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Percent Commuting by Public Transportation in Metro Areas: 2010–2014



Commuting by transit makes up a greater share of trips in larger metropolitan areas: 12.7 percent in areas with populations over 5 million, 5.9 percent in areas between 2.5 and 5 million, and 2.5 percent in areas between 1 and 2.5 million. At the highest extreme, 59.1 percent of workers living in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City, commute by transit and another 22.2 percent walk or bike.


U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, available at as of February 2016.