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Kansas commuters ride alone

WICHITA — I love the Census Bureau because it sometimes comes up with kooky, but revealing stats. This month it revealed that Kansas is in the top 10 states for workers who drive to work alone, with 81 percent riding alone. That means we’re among the least users of carpooling and mass transit in the US, or maybe they’re just less tolerant of neighbors and coworkers. One look at our anemic bus system would confirm that.

The states (or territories) with the highest percentage of more than one commuter per car: as you’d expect, the one’s with big cities. Washington DC, New York, Illinois, California. But, strangely, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are also on the list.