The Washington region currently ranks fifth in the nation for traffic congestion, with area residents spending an average of 35 hours a year stuck in traffic. Local governments are considering a number of solutions to these problems including infrastructure improvements and changes to the public transportation fare system. As these decisions are made it is important to consider what we know about where people work and how they get to their jobs on a daily basis. This research note reviews some of the data on transportation to work in the Washington, DC metro area available in the 2000 census.
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