The full-service resumption of public transportation has been eyed as a key to restarting the state's economy, but new polling suggests that commuting habits are likely to change as workers slowly return to the office, with more people eyeing a permanent work-from-home schedule and a majority of commuters uncomfortable, for now, with the idea of returning to mass transit.

A poll conducted earlier this month by The MassINC Polling Group found that 28 percent said they were more likely to drive alone in their car when returning to their commute.

The survey results, released on Wednesday, also found that 16 percent said they used public transit for most or all of their trips before the pandemic, but only 10 percent said that would continue to be the case.

The Berkshire Eagle.com