National Academies advisory: Commuting Trends in America

How do women and men differ in their commuting patterns? What demographic group is most likely to carpool? And are extreme commutes -- those that take more than 90 minutes growing? COMMUTING IN AMERICA III, new from the Transportation Research Board, answers these and many other questions and describes commuting patterns in the United States over the past 10 years. The data-rich report analyzes shifts in transportation modes used by Americans for their daily commute and provides information on the increasing number of employees who work from home. The report is authored by Alan Pisarski and is his third report on this topic.

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Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 12. THE DOCUMENT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 12:01 AM EDT ON MONDAY, OCT. 16. The author will be available for interviews during the embargo period. Reporters can obtain a copy by contacting the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.


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