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A surveyor wearing a blue vest talks to a Sound Transit passenger on a train platform
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Keep an eye out for surveyors, who will wear blue vests and a badge with a transit agency logo.

Tell us how you travel in Sound Transit’s onboard passenger survey 

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Help us build better transit! Be on the lookout for Sound Transit surveyors over the next few months, who will be asking passengers for details on themselves and their trips.

The survey will be conducted onboard select bus, Sounder, and light rail routes in the Puget Sound region, including select Community Transit and King County Metro routes, from April through Fall 2024.

Survey participants will help transit planners understand who rides transit, their origins and destinations, and trip purpose — all to inform transit planning and transit demand modeling.  

The surveyors will use tablet computers to select participants at random and administer the survey. Paper surveys will be available for situations where they are needed.  

A passenger and surveyor sit on a Link train

And don’t worry if you want to participate but don’t have time at the moment! Riders who can’t complete the survey when intercepted will be offered options for a follow-up interview. 

While the survey contains some questions about personal characteristics, surveyors should never ask you for information such as your social security number or bank account information. 

Sound Transit is required to collect specific demographic data about passengers including race, household income, and language proficiency to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. 

Later, we will share the results with the public. In the meantime, place take some time out of your day to participate in the survey and help us build better transit for our region. 

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