Young Americans Prefer Transit

USPIRG_newdirection-smallJohn Schwartz’s New York Times article entitled, “Young Americans Lead Trend to Less Driving,” covers a recent study run by U.S. Pirg that assesses driving trends in the United States.  Their study shows that driving trends in the last decade have steadily dropped, significantly due to the millennial generation about which we’ve reported and heard a lot.

Schwartz explains that causes for this trend could include some of the following reasons: millenials are getting driver’s licenses in smaller numbers, the web increases people’s ability to communicate, baby boomers are needing to drive less as they age out of the work force, and the recession where fewer people are working on a regular basis.  Alongside these changing realities, millienials just prefer transit.

To read the full report, visit – http://uspirg.org/reports/usp/new-direction.  To read the New York Times article, visit here – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/us/report-finds-americans-are-driving-less-led-by-youth.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&smid=fb-nytimes&pagewanted=print.