Transportation has both financial and quality of life impacts on families. The availability of reliable transportation – whether a personal vehicle or public transportation – fosters employment, access to goods, and general convenience. The less time spent
in commute, the more time that families are able to spend with each other and engaging in constructive activities.
Why is this important?
- Extended commute times can increase the cost of child care and reduce the quantity of time spent with one’s family.
How are we doing?
- 22% of workers live within 15 minutes of their workplace
- The number of people commuting more than 30 minutes to work has remained steady between 2003 (36%) and 2011 (37%).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau