National Association of Railroad Passengers

Live Stream Report and Analysis from the
Southwestern Rail Conference 2015 in Dallas, Texas

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The Story

NARP, ADQ, TRC and the Southwestern Rail Conference teamed up to present an innovative event to close the show at the conference: an hour-long live stream event focused on breaking down and discussing claims related to transit with a special nod toward how it affects millennial leaders. The live stream was broadcast by business media partner eehour.com and digital participants came from the ADQ community.

The Claims

ADQ: A high speed rail system connecting major US cities would dramatically improve long-term economic growth.

#Followup ADQ: Improvements in intra-city transit of distances more than ten miles significantly improve the quality of life.

ADQ: Public transit improves the production of knowledge workers by allowing them to complete tasks during travel.

ADQ: High speed rail is a significantly more secure, safe, and sustainable form of long-distance travel than either car or plane.

#Followup ADQ: Mass transit railway systems significantly decrease drinking and driving issues.


The Audience

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Gender

55% Men

45% Women

Age

8% 20-25

68% 25-35

13% 35-45

3% 45+

8% Unknown

The Breakdown

The audience assessment for the Live Stream suggests a Gen Y (20-35) focus with a cross-section of Gen X (36-50) inclusion. The majority of participants were educated to an undergraduate level and came from education, marketing, entrepreneurship, business, law and medicine backgrounds. Texas cities represented included the Houston, Austin, San Antonio and San Marcos metro areas. National cities represented may include the San Francisco, Roanoke, New York, Gainesville, Boulder, Boston, Birmingham and Annapolis metro areas.

Analysis also suggests a strong tie to digital engagement and digital properties beyond the one-time event including ongoing involvement and engagement in ADQ and other similar mediums. These include but are not limited to Twitter and Reddit along with local, niche, and national blogs and news.

Political leanings were generally supportive of transit. Major party participants as well as third party members and independents weighed in. Previous ADQ threads suggest an active voting record.

The audience was mostly young and single. However, representation from married couples, including several parents, was present. Longer responses tended to come from people that led family households or were likely to start a family in the near future.

Given the locations mentioned, most participants likely commute in cars regularly. Some commuted multiple times per day between professional, educational and residential locations.



The Results

CLAIM 1

Claim 1.A

ADQ: A high speed rail system connecting major US cities would dramatically improve long-term economic growth.

60% Agree

0% Disagree

40% Qualify

Claim 1.B

#Followup ADQ: Improvements in intra-city transit of distances more than ten miles significantly improve the quality of life.

70% Agree

10% Disagree

30% Qualify

CLAIM 2

ADQ: Public transit improves the production of knowledge workers by allowing them to complete tasks during travel.

71% Agree

0% Disagree

19% Qualify

CLAIM 3

Claim 3.A

ADQ: High speed rail is a significantly more secure, safe, and sustainable form of long-distance travel than either car or plane.

69% Agree

13% Disagree

18% Qualify

Claim 3.B

#Followup ADQ: Mass transit railway systems significantly decrease drinking and driving issues.

74% Agree

13% Disagree

13% Qualify

The Stream




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