MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you’ve ever been stuck on the Palmetto or tangled in traffic on the Turnpike, then it may surprise you that the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area has the most commuters by public transit of any city in the Sunshine State.
More than 90,000 commuters use public transit systems in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area each day, according to a report from the Business Journal’s On Numbers. But, that’s out of a workforce of more than 2.5 million in South Florida.
That translates to just 3.68 percent of workers using public transportation in South Florida.
While South Florida has the most workers using public transportation, several areas of the state had a higher percentage of workers using public transit to get to their destination.
Arcadia, Florida; Clewiston, Florida; Wauchula, Florida; and Okeechobee, Florida all ranked as having a higher percentage of workers using public transportation. Still, if you total up all of those workers using public transportation it equals less than 5,000 workers.
So while more South Floridians use public transportation, it’s likely not going to help you much when you’re late for work and you just can’t seem to find a way around the daily traffic jam on the Dolphin Expressway.
New York was the top area in the country for using public transportation with more than 30 percent using public transit.