Reason 7: To increase access to transit options

pie chart of mode of commute to work, 2008 pie chart of accessibility to transit stations

As population and jobs have become less concentrated, providing transit services to Maryland residents has become increasingly challenging. Nearly three-quarters of all workers in Maryland drive alone to work. And, though transit services are available to many (almost 80 percent of the state's population live within a 10-minute drive of a commuter service such as the Maryland Transit Administration's MARC train and commuter bus services), development patterns make it difficult to take transit to non-work destinations, such as shopping and recreation.

pie chart of accessibility to commuter services

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