Final F 6-23-17 NMSCRTD Passenger Rail Report[158449]

The SCRTD initiated a Passenger Rail study in 2016 to determine the viability of transporting people between El Paso County, through Dona Ana County, to Sierra County. Passenger Rail or Commuter Rail offers a safe, clean and cost effective transportation option.

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Rail Service  Resident\Stakeholder Survey

The South Central Regional Transit District (SCRTD) has commissioned a feasibility study of a passenger rail service between El Paso and Las Cruces, stopping at as many six towns in between, and possibly extending to Spaceport America. By answering the following questions, you will help to determine whether or not this service would be viable.

Do you think that you would sometimes use a passenger train service between El Paso and Las Cruces, stopping at intermediate towns and possibly extending to Spaceport America?

YesNo

Between what towns would you be most likely to travel by train?

Most frequently between: and
Less frequently between: and

For what purpose(s) would you be likely to travel by train, and how often? If you would use the train for more than one purpose, please answer for each use:

Commute to work: DailyWeeklyNever
Business Trips: DailyWeeklyMonthlySeveral times a yearNever
Medical or other service appointments: DailyWeeklyMonthlySeveral times a yearNever
Visiting or Recreation: DailyWeeklyMonthlySeveral times a yearNever

For the type of train trip you would be most likely to take, what would you expect your average travel time to be:

From the place you start to your final destination: 30 Min1 Hour1 Hour 30 Min2 Hours2 Hours 30 Min
While you are on the train: 30 Min1 Hour1 Hour 30 Min2 Hours2 Hours 30 Min

For the type of train trip you would be most likely to take, what would you expect the round trip ticket price to be?

$

For the type of train trip you would be most likely to take, how would you expect to travel between your point of origin\destination and the train station?

If you would use more than one means of transportation between your points of origin\destination and the train station, please number the types of transportation you would use, with 1 being the type of transportation you would use most frequently and the highest number being the means of transportation you would be least likely to use.

My own car
The car of a friend or colleague
Public transportation (bus or public shuttle)
Active transportation (biking or walking)
Taxi
Transportation provided by my employer or the institution I am visiting
Other

For what reason(s) would you travel by train?

If you would take the train for more than one reason, please number your reasons in rank order, with 1 being the reason that is most important to you, and highest number being the least important.

No regular access to a car
Save money through fewer car trips, possibly having one less car in the household
Save time, possibly avoiding congestion
Help the environment
Help the economy of the towns through which I travel
For Fun
Other

What possible difficulties might discourage you from traveling by train?

If you more than one possible problem would be discouraging, please number these potential problems in rank order, with 1 being the most likely or serious potential difficulty, and highest number being the least likely or important.

Too long in travel time
Ticket price too high
Traveling to or from train stations
Love my car too much
Other

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and helping to answer the questions of feasibility for the proposed passenger train service.