The Census Bureau released a new report this past Thursday, 3/18/21, entitled “Travel Time
to Work in the United States: 2019”.
Bureau folks aren’t ones to tout (or toot their own horns) about new reports, so we should
take some time to look it over. It’s short, concise, spiffy, sleek, informative, and free.
Congratulations to the Census Bureau authors: Charlynn Burd, Michael Burrows and Brian
Here’s the general Census Bureau page on journey-to-work publications. Bookmark it.
I had to look it up, but travel time to work was first asked in the 1980 decennial Census.
I would recommend perusing the report “Commuting in America III” (NCHRP Report 550 / TCRP
Report 110), published in 2006, for similar details on travel time to work, 1980 to 2000.
(The first two CIA reports were published in 1987 and 1996 and published by the Eno
Foundation. Maybe I should have Pisarski autograph my copies of all these reports!)
Another late-breaking news item. This is from the 3/19/21 (yesterday's) AASHTO
Journal. (AASHTO = American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials).
"The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently
released a new report entitled Commuting in America 2021: The National Report on Commuting
Patterns and Trends—Brief 21.1. The Changing Nature of Work
<https://store.transportation.org/Item/PublicationDetail?ID=4550> – the first in a
series of several reports produced by the Census Transportation Planning Products or CTPP
program on the subject of commuting in America.”
That’s all the news for today!