“In the spring of 2021, a year after COVID-19 shuttered schools and businesses, Triangle residents were still traveling less — and going out less often — than before the pandemic, according to a survey of more than 1,000 households.
Now the researchers who conducted the Triangle Travel Survey are doing it again to see if some of the changes brought on by the pandemic have stuck or if we’ve returned to our old travel habits and routines.
The survey is done every two years by the Institute for Transportation Research and Education, or ITRE, at N.C. State University. Its findings are used by the N.C. Department of Transportation, GoTriangle and the regional transportation planning organizations in deciding where roads, walkways or mass transit might be needed in the future. […]”