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The Transportation Planning Board is using Spanish-speaking radio and television to encourage area Hispanics to take part in a survey.
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The Transportation Planning Board is using Spanish-speaking radio and television to encourage area Hispanics to take part in a survey.

The region's Hispanic community will soon be asked to weigh in on the area's transportation issues.

In its previous Household Travel Survey, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board failed to include Spanish questionnaires in its mailing. Planning board spokesman Robert Griffiths says that oversight has been corrected this time around. In fact, Griffiths says the board is putting on a full-court press to ensure the Hispanic community is involved.

He says in addition to the mainstream media, his office is using Spanish-speaking radio and television to encourage area Hispanics to take part in the survey. Griffiths says gathering information on the daily travel habits of all segments of the region's population is crucial to ensuring future transportation projects meet the needs of all. 

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