Commute Mode

Commute mode is tracked by the American Community Survey (ACS) by asking respondents to provide the means of transportation usually used to travel the longest distance to work the prior week. A follow-up question asks about vehicle occupancy when "car, truck, van" is selected. This dataset tracks the sum of all individuals not selecting "car, truck, van" with one person in it. Transportation professionals often group travel modes into "single-occupancy vehicles" (SOV) and "non-single-occupancy vehicles" (non-SOV) because SOVs are a less efficient use of roadway and environmental resources. It also shows the share of modes that are classified as non-SOV.

This dataset updates:  Annually

Field Value
Posting Frequency Annually

Source United States Census Bureau
Source URL
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian
  • Environment
  • Roadways
  • Safety & Health
  • Transit
Data Steward Contact Ian Schwarzenberg
Data Steward Contact Email Ian Schwarzenberg
Dataset ID 6143b3bb-7bbc-4b62-9bfd-a4f968f3b111
License DVRPC Data License