The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies released an in-depth analysis of recent commuting trends. The study discusses aging baby boomers, immigrants and the impact that they will have on commuting. If you live in a large city commuting most likely effects your work and personal life. Here are some interesting statistics from the article:
- The number of new solo drivers grew by almost 13 million in the 1990s.
- The number of workers with commutes lasting more than 60 minutes grew by almost 50 percent between 1990 and 2000.
- Men make up the majority of early-morning commuters, from midnight to 7:30 a.m. Women tend to commute later and make up the majority of commuters after around 7:30 a.m.
- The number of Americans who commute from the city to the suburbs exceeds the number of those commuting from suburbs to the city and accounts for 9 percent of commuting activity.
- From 1990 to 2000, the number of Americans commuting from the city to the suburbs increased by 20 percent.
- While the population over age 65 grew by only 12 percent from 1990 to 2000, workers over 65 increased by 21 percent.
- 30 million vehicles were added to households from 1990 to 2000, and 13 million of those were added to households that already had two or more vehicles.
Read the full study:
Commuting in America III. [Transportation Research Board]