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Carpooling Is Totally Coming Back This Time, We Swear

New Census numbers suggest shared rides are on the rise in major U.S. cities.
Carpooling is delightful! Why did we avoid doing it for several decades?
Carpooling is delightful! Why did we avoid doing it for several decades? Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

In so many ways, the 1970s are making a comeback. Wide-leg jeans! Off-shoulder tops! Profound levels of distrust in government!

Here’s a tentative addition to that list: carpooling. New Census data released on Thursday shows upticks in the proportion of workers who report they’re sharing a ride to the office, across a number of major U.S. cities.