During 2015 & 2016, NYMTC undertook a Regional Establishment Survey (RES) to understand travel patterns of customers and visitors traveling to and from establishments in a 28-county geographic area in and around the New York metropolitan area.
The RES collected key information from establishments from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It will contribute data to NYMTC’s New York Best Practice Model (NYBPM), a state-of-the-art travel demand forecasting model for New York region. Results from the RES will complement the Regional Household Travel Survey (RHTS), which captures data of travel patterns of people living in the same 28-county area, and help guide the planning of future transportation projects in the region.
Survey data from the RES will contribute to a better understanding of regional travel behavior. Ultimately, this project will help in the development of federally-required long-range Regional Transportation Plans (the Plan). RES will capture travel data at the destination end, which was not captured by the RHTS.