AASHTO CA 3rd Edition, January 1, 2006
Commuting In America III - The Third National Report On Commuting Patterns and Trends
Foreword: Commuting in America III provides a snapshot view of commuting patterns and trends derived principally from an analysis of the 2000 decennial U.S. census and will be a valuable resource for those interested in public policy, planning, research, and education. This is the third report in this series authored by Alan E. Pisarski, transportation consultant, over the last 20 years. His first two reports, published in 1987 and 1996 along with decennial census data dating back to 1960, also have afforded Mr. Pisarski the opportunity for evaluations of patterns and trends over time. A full appreciation of commuting (the journey-to-work trip) requires an understanding of population and worker trends, the demographics of a changing population and households, vehicle availability, modal usage, travel times, congestion, and work locations - all covered by Commuting in America III. Previous Commuting in America reports presented an objective base for policy discussions of commuting-related issues. This third edition is expected to do the same.