A survey of 110 commuters by a Township Committee candidate shows people want to maintain their current parking permit fees and most people use the train before 7:30 a.m.
Peter Humphreys, running for the committee as a New Democrat, released the survey results during a recent Township Committee meeting and subsequently sent them to the media via e-mail.
He distributed about 400 surveys during early May, and received 110 back, which is an approximate 28 percent return rate. The questions range in asking what part of town commuters live, what time they use the train, how many times per week they take the train and if they use the valet parking.
One question also asks how much money people would pay for a parking permit and were given the options of $600, $700 and "keep the existing service." Of those surveyed, 85 percent said they'd like to keep the existing service.
Additionally, 43 percent said they use the train before 7 a.m. and 38 percent said they use it between 7 and 7:30 a.m. Forty-nine percent said they never have used the valet service, 31 percent said they use it occasionally and 20 percent said they use it frequently.
The full release with the survey results is attached.