Commuting

A new study found that commuters opting for active travel modes and rail are more satisfied with their commute than those who take bus, metro, or drive.
Aug 22, 2014   Science Direct
Baltimore Magazine’s annual “Best Places to Work” list factors in in salaries, benefits, and workplace perks—but not commuting. In the Washington, DC metro area, that’s no small thing.
Mar 8, 2014   Comeback City
Have a long commute? If so, you are likely not very engaged in politics with one major exception - higher incomes can counter commuting stress. But for the rest of us, it may explain why we aren't as involved in civic issues we would like.
Nov 20, 2013   NPR
New Census data out this week shows the share of Americans commuting by alternatives to the automobile continues to rise. In two-thirds of 342 metropolitan areas for which data was provided, public transit use was up, while solo driving dropped.
Sep 21, 2012   USA Today
Nate Berg uncovers yet another study matching long commutes to poor health, from low fitness to high blood pressure.
May 9, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
WNYC's Andrea Bernstein speaks to "super-commuters", who travel regularly from home to work by air, and uncovers a new way of thinking about where we live and where we work.
Mar 23, 2012   Transportation Nation
In August, I moved into a high density apartment complex just 1.5 miles from my office and a five minute walk to a bus stop. One of the central advantages of the building's location was its access to alternative transportation modes. While I could park my car for "free" (the real cost is built into the lease), I was interested in keeping it parked as much as possible. Now, after nearly three months of experimentation, I'm ready to give up the bus, and the reasons are central to understanding the future of transit in the US. Opinion
Nov 2, 2011   By Samuel Staley
A new report from The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia shows that Philadelphia's bicycle mode share is more than double that of Chicago's (the big city with the second-greatest share).
May 11, 2011   philly.com
The new jobs in New York City aren't in Manhattan, but in the boroughs. For low-income workers to be able to access those opportunities, improved bus service will be necessary, says a new report.
Feb 28, 2011   Streetsblog
The amount of people commuting in car pools has nearly halved since 1980.
Jan 31, 2011   The New York Times
Bicyclists and transit riders are losers - right? Or are they elitist, sneering yuppies? Brian Ladd says that people's attitudes and transportation choices are shaped by deep-seated feelings about respectability, and it planners should pay attention. Exclusive
Dec 20, 2010  By Brian Ladd