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Beep, beep! Traffic rolls into Houston along with commutersBeep, beep! Traffic rolls into Houston along with commutershttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=105872015-09-22T05:00:00Z

​​​HOUSTON - Commuting flows among the nine counties composing the Houston metro area underscore the strong economic linkages of the region.

Every day, over half a million Houstonians, one-fifth of the region’s workers, commute to a job in a county other than the one in which they reside.

According to the American Community Survey’s (ACS) County-to-County Commuting Flows study, nearly half of Houston’s suburban workers commute daily to Harris County for their jobs.

The greatest flow of suburban workers comes from Fort Bend County, where approximately 170,000 workers (60.4 percent of its employed residents) travel to Harris County. Montgomery County is second highest with close to 83,000 workers (40.6 percent of its employed residents) commuting to Harris County.

On a city level, Houston experiences a substantial influx of daily workers as well. According to the ACS, the city’s daytime population grows by a third due to workers commuting into the city.

Not surprisingly, Texas A&M University Transportation Institute’s Urban Mobility Scorecard ranked Houston fourth among U.S. urban areas in congestion costs and fifth in total delays.


Greater Houston Partnership
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Infrastructure & Transportation
http://www.houston.org/pdf/research/quickview/Economy_at_a_Glance.pdfSee the full report at the {Source}

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