Chicago Business Reopening - Transportation Survey

City of Chicago and its regional partners are working hard to provide affordable, safe and efficient transportation options for everyone as employers transition back to some in-office work. To inform future planning decisions and seek business community input, we would like your feedback on “return-to-office” schedules and your thoughts about transportation.

The survey responses of individual organizations will be kept confidential. To inform policy decisions, only aggregate measures will be reported to outside agencies.

Approximate time to complete survey: 5 minutes

Business overview

1. What is the name of your organization?
3.
What is the physical address of your primary location in Chicago?
4. How many employees do you have at the above location? (round to the nearest 10)

Employee travel to worksite pre-COVID

5. Please rank the modes of transportation used by your employees in order from most used to least used before COVID-19. (Estimates are fine if data is not known. If the transportation mode is not used by your employees, then leave it un-ranked)
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CTA bus
CTA rail
Metra
Pace
Private car
Taxi/ride-hailing
Divvy bike share
Own bike/walking
Other
5a. If you chose "other" above, please explain:
5b. Before the COVID-19 restrictions were in place, approximately what percentage of your employees used public transportation to get to work?

Expected timeline of returning to worksite

6.
What will be your company's response to the relaxation of shelter-in-place requirements during the upcoming months?
 Maintain remote work status for majority of employeesReturn to worksites on a shift basisAlternate between working from home and worksiteReturn majority of employees to worksitesReturn all employees to worksitesOther
Summer (June-July)
Fall (August-October)
Winter (November-December)
2021 and later
6a. Please specify if you selected "other" for any part of the question above.
Specify other company response - Summer (June-July)
Specify other company response - Fall (August-October)
Specify other company response - Winter (November-December)
Specify other company response - 2021 and later
7. Based on the guidance provided by the City of Chicago for reopening businesses, what percent of employees do you expect to be on-site on a typical day during the upcoming months? (When making estimates, please include only employees at your primary work location)
Descriptions
Percent of workforce on-site during a typical day during upcoming months
 0-20%20-40%40-60%60-80%80-100%
Summer (June-July)
Fall (August-October)
Winter (November-December)
2021 and later

Employee travel to worksite as city reopens

8. How much of a health risk do your employees associate with using the following modes of transport as the city reopens?
 Very low / no riskLow riskMedium riskHigh riskVery high riskNo answer / don't know
CTA bus
CTA rail
Metra
Pace
Private car
Taxi/ride-hailing
Divvy bike share
Own bike/walking
9.
Please indicate how you expect your employees' usage of the following modes of transportation to change as the city reopens:
 A lot less frequently than before COVID-19Less frequently than before COVID-19Same as before COVID-19More frequently than before COVID-19Much more frequently than before COVID-19No answer / don't know
CTA bus
CTA rail
Metra
Pace
Private car
Taxi/ride-hailing
Divvy bike share
Own bike/walking

Flexible transportation accommodations

10.
For employees who will be traveling to the worksite / office: What additional flexibility (if any) are you currently planning to provide due to COVID-19 to help them avoid crowded public areas while traveling?
11. (Optional) If a large number of commuters shift from biking, walking or transit to driving, we will see extreme congestion in the region. What barriers do you see to encouraging non-car transportation for employees who will be coming to the worksite in-person?
12. Which transportation changes would be most helpful to your employees as they return to the worksite? (choose up to five options)

Additional information and contact info

13.
(Optional) Is there anything else about the reopening plans and/or travel situation for your employees that you think we should know?
14.
(Optional) If you are willing to be contacted for follow-up questions, please enter your email address here:

Email address will be used for follow-up purposes only, and will not be shared publicly.

Thank you for completing this survey.

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