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U.S. commuting statistics showing tables, maps, and data of how Americans are traveling to and from work by driving, carpool, subways, trains, and all forms of transportation.

U.S. commuting statistics showing tables, maps, and data of how Americans are traveling to and from work by driving, carpool, subways, trains, and all forms of transportation.

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  • About your Commute … U.S. Commuting Statistics Where are people going? How? Marcus Bowman IAC Transportation July 2008
  • Commuters in the U.S. July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman How many commuters? How many commuters are there in the U.S? Total = 128.3 million commuters Where do they start? Where do they end up?
  • Commuting in the U.S. July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman Commuting Patterns Central city Central city Suburbs Suburb to Suburb 40.8 Within City 27.4 Non-Metro Metro-to-Metro Commuting Rural/City “extreme commuters” 0.4 1.6 Rural to Rural 20.4 18.2 8.0 1.9 3.6 0.8 2.6 1.2 1.2 Rural/Suburban Commuters Suburb/City Commuters Numbers are millions of commuters. Total = 128.3 million commuters Origins and Destinations for the Morning Commute This is what is referred to as a “Metropolitan Flow Map” Non-Metro Suburbs Central city RURAL AREAS MAJOR METRO AREA NEARBY METRO AREA
  • Going to Work: Commuting Flow Summary July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman COMMUTING FLOW MAP “ Rural” Non-Metro Suburb Center City Center City 2 Suburb 2 Metropolitan Area Nearby Metro Area Rural-to-rural 20.4 suburb to suburb 40.8 Numbers are millions of commuters within city 27.4 18.2 8.0 1.9 1.2 0.4 1.6 Rural/City “extreme commuters” 3.8 0.8 2.6 1.2 Total = 128.3 million commuters
  • Commuters in the U.S. July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman Start-to-Destination Stats Traveling into the City from the Suburbs is 14.2% of all commuting Why do we focus so much on commuting into the city from the suburbs? WHAT !? Commuting is more than just people heading to work in downtown?
  • Going to Work: Commuting Flow Summary July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman 95% of Commuting “ Rural” Non-Metro Suburb Center City Center City 2 Suburb 2 Metropolitan Area Nearby Metro Area Rural-to-rural 20.4 suburb to suburb 40.8 Numbers are millions of commuters within city 27.4 18.2 8.0 3.8 2.6 This map covers 121.2 million commuters, or 94.5% of all commuting in the U.S.
  • Going to Work: Commuting Flow Summary July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman CITY COMMUTING “ Rural” Non-Metro Suburb Center City Center City 2 Suburb 2 Metropolitan Area Nearby Metro Area Numbers are millions of commuters within city 27.4 18.2 8.0 0.4 1.6 Rural/City “extreme commuters” 0.8 2.6 1.2 60.2 million commuters touch the cities (either starting or ending there) 46.9% of Commuting is City-related
  • Going to Work: Commuting Flow Summary July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman SUBURBS COMMUTING “ Rural” Non-Metro Suburb Center City Center City 2 Suburb 2 Metropolitan Area Nearby Metro Area suburb to suburb 40.8 Numbers are millions of commuters 18.2 8.0 1.9 1.2 3.8 2.6 1.2 77.7 million commuters touch the suburbs (either starting or ending there) 60.5% of Commuting is Suburban- related
  • Going to Work: Commuting Flow Summary July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman THE TRADITIONAL COMMUTE “ Rural” Non-Metro Suburb Center City Center City 2 Suburb 2 Metropolitan Area Nearby Metro Area Numbers are millions of commuters 18.2 8.0 1.6 Rural/City “extreme commuters” 27.7 million commuters have traditional commutes involving the center city Just 21.6% of Commuting is traditional commutes involving the center city outbound inbound
  • Going to Work: Commuting in the U.S. July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman COMMUTERS The 128.3 million commuters is from ALL MODES.
  • Mode Used by U.S. Commuters July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman Mode Use 90.7% of commuting is on our network of roads * technically, a percentage of bikes and walkers use roads
  • Commuters in the U.S. July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman Mode of Travel to Work 4.6% of commuting is “transit” (public transportation)
  • Going to Work: Commuting in the U.S. July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman DRIVING ALONE % “ Rural” Non-Metro Suburb Center City Metropolitan Area Numbers are millions of commuters 75.7% of Commuting is Driving Alone 79.7% of Suburban Commuting is Driving Alone 77.5% of Non-Metro Commuting is Driving Alone 67.5% of Center City Commuting is Driving Alone
  • Commuters in the U.S. July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman Mode of Travel to Work
  • Where Are People Driving To? Overall Driving Statistics U.S. National Household Travel Survey (2001, most recent available) Job-related Travel : 27.5% of travel is to/from work or work-related. July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman Keep in mind that “commuting” represents about 19.0% of all person miles traveled in the U.S. Including “work-related business” travel the figure is 27.5% 8.5% Work-Related Business 32.8% Family & Personal Business 3.5% Other 30.0% Social & Recreational 5.8% School/Church 19.0% To/From Work % of VMT Travel Purpose
  • Commuting in the U.S. Contact information July 2008 IAC Transportation Marcus Bowman For more information about commuting contact Marcus Bowman at [email_address] . Thank you.