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Brooklyn, New York

Single-Occupant Vehicles Banned on Williamsburg Bridge During L Train Closure

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.

November 27, 2018 - The New York Times

Seattle

5 Ideas for Getting Cars Off the Road in Seattle

The Seattle Department of Transportation is searching for ways to remove 3,000 cars from the roads every day.

July 6, 2018 - Crosscut

Virginia Toll Lanes

Capitalism at Work on an Interstate Highway

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.

June 12, 2018 - WTOP

Bay Area Leads the Nation in Reducing Solo Commuters

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.

August 17, 2015 - The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert

Alternative Transportation Push Fails to Get Commuters Out of Their Cars

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.

November 5, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Group Commuting Continues Upward Trend

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.

September 21, 2012 - USA Today

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