Change in Share of Generation X Commuters (Ages 25 to 54) Driving to Work, 2007 to 2013

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Millennials and Generation X Commuting Less by Car, But Will the Trends Hold?

October 7, 2014, Joseph Kane and Adie Tomer

Nationally, most commuters are still revving up their cars to get to work every morning, but how does the picture look across different age groups? Based on the latest Census data from the 2013 American Community Survey, changes are underway for younger and older commuters alike, especially in the country’s largest metropolitan areas.* By and large, millennials and Generation X are leading the charge toward a range of alternate modes, including public transportation and walking, while baby boomers continue to use their cars at high levels.


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