More Americans carpooling, taking public transportation to work

By WEEK Producer
By NBC News

More Americans carpooling, taking public transportation to work

September 21, 2012 Updated Sep 21, 2012 at 9:59 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It appears that drivers are feeling an affordability squeeze when it comes to driving to work.

In order to save a few dollars, more people have stopped driving by themselves to work.

According to census data, the number of workers driving alone dropped slightly from 2010 to 2011, while commutes on public transportation rose.

And, according to a USA Today analysis, group commuiting -- riding buses, trains, subways, or sharing cars or vans -- rose from 2005 to 2011 in more than a third of 342 metropolitan areas.

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