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Public Transportation Commuting U.S. Map

Interactive map shows use of public transit for metropolitan areas throughout the country

Governing compiled 2011 American Community Survey data on commuting habits for more than 300 metropolitan statistical areas. Click a marker to display percentages of commuters using each mode of transportation.

Larger icons represent areas with higher shares of commuters taking public transportation to work. The Census Bureau's survey recorded a single transportation type for a person's longest distance traveled, so workers riding bikes to subways typically count only as public transportation commuters.

Some users will need to zoom in before clicking a city. Please zoom out or pan the map to view Alaska, Hawaii and other areas of the U.S.

Mike Maciag is Data Editor for GOVERNING.
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