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USA Today: Young People Driving Less

Two new studies find that young Americans are changing the nation's transportation landscape.
By
Larry Copeland

There has been "an extraordinary shift" in how people travel, said Phineas Baxandall, author of the PIRG report. "For eight years in a row, Americans have been driving less on a per-person basis than the year before," he said. At the same time, the PIRG report notes, there have been increases in the use of the Internet, cellphones and smartphones, with younger Americans more likely to own a smartphone.

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