Report on declining US car use

A new report from the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund and the Frontier Group argues that the driving boom is over. Total vehicle-miles travelled has plateaued while vehicle-miles per capita is declining. An important contributing factor is that the ‘Millennial generation” – born between 1983 and 2000 – are driving less than previous generations of young Americans.

These are not entirely new findings, but they do confirm an emerging trend that is gaining recognition in most developed economies.

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