Media Advisory: New Report Will Show Mounting Evidence of Millennials’ Shift Away from Driving

For Immediate Release

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Phineas Baxandall, U.S. Public Interest Research Group

phineas@pirg.org

Media Advisory: New Report Will Show Mounting Evidence of Millennials’ Shift Away from Driving

Government and Congestion Forecasts Still Mostly Ignore Changes

WASHINGTON - A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and Frontier Group on Tuesday will show mounting evidence that the Millennial generation’s dramatic shift away from driving is more than temporary. While most people know the last decade saw a marked decrease in young Americans’ driving miles, the new study explains why reduced driving among Millennials appears likely to continue even as the economy improves. The study cites data showing a continued reduction of Millennials driving to work, consistent responses of Millennials’ to surveys, and ongoing decreases in per-capita driving among all Americans. The study recommends changes for policy makers based on the analysis.

When: Tuesday, October 14 at 9am Eastern

What: Report with color cover and charts. Authors available for interview.

Where: Report will be available at http://uspirg.org/reports/usp/millennials-motion

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