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September 30, 2012

Rockingham Co. commuters more apt to drive alone

More commuters hit the road alone


“The prevailing sentiment by a lot of people in New Hampshire, elected and other state officials, is New Hampshire doesn’t have the population base to support public transportation. This dispels that myth,” Griffin said.

York wishes he could ride a train from Southern New Hampshire.

“I would love to see train service,” he said. “I would just like to see other options.”

Telecommuting also may be a developing factor in driving trends, Moody said.

The number of people working at home jumped 0.9 percent to 6.5 percent in Rockingham County.

The percentages were level at 4.3 percent n

ationally and 5.9 percent in New Hampshire.



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