• August 12th, 2017

Nathan Bomey, USA Today

The divide between urban and rural America in widening in another area that has nothing to do with politics: driving.

U.S. city driving has spiked since 2000, while rural driving has declined in a sudden turnabout that cannot be explained by population trends, according to a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study released Tuesday.

The trend may show how economic activity is increasingly concentrated in urban areas, leaving rural communities with fewer opportunities.