30 Oct '11, 4pm

More than 86% of American workers commute to work using personal automobiles, instead of public transport

More than 86% of American workers commute to work using personal automobiles, instead of public transport

More than 86% of American workers commute to work using personal automobiles, says a new report by the Census Bureau . The American Community Survey, a subdivision of the Census, used the National Household Transit Survey to find that of those drivers, more than 87% of them were alone. This means that a full 3/4 of all American commuters drive alone to work every day. With average commute times staying above 25 minutes, this means that American workers are not only commuting in solitude, but also exacting a huge carbon toll on our planet. Even more disturbing, of the 14% of Americans that do not drive to work, only a small handful take carbon neutral alternatives, like biking or walking. Just 3.5% of all Americans take either of those methods to commute, even less than the growing numbers of people who work from home. All of this information is extremely disconcerting to p...

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