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STATUS: In Progress YEAR: 2023 TOPIC AREA: Public transit, land use, and urban mobility Safety and security Sustainability, energy, and health Transportation planning, policy, and finance CENTER: PSR

The Equity, Environmental, and Policy Implications of Long-Distance Commuting in California

Project Summary

Project numberPSR-23-05 TO 075
Funding source: Caltrans
Contract number: 65A0674
Funding amount: $199,831
Performance period: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2024

Project description

This project aims to establish baselines for the housing plus transportation costs and environmental costs associated with supercommuting in Los Angeles and the Bay Area regions and use scenarios to address the high degree of variability in the number of days people commute, the vehicles they use, and their non-commute travel. The results will highlight the conditions under which housing savings outweigh the financial cost of long commutes. The study will also examine the possibility of mitigating the higher environmental and time costs linked to long commutes.


Andre Comandon
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Evelyn Blumenberg
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