See? Telecommuting CAN solve congestion

Or at least, that's what some employers in downtown St. Paul are thinking with the Republican National Convention looming as a major traffic barrier

For some workers, anything but 9 to 5 during convention -

It continues to surprise me that telework is often listed as an option for solving short-term transportation options, such as major conventions, or even bridge collapses, but it does not seem to be popular as a long term option for addressing chronic congestion.

There are numerous examples of how telework CAN work in the long term, but even more evidence as to why it has not been the revolution once predicted. Watch this space for discussion of support for both sides in the coming months!

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs