Cars Traffic

The Future of the Typical, Solo Car Commute

A study finds that a third of workers would prefer to work remotely every day of the workweek, potentially removing nearly 50 million cars from U.S. roadways.

July 24, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Gwinnett County

Atlanta Commuters Outspend the Rest of the Country

The commute costs Atlanta residents more than in any other city, according to new analysis by Educated Driver.

January 5, 2019 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

D.C. Metro

Metrorail Travel Patterns Revealed

Commute data for one of the nation's premier rail transit systems, revealed.

August 23, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Nighttime Traffic

Average Commute Times Won't Change Because of the Hyperloop

Hyperloops and wider highways don't shrink commute times, the real factor in how long people will drive is how long people are willing to drive.

August 19, 2017 - The New York Times

Millennial Crowd

Hey, Young People! Stay in Your Parents’ House Forever!

A new voice in the unending chorus of complaints about Millennials, the Wall Street Journal reports that Millennials should be blamed for wanting to live in places that are popular to live in, and implies they should spend more time driving.

June 9, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Spin Class

Friday Funny: Take the Bus That's Also a Bike

Or maybe it's the bike that's also a bus?

May 20, 2016 - Mashable

Where People Choose to Live—Simple and Also Not-So-Simple

A new study confirms much of what we already suspect about the choices people make about where to live, but with a far-reaching, scientific approach.

November 12, 2015 - CityLab

Mapping the Morning Commute

What time did you leave for work this morning? What time should you have left for work this morning?

February 5, 2015 - FlowingData

Riding New Atlanta's Streetcar for a Week: a Commuter's Diary

The debate about the effectiveness of streetcars as an alternative form of transportation (rather than just a driver of property values) isn't going anywhere. The latest test case for the ongoing experiment: Atlanta.

January 21, 2015 - Atlanta

Cars Still Essential for Economic Opportunity

Recent data shows that workers need cars to access jobs and economic opportunity. What can planners do to expand access to jobs via other alternative modes of transportation?

October 27, 2014 - Brookings: The Avenue

Study Compares Job Access by Transit in 46 U.S. Metropolitan Areas

The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released the Access Across America: Transit 2014 report.

October 9, 2014 - The Transportationist

Millennials and Gen Xers Commuting Less by Car

Following up on earlier reports about the latest commuting data from the U.S. Census 2013 American Community Survey, Joseph Kane and Adie Tomer find different trends in commute choice between age groups.

October 8, 2014 - The Brookings Institution

Two Narratives Derived from New Commute Data

When it comes to making sense of the American Community Survey's data on commute times, it's all about how you frame the data.

October 1, 2014 - The Brookings Institution

Friday Eye Candy: Social Media and the Beauty of Transit

Jenni Avins shares a collection of videos created on Instagram's new Hyperlapse app that capture the beauty of transportation from every corner of the world.

September 5, 2014 - CityLab


Comparing the Price of Uber and Car Ownership

Kyle Hill compares the cost of exclusively riding Uber to owning a car in the car-centric city of Los Angeles.

September 3, 2014 - TechCrunch

Lyft Line, UberPool: Carpooling Features to Compete with Mass Transit

A new tier of service for Lyft launched today, allowing customers traveling in the same direction to share a ride. The new product follows a similar release earlier this week by Uber.

August 7, 2014 - Forbes

Toronto GO Transit

How Toronto is Making its Commuter Rail More Like Rapid Transit

Fifteen years in the making, Toronto is finally seeing increased ridership of its main commuter rail system, GO Transit, by changing its model from primarily serving suburban commuters to providing "all-day regional transit service."

July 30, 2014 - the transport politic

Fall Sprawl

Job Sprawl and Commuting Times

Suburbanization has not led to shorter commutes—except perhaps for residents of the most job-rich, affluent suburbs.

May 9, 2014 - Michael Lewyn


Drive Till You Disqualify: Will Businesses Continue Hiring Super-Commuters?

Workers with long commutes are more likely to be be tired and stressed at work, and businesses are learning that they often make for less productive employees.

February 14, 2014 - Shane Phillips

Traffic Jam

How the Daily Commute Hurts Civic Engagement

A contributing factor to widespread political disengagement? It's not what you might expect. Here's how the daily commute diminishes citizens' interest and ambition to get involved in their communities.

February 5, 2014 - Tom Spengler

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Prince William County Planning Office

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