A new public-opinion poll has a wealth of interesting findings. The main reasons cited for using public transportation are money savings, avoiding traffic, convenience, and relaxing and being productive. The poll, from HNTB Corp., also has some interesting findings on whether people will use autonomous vehicles.
The HNTB survey found 48 percent of respondents with access to public transportation would be interested in using a driverless vehicle to go to and from public transportation stations, with interest strongest among millennials at 63 percent.
Access to public transportation using a ride-sharing service for travel from their homes to public transportation facilities is of interest to 42 percent of respondents, and rises to 58 percent for millennials.