DM&E telephone survey?
Anybody else out there getting survey calls about the DM&E railroad and its impact on Rochester?
Just something I found kind of interesting. I got a call last night from a survey outfit--KMG?--all about how I felt about DM&E and the impact I felt it might have on Rochester's quality of life.
The uptake is that I got the impression that the survey was commissioned by CP and they're looking for ways to spin the results. It didn't quite qualify as a push-poll, but close. The questions were phrased just curiously enough to feel like they wanted the answers to lean in DM&E's favor.
Questions like, "Do you agree with the statement, 'I trust DM&E's new owner, Canadian-Pacific, to work with the community to address safety concerns more than I did the previous owner.'?"
They also asked about my level of concern (major, minor, not at all) that more high-speed trains will adversely affect the effort to revitalize the downtown business district. But that last part was asked after already asking my level of concern for serious accidents and the impeding of emergency vehicles, making my concern for the business district seem minor in comparison.
I'm interested to hear if anybody else has had a call like this and if they remember the survey company name.
Could be interesting following the recent story about Mayo Clinic mulling a bypass again.