In 1987, the Eno Foundation published the first edition of an extensive analysis of commuting trends in the United States called Commuting in America. It examines commuting patterns and trends, the characteristics of the commuter (baby boom impact, women in the labor force, suburban workers, household size tends, zero vehicle households, etc.), commuting flow characteristics, and the implications of the author’s findings.
“What a privilege it is to be able to work on a subject that is a source of endless interest. The need to better understand transportation behavior, and as a part of that the need to better understand commuting, is still with us and, it seems, will be for a long time. The ways in which human needs and preferences play out in a spatial context, given changes in technological possibilities, in the demography of the population, and in the larger society, generates an almost endless array of patterns to investigate and stories to tell, ” — Alan Pisarski.