The Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey has been released. Among the findings:
- The share of workers who drove to work alone has dropped to 75.5% from 76%. This 0.5% drop represents about ten million fewer cars on America's roads during rush hours.
- The share of households having one car or no car at all rose to 42.2% from 41.8%. That 0.4% increase indicates that about half a million households got rid of at least one car between 2006 and 2008.
USA Today reports on these and other findings from the latest Census research.
- The number of carpooling workers in Cumberland County spiked from 8.6% in 2007 to 10.3% in 2008.
- The number of people using public transportation to get to work in Cumberland County also increased, from 1.1% in 2007 to 1.3% in 2008.