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Commuters

August 18, 2015, 7am PDT
Proof from the Census Bureau's latest American Community Survey on commuting by auto shows that millennials, if they live in cities, do indeed drive less. Census researcher Brian McKenzie describes the finding in the bureau's blog, Random Samplings.
Random Samplings
August 17, 2015, 6am PDT
According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey on commuting to work, one subregion in the Bay Area can claim accolades for having achieved the largest drop in solo-commuting from 2006, scoring the third lowest drive-alone rate in 2013.
The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
August 14, 2015, 7am PDT
The U.S. Census has released data from 2013 that offer planners the most up-to-date data available about where Americans work and how they commute.
U.S. Census Bureau
June 8, 2015, 8am PDT
By exiling short-term renters, the coastal city of Santa Monica shifts its housing burden onto neighboring areas. That burden, according to this op-ed, contradicts the city's sustainability commitment and further limits scarce residential options.
Santa Monica Daily Press
April 23, 2015, 6am PDT
In a program called the first of its kind in the nation, the Arlington County will implement a transportation demand management program for public school employees.
Mobility Lab
January 30, 2015, 2pm PST
In a recent column for Crosscut, Knute Berger looks back on the 20-year history of the city's urban village strategy to inform its emerging reality as an "urban bedroom community."
Crosscut
January 1, 2015, 5am PST
Sam Roberts tells the story of commuting in New York City, starting from the very beginning, the maiden voyage of the first ferry from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
New York Times
September 23, 2014, 10am PDT
A research study finds evidence of the positive psychological effects of walking and biking to work, joining a quickly growing body of academic research supporting multi-modal lifestyle choices.
The Washington Post
June 2, 2014, 2pm PDT
A recent study shows significant variation in commute times for students depending on where they live in New York City. The concern with the findings is that longer commute times have greater impacts on students already facing other obstacles.
Chalkbeat New York
November 30, 2013, 9am PST
When four new stops along Metro's Silver Line open soon in northern Virginia, a familiar sight will be missing: a sea of commuter parking. While smart growth advocates applaud the omission, some commuters and nearby residents are concerned.
The Washington Post
October 10, 2013, 5am PDT
The recipe for a happy commute isn't just about length. Whether in a car or on mass transit, predictability and productivity are among the key attributes.
The Wall Street Journal
August 26, 2013, 11am PDT
In recent months, a massive speed-camera program has been causing quite a stir in the tiny town of Elmwood Place, Ohio.
Atlantic Cities
December 11, 2012, 12pm PST
A new study from the New Cities Foundation suggests that those of us who use transit apps such as Waze and Roadify have shorter and more pleasant commutes.
Fast Company Co.Exist
July 27, 2012, 9am PDT
Denver is confronting a dilemma facing many cities as they build out their transit systems: what types of uses should be developed in close proximity to stations, and who should these facilities serve.
The Wall Street Journal
November 15, 2011, 2pm PST
Despite cancelling the ARC Tunnel project last year, New Jersey may build an alternative tunnel using U.S. Senate funding.
TheCityFix.com
November 13, 2011, 1pm PST
Alan Pisarski says despite reports of growth in walking, biking, carpooling and transit, very little has changed in the U.S., and people will always over-report their good intentions.
New Geography
October 21, 2011, 1pm PDT
Michael Mehaffy worked on Orenco Station in Portland, and says criticism that says it fails because most commuters drive to work misses the point of the forward-thinking development.
The Atlantic Cities
August 25, 2011, 8am PDT
Bike lanes and bike commuters are fueling a significant segment of the economy in Copenhagen. In Portland, a high amount of bike lanes could mean similar economic impacts.
The Oregonian
November 26, 2010, 5am PST
<em>WNYC</em> talks with New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan about the city's planned bicycle sharing system about how it will work and who it's intended to serve.
Transportation Nation
May 25, 2010, 8am PDT
A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rider calls out her least favorite fellow commuters, from inconsiderate people in the handicapped spots to the person munching their fries while everyone is headed home and hungry.
Contra Costa Times