Residents of Arlington are more likely to commute without a car than others in the region, and generally have shorter commutes overall, according to a new analysis.

A large report prepared for Arlington County Commuter Services also showed that residents are less likely to drive alone and more likely to use public transit.

The report was based on 2016 data from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Commuter State of the Commute Survey. It was prepared by Mobility Lab, LDA Consulting and CIC Research.

Some key findings from the report:

  • The average commuter from Arlington travels about 9.7 miles each way, compared to the regional average 17.3 miles.
  • 44 percent of Arlington residents drive alone during their commute. That’s lower than every local jurisdiction except for the District of Columbia.
  • Arlington residents are less satisfied with the region’s transportation systems than in the past. The report said 56 percent of Arlington residents in 2016, were satisfied, compared to 68 percent in 2013. (Region-wide, that percentage fell from 44 percent to 36 percent.)


-Commuter Connections State of Commute Survey - Arlington
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