TRIMET SURVEY

This survey is designed for analysis of TriMet, their financing, and
interactions with Portland, Oregon. All information will be collected
and used for research purposes only. If you do not wish to
participate in the survey, you are welcome to decline at any time.
Comments and suggestions at the end of the survey about TriMet or
Portland is appreciated. No follow-up surveys or contact will be
conducted.
If you want to respond anonymously, do not write your name. When
you are finished, return the survey to the provider.
Name:
Age:
Gender:
Race:
Average Annual Income:
Current City Residence:
Are you a Portland State University: Student / Faculty / Staff / Associate / Alumni / Other:

Circle the number that you accurately correspond with to the question.
1 – Strongly Disagree
2 – Disagree
3 – Neutral
4 – Agree
5 – Strongly Agree
Questions

Scale

In general…
1.

I use TriMet for shopping (groceries, retail, etc.).

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5

2.

I use TriMet for work/employment/educational purposes.

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5

3.

I use TriMet for recreational purposes.

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5

4.

I use TriMet when there are no other means of transportation.

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5

5.

I feel safe using TriMet’s buses and MAX trains.

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5

6.

Their buses and trains arrive in time.

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5

7.

There are very few or no delays/interruptions while using
TriMet.

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5

8.

I arrive to my destination on time with TriMet.

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5

9.

The buses and trains are mechanically reliable.

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5

10.

Their fares and monthly/annual passes are reasonably priced.

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5

11.

The bus drivers are professional.

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5

12.

The train conductors make timely and appropriate
announcements.

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5

13.

All stops are properly maintained.

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5

14.

All stops are reasonably safe.

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5

15.

TriMet has helped me explore Portland and the Portland Metro
Area.

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5

Portland and TriMet
16.

I believe TriMet has fair policies.

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5

17.

TriMet positively affects Portland’s tax revenue and
expenditures.

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5

18.

The City of Portland encourages public transportation.

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5

19.

Businesses and organizations in Portland encourage public
transportation.

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5

20.

TriMet provides benefits to nearby neighborhoods and
businesses.

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5

21.

TriMet gives people a better chance to find employment.

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4

5

22.

TriMet encourages people to save gas and reduce traffi c
congestion.

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4

5

PSU STUDENTS/ALUMNI ONLY! Please skip if you are not a
current, incoming, or former PSU student, faculty, staff
member, etc.
23.

PSU Transportation & Parking Services is convenient for
passes/info.

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3

4

5

24.

I support the subsidization of the TriMet FlexPass by PSU (30%
Discount).

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4

5

25.

I use TriMet to commute to and from Portland State University.

1

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4

5

Future Expansion
26.

Portland should increase their grants/subsidies in TriMet for
improved transportation.

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5

27.

In the Southwest Corridor Plan, light rail should be used.

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5

28.

In the Southwest Corridor Plan, bus rapid transit should be
used.

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5

29.

Businesses and private organizations should increase their
investment in TriMet for improved transportation.

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5

30.

No tax increases should be done to fund TriMet’s expansion
plans.

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5

31.

I would like TriMet to focus on improving their current bus and
MAX lines, rather than creating new lines.

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5

Comments or Suggestions: