Solo driving is still primary form of commuting in DC metro area

Driving alone is still by far the most popular way to commute in the Washington area. Although the percentage dropped about 5 percentage points from 2013 to 2016, an impressive 60 percent of area commuters still drive to work alone. That’s far ahead of the next most popular commuter option, the Metro, which transports about 12 percent of DC area commuters.

So reports of hordes of young professionals moving to the area and living without a car appear to be greatly exaggerated, which is good news for dealers. Figures are from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.

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