A new study from a leading transportation industry group indicates that the modern American commuter no longer believes that car ownership is the ideal way to get around and embraces public transportation through a variety of mobility modes.
In the study The Transformation of the American Commuter, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) looks at how transit users travel and what they are demanding of their chosen mobility options. The study is based on the results of a qualitative focus group and a quantitative nationwide survey with a strong focus on millennials.
One of the key takeaways of the study is that nearly 80 percent (77 percent) of commuters see public transit as the backbone of a lifestyle that includes current and future technologies such as ride-hailing, bike/car-share, autonomous vehicles (AVs), scooters and other future emerging innovations.
OCTA continues to respond to the changing transportation needs of Orange County residents with innovative bus service through OC Bus 360 and OC Flex, the new on-demand microtransit shuttle serving two areas.
Read more about the study in Mass Transit magazine here.