Transportation use in Minnesota : an analysis of the 1990 census of population and housing

Author(s):

John Adams , Melissa Loughlin , Elvin Wyly

September 1994

Report no. Mn/DOT 1994-28

This report contains a summary of the information detailed in four separate reports covering one project. The project examines the variation in people's need for and use of transport services by posing four research questions and answering them with transportation related data from the 1990 Census of Population and Housing.

Questions posed are: 1) What is the socioeconomic profile of Minnesota's long-distance commuters? 2) How do Minnesota's counties and urban neighborhoods vary according to transport needs and use? 3) How can census data be used together with travel surveys to study the socioeconomic characteristics of travelers? and 4) How has interaction among the state's local labor markets changed in the last twenty years?

The main findings are summarized in this report both verbally and graphically. References to the other four reports are given.

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