2013-2014 Origin-Destination Study 
Origin-Destination Study (O-D) results are in!  Please click the banner below to view an infographic explaining some of the results of the study and how the information will be used to improve transportation in the Tri-County Region!

​Special Thanks

The following groups and organizations have helped in the promotion and distribution of information for the Origin-Destination Study.  Tri-County Regional Planning Commission and Harrisburg Area Transportation Study thank them for their efforts in making this study a success!
Cumberland County Commissioners
Dauphin County Commissioners
Perry County Commissioners
Commuter Services of Pennsylvania
Capital Area Transit
Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority
Harristown Enterprises/Strawberry Square
Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC
West Shore Chamber of Commerce
Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce
Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce
Perry County Chamber of Commerce
Northern Dauphin Regional Chamber of Commerce
Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce
The Hershey Partnership
Tri-County Community Action
Perry County Family Services Partnership Board
Perry County Transportation Authority
Capital Region Council of Governments
Perry County Council of Governments
Perry County Council of the Arts
South Middleton Township
Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Cumberland County Library System
Dauphin County Library System
Middletown Public Library
Hershey Public Library
Newport Public Library
Marysville-Rye Public Library
Bloomfield Public Library
Community Library of Western Perry County
Central Penn College
Shippensburg University
Penn State Harrisburg
Dickinson College
Messiah College


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: So, what's an Origin-Destination Study?
A: Origin-Destination Studies, sometimes called O-D or O&D, collect data on where people’s trips begin and end.  By finding out where people are coming from and going to, their origins and destinations, planners get a better picture of how transportation resources are being used. 
Q: What do you do with all that data?
A: Now that the survey is finished, the data collected will be analyzed to better understand travel behaviors in the region and determine where transportation investments are needed. Additionally, the results of the survey will become part of our regional travel demand model, which estimates how many car and transit trips are being made.
Q: What about my privacy?
A: Your privacy is of utmost concern.  The study is anonymous.  It did not ask for identifying information, just basic demographic material.
Q: Why should I care?
A: Those who filled out the survey are making an investment in the future of their communities. Their answers will help make it easier for everyone to get around the region in the years to come.