Commuting Trends in NJ Show Tilt Toward Taking Public Transit

By Colleen O’Dea for NJ Spotlight

A national public advocacy group is touting the end of the “driving boom” in the United States.

So far, though, New Jersey has seen only the slightest change in commuters’ habits.

Almost 72 percent of New Jerseyans drove alone to work, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey estimates, which average data for 2011-13. That was just one-10th of a percent lower than in 2007. The number of workers driving alone actually increased by .7 percent, as the total number of workers rose by 35,000.

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