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Solo Drivers

November 27, 2018, 10am PST
Solo commuters crossing from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the Williamsburg Bridge are in for a rude awakening on April 27 when the L Train closes. To accommodate more buses and bikes on the 115-year old bridge, cars will need at least 3 people.
The New York Times
July 6, 2018, 7am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation is searching for ways to remove 3,000 cars from the roads every day.
Crosscut
June 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
Traffic speeds during the peak eastbound commute on the 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway have dropped to 35 mph. "Toll-tweaking" and changing the algorithm are achieving limited success on this dynamically-tolled stretch.
WTOP
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
November 5, 2013, 1pm PST
New data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey shows that the percentage of commuters driving to work alone neared an all-time peak last year. State and national trends are working against progress being made by cities.
The Wall Street Journal
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