How did People Commute?
Almost 80 percent of people surveyed drove to work each day. Some key findings were revealed by geo. Only respondents in the Northeast reported ride sharing. The reason for this is not clear. One thought was that ride-sharing companies have invested in social media marketing and other platforms to compete but ridership tends to be concentrated in urban areas. Also noticeable was that there were more people in the Northeast who didn’t commute or relied on mass transit.
Earlier this year, a Gallup poll as reported in the Washington Post revealed that remote work is more common, suggesting that while the commute gets worse for workers, more are working from home. The year over year data showed a 5 percent increase of people working at home from the previous year 2014. Nearly 4.6 percent of workers, (6.8 million), worked at home in 2015.
The average travel time in 2015 was more than 26 minutes, compared to more than 21 minutes in 1980.
What does your commute look like?