Commuting in America III: The Third National Report on Commuting Patterns and Trends

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operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, planning - education, land use - planning, ridership - commuting, ridership - commuting, policy - congestion


2000 Census, Census, Commuting Demographics Education, Households, Modal usage, Operations research, Public policy, Research, Traffic congestion, Transportation planning, Travel patterns, Travel time, Travel trends, Trend (Statistics), Vehicle availability, Work trips


TRB has released the third edition of Commuting in America. The report was prepared by author Alan E. Pisarski under a joint project of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) and the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). Commuting in America III is one of the most comprehensive documents of its kind. Based on the latest census information available, it contains 155 figures, 79 tables, and some 100 “factlets” that tell the story of America’s commuting trends and patterns over the last ten years. This publication will be a valuable reference for the transportation community—practitioners, researchers, and decision makers—who wish to understand how individual behavior and public policies have affected, and will continue to affect, commuting patterns. A press release and factsheets on information contained in Commuting in America III is also available.


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