The Nova Scotia Travel Activity (NovaTRAC) survey is a voluntary travel survey that focuses on how residents residing in the counties of Hants, Colchester, Kings and Lunenburg travel in their daily lives. The goal of the survey is to understand residents' travel behaviour and charateristics. The information collected through this survey will help make informed transportation planning and investment decisions.

DalTRAC in collaboration with the Province of Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality first developed this survey in 2014. 

Your participation is important!

The survey will collect information about your household and household members' daily travel activities. The survey will ask questions about your travel activities on the previous weekday, including where you went, how you got there, and what you did there. The travel day reported must be a weekday (i.e., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays). Each household member may choose to record their travel activities using the travel log form.

It is important that information on a variety of transportation modes  used by residents is collected - including drivers, public transit users, cyclists, and pedestrians - regardless of how many trips were took.

The survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes depending on the size of your household and number of trips taken in the chosen travel day. It is extremely important that all data is entered completely and accurately.

How do I participate?

You can participate in the NovaTRAC survey by visiting www.daltraclabsocial.com

Your Privacy is Assured

The DalTRAC team is dedicated to protecting the privacy of its participants. The risks associated with this research are very minimal, with no direct risk to participants. Protecting your privacy is critical to the success of this survey.

All information collected will be kept strictly confidential and used to produce statistical summaries only. We will remove your identifying information at the beginning of data processing. Any identifying information will be replaced by random access codes. Although directly identifying data will be removed, indirectly identifying information may still be present in the data. Therefore, DalTRAC research students will maintain strict confidentiality protocols in accessing the datasets for research and transportation planning purposes. 

Names, addresses, and phone numbers are destroyed at the conclusion of the survey's data collection phase.


Study Area

The 2023 Nova Scotia Travel Activity Survey area encompasses all countys in the province of Nova Scotia. Participate today and represent your community!

Participant Inquiries and General Inquiries:

Project Coordinator - DalTRAC: daltrac@dal.ca