The national trend is for declining carpooling - interesting you are seeing
rise in that size class. What metro areas are you looking at. AEPisarski
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From: Putta, Viplava <vputta(a)incog.org>
To: ctpp-news maillist <ctpp-news(a)chrispy.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 3:20 PM
Subject: [CTPP] Journey to Work data
In looking at the journey to work data at all three
county and MSA level) for the Tulsa MSA, in short we observed the
A slight increase in commute time - between 7% & 8% from 1990 (as
opposed to 16-20% increase in VMT over the same period).
With regard to the mode of transportation - Carpool showed an increase
over '90 levels (1.4%) and transit commute trips declined. Several
cities we looked at for comparison purposes showed similar trend.
Almost no increase in car ownership is also observed (percent households
with 0, 1 and 2 plus cars remained same from 1990 to 2000).
Possibly all of these are somewhat related - has anyone come up with
this prediction with regard to an increase in carpooling over the past
decade (any papers published or presented)? Is this a confirmed
reversal in trend from 70s to 80s and 90s?
I guess part of my question is to do with if transit's loss is carpools'
Transportation Planning Division