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Getting to work: how commuting has changed in the last half-century

GETTING TO WORK How commuting has changed in the last half-century: MORE U.S. WORKERS ARE DRIVING TO WORK THAN EVER BEFORE. In addition, fewer are carpooling. Only 9% carpooled in 2011, compared to 18% in 1980. 1960 1980 2011 9% 4% 3.7% 4.2% 2.7% 4.9% 2.2% OTHER (BIKE, TAXI, ETC.) 5.4% 7% WORKS AT HOME 6% 9.5% 82.3% 84.4% WALKING 11.8% PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 62.7% PRIVATE VEHICLE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION AND THEY'RE DRIVING FOR A BIT LONGER THAN THEY USED TO. Average commute time increased from 21.7 minutes in 1980 to 25.1 minutes in the 2000s. 25.1 MINUTES 21.7 MINUTES 1980 2000 2009 IN SOME STATES, WORKERS HAVE A MUCH LONGER COMMUTE. More than 12 percent of workers in New York, New Jersey and Maryland have a commute that lasts 60 minutes or more. U.S. states color-coded by percentage of workers with commutes of 60 minutes or more: LESS THAN 4% 4% - 5.9% 6% - 8.9% 9% - 11.9% 12% OR MORE WA MT ND ME OR WI VT NH NY SD WI MA WY RI IA NE PA NV CT NJ ОН CA IL IN CO DE WV KS MO MD KY DC AZ OK TN NM AR SC GA MS AL LA TX AK , FL HI By Lisa Mahapatra INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES Sources: U.S. Census Bureau Attributions: Simon Child, llsur Aptukov, Scott Lewis and Irene Hoffman from The Noun Project 066!

Getting to work: how commuting has changed in the last half-century

shared by lisamahapatra on Aug 23
The percentage of U.S. workers who drove to work in a private vehicle grew from 62.7 percent in 1960 to 84.4 percent in 2011, according to Census Bureau data. Only around 9 percent commuted using a ca...




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