Join the American Survey Team & take the current traffic survey in your area and Make $40 now and more for future surveys.

2 Current Traffic Surveys: Houston, Southeast Tx (Golden Triangle). Submit form and we’ll contact you to take the survey and quickly send you $40.

Improve Travel For Your Community With Our Household Travel Survey

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Why do I get paid $40 for my information?

ETC Institute reimburses you for Joining the American Survey Team and taking your first traffic survey. With your help, TxDOT can make better budgets, better plans, and better decisions for the Houston and the Golden Triangle (SETx). By joining the team you are also eligible to take future surveys for more $.

Step 1: Join Team
Sign up here. This information will allow us to reach you to take 1 of the 2 current $40 paid surveys. This also makes you eligible to take any future surveys in your area.
Step 2: Take Survey
We contact you to take the survey & download the app. The survey only takes a few minutes.
Step 3: Get Paid
Depending on when you took the survey. It only takes a few days to get your $40 visa card.

What is a Household Travel Survey?

Household Travel Surveys help determine the amount of travel generated in an area by local residents. Participants use a smartphone app, website or other methods to record where, when, how and why they travel.

These surveys provide information about local travel patterns and needs. They help TxDOT and H-GAC make decisions about transportation projects that impact you and your community.

Many reasons. 1) You’ll improve the roads you travel on for yourself and your community. 2) Your data will help better inform where transportation dollars are spent. 3) Whether you travel a little or a lot your travel represents what a lot of other residents do so your participation matters.

During a household travel survey, participants are asked to provide information regarding their: household, household members, and vehicles. Then they select a travel date for their household. On the travel date, each household member will provide travel diary information that includes all the locations they went on their travel date along with details of those stops.


Your Participation Matters

Survey panels are pretty common these days. We’re different though. Our surveys make real changes in the areas where you live. Your opinions will improve the lives of the people you care about…and you’ll even get paid for those opinions!

We need your input so that transportation dollars are spent wisely.
Accurate information about how people get from place to place helps ensure that transportation funds are spent where they are needed most.
You can make a difference.
Your participation will help build a more complete picture of local and statewide transportation needs. This allows decision makers to more effectively target transportation improvements.
You are important.
Your household represents many other similar households across the region. Regardless of the number of trips you make and whether you travel by car, bus, bicycle, or other means, your input is vital.