 22 resp.
5
Don't know2% / 19 resp.

Facilitate residential and commercial development near public transit (bus and rail)

830 out of 858 answered

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Very important47% / 390 resp.
2
Important28% / 238 resp.
3
Neutral17% / 145 resp.
4
Not important4% / 34 resp.
5
Don't know2% / 23 resp.

Infrastructure for charging electric vehicles

834 out of 858 answered

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Very important44% / 367 resp.
2
Important26% / 223 resp.
3
Neutral20% / 171 resp.
4
Not important4% / 37 resp.
5
Don't know4% / 36 resp.

Improvements for self-driving vehicles

833 out of 858 answered

1
Very important30% / 251 resp.
2
Neutral28% / 241 resp.
3
Important20% / 167 resp.
4
Not important14% / 123 resp.
5
Don't know6% / 51 resp.

High occupancy vehicles (HOV) or carpool lanes on freeways

835 out of 858 answered

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Very important49% / 417 resp.
2
Important26% / 221 resp.
3
Neutral16% / 135 resp.
4
Not important4% / 38 resp.
5
Don't know2% / 24 resp.

Existing road and highway system (e.g. fixing potholes, new lane striping, resurfacing roads)

830 out of 858 answered

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Very important72% / 600 resp.
2
Important20% / 173 resp.
3
Neutral4% / 39 resp.
4
Don't know1% / 10 resp.
5
Not important1% / 8 resp.

Existing bus and rail system (e.g. more bus routes, fixing and replacing buses and rail cars)

833 out of 858 answered

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Very important61% / 515 resp.
2
Important24% / 201 resp.
3
Neutral9% / 79 resp.
4
Don't know3% / 25 resp.
5
Not important1% / 13 resp.

Existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities (e.g. new striping, improved signage, traffic calming, cross walks, etc.)

832 out of 858 answered

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Very important50% / 422 resp.
2
Important27% / 226 resp.
3
Neutral16% / 133 resp.
4
Not important4% / 34 resp.
5
Don't know2% / 17 resp.

Transportation projects are funded through a wide variety of federal, state, and local sources, such as gas tax, sales tax, local city and county budgets, and transit fares. This funding is limited, and projects included in the RTP/SCS must be constrained by this budget. Investment decisions come with difficult tradeoffs. If you believe more funding is needed for an area you identified as a priority in previous questions, what is the best way for SJCOG to pay for it?

807 out of 858 answered

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Both a & b51% / 419 resp.
2
Change the way the region is using existing funds (e.g. redistribute funding from one type of project for another)31% / 255 resp.
3
Find new funding sources to pay for projects (e.g. taxes and fees)9% / 74 resp.
4
No change is needed4% / 39 resp.
5
Other2% / 20 resp.

Including yourself, how many people currently live in your household?

819 out of 858 answered

3.2
Average rating
15%
123 resp.
1
20%
166 resp.
2
20%
166 resp.
3
27%
228 resp.
4
10%
83 resp.
5
4%
36 resp.
6
0%
6 resp.
7
0%
5 resp.
8
0%
1 resp.
9
0%
5 resp.
10

Including yourself, how many people in your household work outside the home, either on a full-time or part-time basis?

699 out of 858 answered

1.9
Average rating
39%
277 resp.
1
44%
314 resp.
2
10%
71 resp.
3
3%
26 resp.
4
0%
6 resp.
5
0%
2 resp.
6
0%
0 resp.
7
0%
0 resp.
8
0%
0 resp.
9
0%
3 resp.
10

Used public transit in the past two months?

813 out of 858 answered

1
No54% / 444 resp.
2
Yes43% / 356 resp.
3
Don't know1% / 13 resp.

Ridden a bicycle in the past two months?

801 out of 858 answered

1
No55% / 448 resp.
2
Yes42% / 344 resp.
3
Don't know1% / 9 resp.

Do you own or rent your home?

810 out of 858 answered

1
Own73% / 594 resp.
2
Rent26% / 216 resp.
Picture for question What is your age?

What is your age?

824 out of 858 answered

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35 to 4434% / 282 resp.
2
25 to 3419% / 163 resp.
3
65 or older15% / 128 resp.
4
55 to 6413% / 109 resp.
5
45 to 5413% / 107 resp.
6
18 to 242% / 20 resp.
7
17 or younger1% / 15 resp.

Please select one:

788 out of 858 answered

1
Female53% / 420 resp.
2
Male44% / 352 resp.
3
Decline to state1% / 13 resp.
4
Other0% / 3 resp.

Which racial and/or ethnic group do you consider yourself a member of?

802 out of 858 answered

1
Asian / Pacific Islander35% / 285 resp.
2
White29% / 236 resp.
3
Hispanic or Latino, of any race15% / 126 resp.
4
African American 9% / 73 resp.
5
American Indian / Alaska Native1% / 11 resp.
6
Other8% / 71 resp.
Picture for question What is your approximate annual household income (before taxes)?

What is your approximate annual household income (before taxes)?

783 out of 858 answered

1
$100,001 - $150,00027% / 215 resp.
2
Under $15,00013% / 102 resp.
3
$150,001 - $200,00012% / 100 resp.
4
$75,001 - $100,00012% / 100 resp.
5
$25,001 - $50,00010% / 81 resp.
6
$50,001 - $75,00010% / 80 resp.
7
$15,000 - $25,0008% / 68 resp.
8
More than $200,0004% / 37 resp.