Michigan agencies gathering travel data from random households

Two agencies in Michigan are collaborating in an attempt to show future travel requirements as well as introduce transportation priorities for next twenty years.

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and The state Department of Transportation are gathering demographic info via travel surveys sent to some random households. Most of them will be questioned to record household activities for twenty four hours in a travel diary.

However, some of them would put global positioning systems into place over a 3-day time to collect particular path information.

The executive director of he council told that the survey results would serve these agencies better understand why people travel as well as how they deal with their daily activities. All these data collection started this week and will go on via the end of this year.

The agencies gathered similar type of info in the year 2004.

Meanwhile, the Coldwater Country is turning into more of a travel place with the service of the Pure Michigan campaign and Travel Michigan and local tourism as well as industry officials are now looking to grow and solidify that success in the coming week. Newly appointed Vice President of Travel Michigan David West has been traveling across the state on an industry listening tour to ghave feedback on this campaign.