Commute mode and income
Innovative transportation may change commutes for workers of varying income levels
Income plays an important role in workers' decisions about how to commute. Workers with the lowest earnings are least likely to drive alone to work, and often use more affordable alternatives to car ownership, like carpooling, walking, and public transportation. High earning workers have more choices in where they live and how they commute, and many choose to live within a convenient CTA or Metra trip to work. How can we plan today to ensure that innovative transportation options are accessible to everyone?
Mode share by worker earnings, CMAP region, 2010-14
CMAP analysis of American Community Survey estimates for 2010-14