Number of ‘Car Commuters’ Decreasing
The number of workers that use private vehicles to get to and from work has decreased over the past 10 years in 99 of the U.S's 100 largest cities according to a report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group. Areas with the largest decrease were the New York City/New Jersey metro area; Washington, DC; Austin, TX; and Poughkeepsie-Newburgh, NY; all of which decreased by four percent or more. The trend is due in part to the recession and more people working at home; but the change is broad and demonstrates a notable decrease across the country in the number of workers commuting by personal vehicle, the number of miles traveled and the number of households owning two or more cars.
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SOURCE: The Atlantic Cities - Place Matters