Commuting

May 10, 2016, 8am PDT
The number of people parking at the new Gold Line light rail station in Azusa, California is outstripping the available supply of parking spaces, forcing many onto surrounding residential streets, which now has neighbors up in arms.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
February 22, 2016, 10am PST
A new study has found that despite higher monetary incentives, most commuters won't ditch their cars as long as their parking remains free.
CityLab
February 15, 2016, 5am PST
The number of commuters taking to bicycle in the city have tripled since 2000, while commuting by car has been cut in half.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 21, 2015, 6am PDT
Yonah Freemark throws cold water on the notion that the country is becoming less auto-dependent. Yes, millennials are less auto-oriented than older were, but they haven't stopped per-capita vehicle miles traveled from increasing.
the transport politic
October 5, 2015, 5am PDT
More evidence is piling up that commuting by anything but private automobile can increase happiness, social capital, and health.
Gizmodo
October 4, 2015, 9am PDT
It's a tradeoff that 3.9 percent of the Bay Area workforce are willing to make to own an affordable home. It's often not even a choice between living in the city or the suburbs, but the close-in suburbs or the exurbs or San Joaquin Valley.
San Jose Mercury News
June 17, 2015, 5am PDT
Ride-hailing services have already conquered center cities, with companies like Uber and Lyft changing the landscape for commuters, visitors, and late-night revelers alike. The next challenge: solving the suburban-to-urban commute.
InTransition
May 3, 2015, 5am PDT
Joseph Stomberg of Vox has initiated a series of articles on commuting in America, the first based on the issues explaining the domination of the auto, the second on the debate about the driving decline associated with millennials.
Vox
April 30, 2015, 6am PDT
While transit ridership is up around the country, the D.C. Metro has experienced the opposite. The agency's planners aren't worried about those numbers, though. They're excited about development that's bringing more residents to transit-served areas.
The Washington Post
April 6, 2015, 5am PDT
Of the many reasons why the suburban lifestyle is falling out of favor with young Americans, reliance on automobiles is near the top of the list. Some suburbs are now figuring out that, to attract Millennials, they must also invest in better transit.
The Washington Post
March 7, 2015, 9am PST
Julie Pierce, city of Clayton councilmember, chair of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and president of the Association of Bay Area Governments, evaluates the effects of SB 375, California's key land use law to address climate change .
Western City
February 21, 2015, 7am PST
Responding to the New York train crash that killed six this month, Sam Tanenhaus reflects on how commuting got so dangerous and why we don't demand better.
The New Yorker
November 20, 2014, 9am PST
A new report, "Subsidizing Traffic Congestion: The Multibillion-Dollar Tax Subsidy That’s Making Your Commute Worse," was released earlier this week by TransitCenter and Frontier Group.
Streetsblog USA
November 17, 2014, 1pm PST
Current commuter benefits favor employees driving to work instead of taking public transportation, despite years of advocacy and lobbying efforts in Congress.
The Washington Post
August 22, 2014, 2pm PDT
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.
Science Direct
March 8, 2014, 5am PST
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.
Comeback City
November 20, 2013, 7am PST
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.
NPR
September 21, 2012, 12pm PDT
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.
USA Today
May 9, 2012, 9am PDT
Nate Berg uncovers yet another study matching long commutes to poor health, from low fitness to high blood pressure.
The Atlantic Cities
March 23, 2012, 8am PDT
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.
Transportation Nation