From Miles to Minutes: Commutes Across the U.S. in the Wake of the Recession – Crowdsourcing Project
In 2008, millions of Americans across the U.S. found themselves rethinking their everyday routines. The recession crept into our offices, our homes, and our paychecks – leaving many without financial security, without money to pay for rent, bills, healthcare, or a place to call home.
With gas prices over $4.00 in 2008, many Americans began to take a serious look into using public transportation, cycling to work, and carpooling. However, with the spike in gas prices came higher fares, tolls, and budget cuts on transportation spending.
According to the American Public Transportation Association, in 2009, public transportation ridership climbed to it’s highest level in 52 years. Fast forward to 2012, and gas prices are down 13 cents from one year ago.
But will declining gas prices change the way you commute? For many across the country, the recession still dictates how money is spent from day-to-day. From walking instead of riding the train, to skipping that cup of coffee – every dollar counts.
Check out the website below to see how people across the U.S. continue to cope with cost of commuting in wake of the recession:
Website URL: http://minutestomiles.posterous.com/