News Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, April 8, 2022

CONTACT:  Theressa Julius, Transportation Modeler, TRPC | (360) 956-7575

TRPC South Sound Travel Study – We Need Your Input!


The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is launching a major study this week to better understand how people travel throughout the region.  

As technologies evolve and travel behaviors change quickly over the next few years, transportation planners need to collect current travel data to inform future transportation investments and prioritize improvements

Randomly selected households will be invited to participate by mailed invitation, at least 2,000 households in the South Sound region are expected to participate in April – June of 2022.   Invited households have the option to complete the study online, by phone, or through a smartphone app (rMove™) developed by the project consultants, RSG. When complete, this study will help the region plan for a more efficient future transportation system in the South Sound such as:

  • Where will road widening be needed in the future?
  • What role can transit, biking, and walking play in improving regional mobility?
  • What do we do about I-5?

For more information, please visit the study website: Please consider joining in!

For more information regarding the study and how TRPC utilizes the data see our study website at:

For further information, contact Theressa Julius, Transportation Modeler, Thurston Regional Planning Council, (360) 956-7575.