How does the average American travel to work and how long does it take?

According to 1980 figures, the average worker’s one-way trip covered 9.2 miles and took 20.4 minutes.

By far the favorite mode of transportation for workers was the private vehicle (car, motorcycle, or truck), accounting for 84.3 percent.

Those who took public transportation comprised 6.3 percent, and 5.5 percent walked.

The remainder used other means or worked at home.