Report: Number of workers using public transit slipped in 2010
A new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Americans exercising their freedom to commute to work by car is increasing.
The 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) shows the percentage of people who drove to work alone increased from 76.1 percent in 2009 to 76.6 percent in 2010. Conversely, the percentage of people taking public transportation slipped from 5 percent to 4.9 percent. The study reveals that carpooling declined from 10 percent to 9.7 percent. Overall, the average travel time for workers 16 and older inched up from 25.1 minutes in 2009 to 25.3 minutes last year. Hispanic workers had the longest mean travel time when carpooling (29 minutes) and the shortest time for public transportation usage (46 minutes).
The Census Bureau released the findings from the (ACS), the most relied-on source for up-to-date socioeconomic information every year. For more, visit www.census.gov.