Project Management

Transportation Tomorrow Survey Launch

Helping to support transportation planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and surrounding areas

We are about to launch data collection for the Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS), which is one of North America’s largest surveys. Conducted every five years since 1986, the TTS supports transportation planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) and surrounding areas by collecting information on the travel patterns of residents. This important research is funded by a number of agencies, including the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), Metrolinx, the TTC, and municipalities across the GGH and surrounding areas.

We will be collecting information on where, how, why, and when residents travel. Even if no trips were made, it is important for us to collect this data, as it is essential to understand travel patterns considering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on transportation. This information will allow city planners and other stakeholders to make decisions that affect travel now and in the future, including travel by vehicle, bike, train, bus, and on foot.

TTS participants will be able to complete the survey online and by phone and in their choice of English or French, with the support of our newly opened Toronto-area call centre. We are targeting more than 180,000 survey completions from GGH residents between September 2022 and April 2023.

If you receive a letter or phone calls about the TTS, we hope that you will consider participating in this important research. It is essential that we hear from residents across Central Ontario, as this will help us better understand the different transportation needs and travel patterns of all residents of our region.

For more information, please visit the TTS website at

We would also like to acknowledge the effort of our staff members—including our research staff members as well as numerous administrative, human resources, and survey staff members—who have worked hard over a number of months to prepare for the commencement of this large survey project.