City driving spikes, rural driving falls as opportunity shifts
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.