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Commuting by Public Transportation in the United States: 2019

Report Number ACS-48
Michael Burrows, Charlynn Burd, and Brian McKenzie

Introduction

Public transportation commuters constituted about 5 percent of all workers in the United States in 2019. Though public transportation was a relatively uncommon method of traveling to work in the United States as a whole, it played a prominent role in certain places. This report describes the status of public transportation commuting in the United States, beginning with the distribution of public transportation commuters across different transit modes, proceeding to summarize key geographic and demographic patterns, and concluding with a glimpse at historical trends in public transportation.

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