Why is this important?
The transportation policy area explores data on how people travel around Los Angeles county and includes issues like vehicle ownership, public transit use, and commute times. People’s transportation decisions are impacted by the quality of public transit provided by the county, vehicle and gas prices, environmental awareness, and employment opportunities. In recent years, drivers in Los Angeles have spent more time in traffic than almost any other major city in the world. Understanding current transportation trends is a key component of reducing traffic and environmental burden, and creating effective transportation policies for the future.
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