A New Direction: Our Changing Relationship with Driving and the Implications for America’s Future (U.S. PIRG and Frontier Group, 2013)

Americans drive fewer total miles today than we did eight years ago, and fewer per person than we did at the end of Bill Clinton’s first term. The unique combination of conditions that fueled the Driving Boom – from cheap gas prices to the rapid expansion of the workforce during the Baby Boom generation – no longer exists. Meanwhile, a new generation – the Millennials – is demanding a new American Dream less dependent on driving.
A new report from U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group examines trends that they argue will make this change in VMT a permanent one. They also examine the implications for transportation policy.
Download the full report here.