New Report Says One In 35 New Orleans Commuters Travel 90+ Minutes To Work


NEW ORLEANS — A new report from Apartment List says that one in 35 New Orleans commuters travel 90+ minutes to work. In the report, Apartment List dug into Census data on commute times and transit usage to better understand the rise in super commuters.

Highlights of the report that concern New Orleans, include:

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  • In 2016, 16,019 New Orleans metro workers endured super commutes, comprising 2.9 percent of all New Orleans commuters
  • The share of New Orleans super commuters has increased 9.2 percent since 2005 when 2.6 percent of commuters were super commuters
  • Super commuters are more likely to rely on public transportation. 94.1 percent of non-super commuters in the New Orleans metro drive to work, compared to 93.7 percent of super commuters.
  • Low-income commuters disproportionately rely on public transportation compared to their higher income peers, irrespective of their commute length.

The full report can be viewed here

– by Alexa Harrison, associate news editor

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