Q. Commuting Statistics


The following DOT sources include statistics on commuting, such as mode of transportation used, carpooling, and average commute distance and time.

National Transportation Statistics, Table 1-38 Principal Means of Transportation to Work: http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/html/table_01_38.html

BTS Special Report: Opinions on Cell Phone Use on Airplanes, Congestion, and Telecommuting - from the 2006 and 2007 Omnibus Household Survey:

OmniStats, Volume 3, Issue 4, October 2003: From Home to Work, the Average Commute is 26.4 Minutes: http://www.bts.gov/publications/omnistats/volume_03_issue_04/
- includes data on commute distance

Highlights of the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS): http://nhts.ornl.gov/2009/pub/stt.pdf

-Includes lenght of commute by minutes and miles.

NHTS "Stretch Commute" Quick Facts (2001): http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/subject_areas/national_household_travel_survey/stretch_commute.html -includes data on commute distance

NHTS Summary of Travel Trends: http://nhts.ornl.gov/2009/pub/stt.pdf

-Includes data on commute distance

2000 Census Transportation Planning Package (CTPP): http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ctpp/

You may also want to consult the following sources from the Census Bureau:

Census Journey to Work data: http://www.census.gov/hhes/commuting/

American Community Survey: http://www.census.gov/acs/www/index.html

American Housing Survey: : http://www.census.gov/housing/ahs/data/national.html

Data on traffic congestion in the 439 U.S. urban areas, including time and fuel wasted due to congestion can be found in the Urban Mobility Report, from the Texas Transportation Institute: http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/

  • Last Updated Dec 13, 2016
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