Despite a great deal of hype regarding efforts to create "density" and move everybody into a diverse downtown luxury apartment . . . Very much like hottie Denise and her body of work . . .
Commuting is still king in Kansas City.
Check the data . . .
New Data: 90+ minute commutes in Kansas City region up 41% since 2010
Overview . . .
The number of ‘Super Commuters’ – American workers who bear through commute times of 90 minutes or more each way – grew by 45% from 2010 to 2019, more than 3x the growth rate of the overall workforce. There are now 4.6 million super commuters in the U.S., and there is little reason to think that remote work alone will significantly alleviate this long-term trend. With the Senate’s passing of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, the explosion of super commuting offers important lessons about what is needed to ensure that America’s cities evolve in inclusive and sustainable ways.
Here are some key findings from the report:
- There are 16 thousand super commuters in the Kansas City region, representing 1.3% of the region’s total workforce. The number of super commuters in the Kansas City region grew by 41.4% from 2010-2019, compared to the 23.0% growth rate of the region's overall workforce.
- 25% of the region’s super commuters live within a 10 mile radius of Kansas City city hall, demonstrating that not all super commuters travel long distances. Nationally, 13.5% of all workers who commute by public transit are super commuters, and transit riders are 5x more likely to be super commuters compared to drivers.
- In the Kansas City region, super commuting is most pervasive on the Kansas side of the state line, where 5% of all workers are super commuters.
Here's the full report . . .
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