The Evolution of Commuting Patterns in the New York City Metro Area

7 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2005

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Jason Bram

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Alisdair McKay

Boston University - Department of Economics

Abstract

Has the migration of jobs to the suburbs changed the commuting patterns in the New York City metro area? An analysis of current commuting trends suggests that Manhattan remains the region's undisputed employment center and that workers are actually traveling farther to their jobs. Two factors appear to account for the longer commutes: the dispersion of people and jobs and a greater tolerance for long-distance travel among employers and employees.

Keywords: commuting, worker flows, New York, work location

JEL Classification: R1, R2, R3

Suggested Citation

Bram, Jason and McKay, Alisdair, The Evolution of Commuting Patterns in the New York City Metro Area. Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=845564

Jason Bram (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York ( email )

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New York, NY 10045
United States

Alisdair McKay

Boston University - Department of Economics ( email )

270 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
United States

HOME PAGE: http://people.bu.edu/amckay

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