December 15, 2009, 7am PST
This chart from <em>The Economist</em> lists how frustrated international workers are with the commute times in their countries. The U.S. ranks surprisingly low.
November 20, 2009, 12pm PST
One of the conclusions of a new study in the San Francisco Bay Area is that switching to electric and alternative fuel cars won't reduce the burden on households because ownership is the most significant expense. Thus, density is the only way out.
Streetsblog San Francisco
November 19, 2009, 9am PST
Transit saw some big ridership increases over the past few years, but maybe not where you'd expect. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the top ten metropolitan areas where transit use has increased the most.
November 16, 2009, 7am PST
U.S. News and World Report selects "15 Cities for People Who Hate Driving and Long Commutes," choosing the cities with shorter than average commuting times and high percentages of non-auto commuters.
U.S. News And World Report
October 30, 2009, 12pm PDT
How can a Porsche be better for the environment than a Prius? If you use transit to commute, and only take the hot rod out on the weekends. Slate writer Joe Eaton sold his Volvo for a combination of transit and fun.
October 24, 2009, 5am PDT
NY MTA Head Jay Walder is considering lowering fares for off-peak hours riders in order to encourage people to change their habits.
October 20, 2009, 7am PDT
While more residents walk or bike for nonwork trips, Orenco Station residents are still driving to work at a rate comparable to other area suburbs.
October 11, 2009, 1pm PDT
Richard Florida takes a look at a recent report showing connecting solo commuters with location and comes up with an interesting demographic breakdown.
September 3, 2009, 11am PDT
Alex Marshall points out the fallacy of creating transportation policy based solely on figures like miles traveled per hour, average commuting times, and cost per passenger. Quality of the time spent commuting is rarely taken into account.
March 12, 2009, 6am PDT
As part of a larger series, NY Times guest blogger Eric A Morris talks about traffic in LA, and how the city's structure affects ease of transportation.
Freakonomics - NY Times Blog
December 29, 2008, 5am PST
Density gives cities an edge, according to this study of commutes around the world. Hong Kong, Osaka, and Berlin all rank highly.
October 11, 2008, 7am PDT
The $700 billion bailout bill includes federal tax benefits for people who commute by bike.
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 26, 2008, 12pm PDT
Gas prices are driving a select few die-hards to trade in their cars for running shoes.
August 14, 2008, 12pm PDT
At last count, the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse includes six regular bike commuters including up-and-coming pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.
August 8, 2008, 1pm PDT
Commuters on Ireland's N11 expressway were surprised to find that the cause of a massive traffic jam was a monkey on the loose.
August 7, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Suburban growth in the DC area has been fueled by low gas prices and abundant freeways. Expensive gas has changed this growth paradigm as commuters shift to public transit and seek close-in homes. Will government respond to the change in the market?</p>
August 5, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Wendell Cox looks at commuting patterns, and finds that the old supposition that most commuters are going from suburban housing to urban jobs no longer holds water.</p>
July 3, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Employers in the Seattle area are outpacing City Hall in providing incentives to employees not to drive to work in single occupancy cars. A state law even requires companies with 100 or more commuters to provide alternative commuting plans.</p>
July 2, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>T.J. Kelly was finding it difficult to squeeze in exercise, and looking at his rising commute costs. A new co-worker helped him turn his commute into a workout.</p>
June 19, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Bay Area tech companies are increasingly opening offices in downtown San Francisco, a significant change from the development pattern of the last ten years.</p>