2013 State of the Commute Survey

Posted by Content Coordinator on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


Survey Topics 

  • Continued Tracking Questions:
    • Current and past commute patterns
    • Telecommuting experience
    • Awareness/access to transit, HOV, P&R
    • Transportation satisfaction, benefits of alternative mode use
    • Mass marketing awareness and influence
    • Awareness of CC, regional and local commute services
    • Employer commute assistance
  • New Sections for 2013:
    • Roads used along commuting route
    • Work activities performed during commute
    • Interest in dynamic rideshare services

Drive Alone Percentage Dropped from 2001 to 2010 – Then slight  Increase in 2013 from 64% to 66%. Telework has gained mode share since 2001; slight decrease in transit from 2010 to 2013; other modes remained essentially unchanged.


19% of Respondents Who Commute by an Alternative Mode  Started Using the Modes  because they Changed Jobs / Work Hours; 10% moved to a new residence and 6% said their worksite moved.

Download full version (PDF): Briefing on the Results of the 2013 State of the Commute Survey for the Metropolitan Washington Region

About Commuter Connections
“Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. If you live or work in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area, Commuter Connections can provide you with information on all your commute options, so you can make a smart choice about how you travel to work. Commuter Connections also helps employers establish commuting benefits and assistance programs, including telework/telecommute programs, for their employees.”

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