Our names are Elena West, Grace Marra, and Annette Heffernan, and we are undergraduate students at Boston College in the Environmental Studies Program. With the help of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club, we are researching ride-sharing and its impacts on the MBTA system. Our research aims to explore how apps like Uber or Lyft are being used in different Boston communities, and deepen understanding of how these new transportation options are impacting people in these communities.

During the next few weeks, we are conducting a survey of the Newton community to gain a better understanding of how Newton residents regard and use the MBTA system and ride-sharing programs.

The survey is very brief and will take less than 3 minutes to complete (we’ve timed it!). Please click the link below to go to the survey Web site (or copy and paste the link into your Internet browser).

Take the Survey Here!

Your participation in the survey is voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential. No personally identifiable information will be associated with your responses to any reports of these data. The Boston College Institutional Review Board has approved this survey.

Should you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact Elena West at westeb@bc.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.