Carolyn Kaster

The September report from the Northeast Corridor Commission revealed that driving is preferred by a wide margin when traveling between the four major cities in the Northeast. 

While the train is preferred more than the plane, cars are chosen twice as often as the second option in most pairings according to Eric Jaffe. Travelers are choosing cars for a number of reasons including expediency:

Why are so many people still driving? The top reason, given by the NCC via driver surveys, is time savings; some 42 percent of respondents believed the car was their quickest option. The second most frequent reason, at 39 percent, was that people needed a car at their destination.

Head over to CityLab to learn more about why driving is the preferred mode of transportation when traveling between these cities. 

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