Fact #390: September 19, 2005
According to the latest National Household Travel Survey, about 3.3 million people travel 50 miles or more one-way to get to work. A commute of 50 miles or more is called a "stretch commute." Most stretch commute trips are 50-74 miles in length (one-way) in a personal vehicle. Over 80% of stretch commutes were made by males and nearly 60% by those with a household income over $50,000.
|Percent of Stretch Commuting Trips|
|Less than $25,000||13%|
|$25,000 - $49,000||29%|
|More than $50,000||58%|
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics Press Release, May 12, 2004.