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Commute to Work 2000 2010 2010
Margin of Error
2015 2015
Margin of Error
Total workers 16 years and over 1,642,700 1,776,014 +/- 14,127 2,003,121 +/- 12,474
Car, truck or van – drove alone 71.3% 70.3% +/- 0.4% 69.0% +/- 0.5%
Car, truck or van – carpooled 12.8% 9.1% +/- 0.4% 9.3% +/- 0.4%
Public transportation 7.1% 7.2% +/- 0.4% 9.4% +/- 0.3%
Walked 3.2% 3.3% +/- 0.3% 1.2% +/- 0.1%
Bicycle 0.6% 0.9% +/- 0.2% 4.1% +/- 0.3%
Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means 0.9% 0.9% +/- 0.1% 1.2% +/- 0.1%
Worked at home 4.2% 4.8% +/- 0.3% 5.8% +/- 0.3%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.8 27.04 +/- 0.4 30.2 +/- 0.4

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Transportation Statistics 2000   Most Recent Available Estimate
Daily vehicle miles traveled 78,411,000     82,247,000 (2014)
Licensed drivers 2,403,300     2,837,486 (2012)
Registered vehicles 3,210,300     3,527,998 (2012)
Transit revenue service hours 4,236,000     5,906,000 (2014)
Ferry ridership 23,844,000     20,102,239 (2013)
Port trade container volumes,
int’l & domestic (TEU)
2.843 million      3.493 million (2013)

Source: PSRC, WA State Department of Transportation, WA State Department of Licensing, Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma. Note: Data are annual estimates unless otherwise noted; TEU = twenty-foot equivalent unit

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