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Commute to Work 2000 2009 Margin of Error
Total workers 16 years and over 1,642,700 1,812,600 n/a
Car, truck or van – drove alone 71.3% 69.5% +/- 0.7%
Car, truck or van – carpooled 12.8% 11.2% +/- 0.5%
Public transportation 7.1% 8.6% +/- 0.4%
Walked 3.2% 3.5% +/- 0.3%
Bicycle 0.6% 0.9% +/- 0.1%
Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means 0.9% 1.1% +/- 0.2%
Worked at home 4.2% 5.2% +/- 0.3%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.8 27.6 +/- 0.3

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Transportation Statistics 2000 Most Recent Available Estimate
Daily vehicle miles traveled 78,411,000 80,854,992 (2012)
Licensed drivers 2,403,300 2,770,400 (2010)
Registered vehicles 3,210,300 3,508,500 (2010)
Fixed-route transit trips 129,091,000 156,369,000 (2007)
Transit revenue service hours 4,236,000 5,149,000 (2007)
Ferry ridership 23,844,000 19,804,996 (2012)
Truck trips originating/terminating in region n/a 3.1 million (2003)
Port trade container volumes, int’l & domestic (TEU) 2.843 million 3.130 million (2009)

Source: PSRC, WA State Department of Transportation, WA State Department of Licensing, Washington State University Strategic Freight Transportation Analysis (2004), Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma. Note: Data are annual estimates unless otherwise noted; TEU = twenty-foot equivalent unit

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