The Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission, or PRTC, is conducting a survey to ask residents what transit services should look like in the future to best meet the community's needs.
Chuck Steigerwald, the commission's director of strategic planning, said everyone who takes the survey stands the chance to win a $10 Amazon or Starbuck's gift card.
Anyone can take the survey, Steigerwald said. "Whether or not you currently use public transportation, please take a few minutes to fill out our survey and share the link with your friends and family who live in the Prince William area."
Responses will remain anonymous and will tell the commission things such as where people often travel, what amenities they'd like to see and their opinions about what the commission's priorities should be, Steigerwald said.
Visit PRTCsurvey.metroquest.com to take the survey. Print copies also are available at the PRTC Transit Center in Woodbridge. The survey is quick and easy and will run through mid-March, Steigerwald said.
Last year's survey showed that people recognized that PRTC will need to expand its services to address the population growth in the area. To address that growth, PRTC determined that it would need to implement policies where it would support local planning departments and work with the local jurisdictions to update local land uses that could connect PRTC services. PRTC already collaborates with local jurisdictions to promote bike sharing and car sharing as new mobility solutions.
Technological innovations and the way people do business, such as scheduling trips with ridesharing services via smart phones, are now commonplace. PRTC is looking at all of the new models to see if any one of them fit with its mission to create or drive efficiencies in its operation, Steigerwald said.