Most Transit Commuting Occurs in Legacy Cities
Created on February 6, 2013
Outside Major Metropolitan Areas: 9.6%
Other Major Metropolitan Areas: 25.6%
Core Cities: 16.4%
Legacy Cities (New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Boston, San Francisco):54.5%
Major Metropolitan Areas with Legacy Cities: 64.8%
Of all transit commuting trips in the U.S., nearly two-thirds occurred in metro areas with legacy cities, and more than half occurred in the legacy cities themselves.
Notes: Commuting trips are work trips. Some figures may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
Source: Author’s calculations based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2008–2010, http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml (accessed December 19, 2012).