There is a common perception in much of America that poor people ride public transit to work, while wealthier people drive. Here in the D.C. area, this is true—to an extent. It's the case in the District (where the average commuter makes $51,469, to just $45,771 for the average transit commuter), Arlington ($62,510 vs. $60,640), [...]
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The Washington regional population is booming—but more people doesn't mean more driving, according to a report out today from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.
The region's population grew by nearly 350,000 people, or 7.3 percent, between 2005 and 2011, the report states, but total daily driving hardly budged, holding firm right around 110 million [...]
OK, one more post and I'll take off my data-geek hat (which doesn't fit very well, anyway). First a quick recap: On Wednesday, the Transportation Planning Board released a study finding, among other things, that "about 90% of the workers added to the District's labor force between 2000 and 2011 both lived and worked in DC." [...]
Yesterday, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board presented a new study containing a data point that had me, city officials, and readers excited: "About 90% of the workers added to the District's labor force between 2000 and 2011 both lived and worked in DC." The language and context of that figure implied to me—and to Office [...]
I didn't get the memo, but apparently today is Commuter Data Day. First we had the Transportation Planning Board's eye-opening study showing a dramatic shift from car commutes to transit and bike commutes, and an increasing preference among D.C. workers for living in the District. Now that's joined by a similar study from the Center [...]
This afternoon, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board presented a new study of commuting patterns in the D.C. area. The findings quantify what we can all see around us: The share of people commuting by cars is dropping, while transit use and biking are skyrocketing.
Here are a few of the numbers for the region [...]
This graph pretty well sums up the fundamental challenge in the D.C.-area housing market:
That comes from Lisa Sturtevant, deputy director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, at a presentation she made this afternoon at the D.C. Housing Finance Agency. "No matter what you're looking at," she said, "the cost of housing [...]