The Brookings Institution is out
with its 2010 State of Metropolitian America study. The "Commuting" chapter offers the following nuggets of wisdom:
Driving remains, by a long shot, the primary commuting mode in America. While driving alone to work had underwent [sic] a small loss in commuting share during the last decade, carpooling use declined significantly.
[V]ery few of the largest metro areas are seeing dramatic changes toward a "greener," lower-carbon commuting future.
Less than 2 percent of the workforce in half of the 100 largest metro areas commuted by transit.
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