According to US Census Bureau, American Community Surveys there was about a 2.8% increase in the number of car, truck or van drivers who reported driving alone from 2005 to 2017; and bicycling increased 0.50%.
In the future, it would be interesting to identify the percentage of residents who live within 1/4 mile of an RTC public transportation bus stop and ride the bus to work, since 78% of workers over 16 years and older drove to work alone in 2018.
The Regional Transportation Plan set a 15% performance target for alternative mode share use by 2040 in the transit service area. The previous 2030 plan set non-auto mode split goals of 3% by 2012; 4% by 2020; 6% by 2030; and 10% by 2035.
- Public transit excludes taxi