Cities tackle traffic head-on with commuter options
July 26, 2010 1 Comment
USA Today profiles Minneapolis Cities tackle traffic head-on with commuter options finally published. I get quoted briefly at the bottom. Also misquoted, I was talking about mode share on all trips, the article says work trips.
For the record, Brookings estimates Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington Transit mode share at 4.8% in 2008, nationally transit commuters are about 5.0% of all commuters.
Non-work transit mode share is much lower. Overall,
Transit Person Miles Traveled nationally is about 1% of Annual Private Vehicle Person Miles Traveled (source: Polzin and Chu: A Closer Look at Public Transportation Mode Share Trends. Journal of Transportation and Statistics 8(3)) Trip shares are a bit higher for transit since trip length for most bus trips is lower than private car.
The Twin Cities TBI (2000) estimated for all purposes transit mode share of 2.5%.
I think this could be fixed by deleting “work” from “work trips” in the ante-penultimate paragraph.