A Very Brief History of Why Americans Hate Their Commutes

As part of its “The Future of Transportation” series, Atlantic Cities has published a short paper on the history of America’s commuting habits by Dr. Martin Wachs. According to Dr. Wachs, a former Chairman of the TRB Executive Committee and the 2002 recipient of TRB’s W.N. Carey Distinguished Service Award, the evolution of our commuting habits reflects broader social change affecting every dimension of urban life.

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