Project Studies

The following are descriptions of selected studies which represent a small sample of the types of projects that CIC Research undertakes.  The firm's major areas of professional competence include regional economics, land economics, market potential analysis, sales forecasting, scientific and opinion surveying.   Summaries are periodically updated.


Transportation Research


Greater Washington, DC Mini-Household Survey

Client -- LDA Consulting on behalf of metropolitain Washington Council of Governments (COG)

Work Content --The Greater Washington, DC Mini-Household Survey was designed by the study team to gather statistical information about workers residing in twelve regions surrounding and including Washington, D.C. The survey instrument, based on the State of the Commute Survey, was modified and shortened to capture respondent awareness of current transportation issues. The questionnaire was administered in both Spanish and English to obtain more than 2,000 completed interviews. Survey data were tested for response bias and expanded to represent working households as well as workers within working households by subarea. The survey responses were provided to COG with labels in a SAS system file. In addition, a full compilation of frequencies and crosstabulations, as well as a technical report were final deliverables.

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New Jersey Statewide Commuter Survey

Client -- LDA Consulting on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Transportation

Work Content --CIC worked with the study team to conduct a telephone survey of respondents who live in New Jersey. These respondents were contacted through a random-digit-dial sample of telephone numbers throughout the state of New Jersey. Interviews were completed in each of the eight TMA rideshare regions. In addition, interviews were collected in Monmouth County, randomly throughout the state, and with New Jersey residents who work out of the state. The survey was designed to document current commuting behavior, awareness of and attitudes toward transportation options available in various parts of the state, identify incidence of use and satisfaction with various TDM services, and to provide an estimate of availability and use of employer-provided TDM services. Following data collection, the interviews were expanded numerically to represent the adult working population of New Jersey (US Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics). In addition to data collection, CIC developed a technical report detailing methods used and produced frequency runs and crosstabulations for the client team. Data and documentation were delivered to the client team at the completion of the study.

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Washington, DC Region/TDM Evaluation - State of the Commute

Client -- LDA Consulting on behalf of the metropolitain Washington Council of Governments

Work Content --The State of the Commute Survey was designed by the study team to gather statistical information about workers from households in twelve regions surrounding and including Washington, D.C. The survey instrument was modified, based on the previous State of the Commute Survey instruments, to capture respondent awareness of recent mass marketing efforts by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The questionnaire was administered in both Spanish and English. Additional information was collected during the fieldwork on households without working members. Survey data were tested for response bias and expanded to represent working households as well as workers within working households by subarea. The survey responses were provided to COG with labels in a SAS system file. In addition, a full compilation of frequencies and crosstabulations, as well as a technical report were final deliverables.

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