Promote Cleaner Transportation Alternatives
As measured by the percentage of residents commuting to work other than in a single occupancy vehicle
Why Is This Important?
Determined by the principal mode of travel that a worker usually used to get from home to work during the week surveyed.
Data source: U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey
In 2019, 15.6% of Oakland County residents traveled to work by means other than a single occupancy vehicle, up from 13.9% in 2015. The largest % change in means of transportation from 2015 to 2019 came from working from home (43% increase).
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has awarded the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP), of which Oakland County is a member, $100,000 to conduct an Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Plan. This plan will evaluate potential EV siting locations, provide resources for local municipalities, and evaluate infrastructure needs and trends for the region.