Has carpooling been declining in the US over the past few decades?



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    Yes.  Although number of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes has been increasing in major cities across the country, US Census Bureau figures from 2010 indicate that carpooling is decreasing in the country.  While the overall price of fuel has increased over recent decades, relative fuel prices are still low when you factor in the percentage of income that number typically represents.  Also, car ownership has gotten cheaper, as well as an increasing number of people living in nuclear families.  All of these factors contributed to decreasing numbers of carpooling in this country. 

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